Virginia Men Survive Scare, Advance to Second Round

May 11, 2008

Danny Glading scored four goals and added an assist, as the Virginia men's lacrosse team snuck by UMBC, 10-9, in NCAA Tournament first round action. With the victory, the Cavaliers improve to 15-3, and will face Maryland next Saturday in second round action.

After falling behind, 1-0, Ben Rubeor scored two unanswered goals, propelling Virginia to the 2-1 lead. The two teams battled back and forth, with the Retrievers taking a 5-4 lead into halftime. UMBC scored two goals early on in the third quarter, and led 7-5, when Virginia mounted a comeback. Shamel Bratton's goal put the Cavaliers in front by one.

Virginia led, 9-8, in the fourth quarter, when Matt Latham found the back of the net to tie the game. The Wahoos, however, would prevail, as Garrett Billings scored the game winner in the final minute, ending the Retrievers' season, and punching Virginia's ticket to the second round.

The Cavs will face the Terrapins at Navy on Saturday in second round action.


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