April 18, 2009

Courtesy of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The second-ranked Virginia Cavaliers erupted for eight goals in the fourth quarter to gain a 13-6 win Dartmouth before 4080 fans on Senior Day at Klöckner Stadium. The win is Virginia’s 15th Senior Day game in a row.

The Cavaliers close the regular season with a 13-1 record, while Dartmouth falls to 4-9 this season. Virginia turns its attention to next weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Cavaliers are the tournament’s third seed and face second seed Duke in the semifinals on Friday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. Duke handed Virginia its only loss by a 15-10 count last weekend in Durham. Duke has won six consecutive games against the Cavaliers dating back to 2005.

Garrett Billings, Brian Carroll and Steve Giannone all scored three goals to lead the Virginia offense, while Danny Glading added one goal and assisted on three others.

Billings teamed with Glading to start Virginia on its 8-goal run in the fourth quarter. He tied the score at six by taking a pass from Glading and beating goalie Fergus Campbell from the right side from eight yards out at the 12:32 mark.

Billings scored the winner with just over 11 minutes remaining by taking a feed from Glading off a restart and sending a behind-the-back shot into the net to the delight of the Virginia fans in attendance.

Dartmouth 2-3-0-1—6 record: 4-9
Virginia 2-1-2-8—13 record: 13-1

Scoring (G-A)— DC: Tim Daniels 2-0, Brian Koch 1-1, Philip Killian 1-0, Jonathan Livadas 1-0, Ari Sussman 1-0, Ian Ferrell 0-1, Josh Gillam 0-1. UVa: Brian Carroll 3-2, Garrett Billings 3-1, Steve Giannone 3-0, Danny Glading 1-3, Shamel Bratton 1-1, Steele Stanwick 1-1, Rhamel Bratton 1-0.

Goalie Summary— DC: Fergus Campbell 58:49 mins., 13 saves, 12 goals allowed; Pat Marshall 1:11, 0 svs., 1 GA. UVa: Adam Ghitelman 59:12 mins., 9 saves, 6 goals allowed; Mark Wade 0:48, 0 svs., 0 GA.

Shots: DC—27, UVa —41
Ground Balls: DC—37, UVa —35
Clearing: DC—20x22, UVa —24x27
Faceoffs: DC—13, UVa —10
Penalties: DC—2-2:00, UVa —3-2:30
EMO: DC—1x3, UVa —1x2