Duke vs. Virginia
April 12, 2003
The Game Story:
DURHAM, N.C. -- Virginia received three goals apiece from Billy Glading and Chris Rotelli to lift the sixth-ranked Cavaliers to an 11-8 victory over 12th-ranked Duke in ACC men's lacrosse action at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Cavaliers improve to 7-2 overall 2-1 in the league while Duke falls to 7-5 overall and 0-3 in the ACC. Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina finish the regular season tied atop the league standings, and a blind draw on Monday will determine the seedings for the ACC Tournament which is set for April 18-20 in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia's win snaps a three-game Duke winning streak over the Cavaliers in Durham.

Duke jumped on top 1-0 as Matt Rewkowski scored the first of his three goals on the day less than six minutes into the contest. Virginia then tallied back-to-back goals by Matt Ward and Glading for a 2-1 advantage. Duke's Kevin Brennan rounded out the first quarter scoring with a goal from Matt Monfett at the 1:09 mark.

The Cavaliers outscored Duke 2-1 in the second period to take a 4-3 lead at intermission. Kyle Dixon and Ward sandwiched goals around a Monfett tally in the quarter. Virginia then scored on its first four shots of the third period to take an 8-3 lead on A.J. Shannon's extra man goal with 4:29 remaining. Rewkowski ended the 5-0 Cavalier run with an unassisted goal at the 1:50 mark before Glading found the back of the net with just 28 seconds left in the quarter for a 9-4 Virginia advantage.

Rewkowski opened the fourth period with an extra man goal, but, less than a minute later, Rotelli scored on a feed from Shannon to push the margin back to five goals. Monfett then scored consecutive goals to get Duke within three goals at 10-7, but a tally by John Christmas at the 2:16 mark all but sealed the win for Virginia.

Rewkowski and Monfett scored three goals each while Brennan added a pair to lead the Blue Devils. Joe Yevoli finished the day with three assists and Dixon contributed one goal and two assists.

In goal, Virginia's Tillman Johnson was credited for 11 saves while Duke's A.J. Kincel made eight stops.

The ACC Tournament is up next for both teams, with the pairings to be announced by the league office on Monday. The semifinals are scheduled for Friday night beginning at 6:00 p.m.