Virginia Outlasts Johns Hopkins, Stays Perfect

March 22, 2009

The Virginia men's lacrosse team survived a scare at Johns Hopkins Saturday night, hanging on for a 16-15 win at historic Homewood Field.

The Cavaliers were in control early on and led by as many as six goals in the first half, but JHU would cut that lead to four before halftime. The Blue Jays would score the first three goals in the third quarter to get the lead down to one, and eventually tied the game at 14 on a Chris Boland goal. Moments later, JHU would take a one goal lead when Brian Christopher found the back of the net.

Virginia would respond in the fourth when Shamel Bratton scored the equalizer with just over 12 minutes to play. The Cavaliers then took the lead back when Danny Glading scored his second goal of the game on a long-range shot with 10:01 left in the game.

The score would stay 16-15 for much of the fourth quarter, but Hopkins had a shot to win it in the closing seconds. JHU's Steven Boyle got control of a loose ball, but was unable to find an open man in front of the cage. Neither team could gain possession of the ball and time eventually ran out.

The Cavaliers are now 10-0 this season. They will try to stay perfect next Saturday when they host Maryland in their ACC opener.

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