Vmi vs. Virginia
March 3, 2009
The Game Story:
LEXINGTON, VA—Top-ranked Virginia scored the first six goals of the game and rolled to a 19-3 win over VMI this afternoon in Lexington, Va. The win is the Cavaliers’ sixth in a row this season, while VMI falls to 1-4 after losing for the second game in a row.

Danny Glading paced the Cavalier offense with a career-high tying five goals and four assists. Rookie Steele Stanwick notched four goals, while Gavin Gill scored twice and added three assists. Virginia’s attack turned in an impressive performance by scoring a combined 17 goals and adding nine assists.

The Cavaliers had huge advantages in shots (52-15), ground balls (45-21) and faceoffs (19-6) as head coach Dom Starsia played every available player.

Glading had a hand in the first six goals, scoring three and assisting on three, in the first 10 minutes of action.

Junior midfielder Lowell Patterson scored VMI’s first goal at the 3:25 mark of the opening period on just his team’s third shot of the game.

Virginia scored the next five goals, including three by Stanwick, to take a commanding 11-1 lead at halftime.

Midfielder Brett Leonard finished a nice pass from Keith Long as the Keydets opened the second half scoring. Four Cavaliers scored the next five goals, including two by freshman Chris Bocklet.

Tim Moran scored VMI’s final goal on extra man with 9:42 remaining in the game. Tim Fuchs scored twice and Gill once to close the scoring for Virginia.

Mark Wade made the first start of his career in goal and recorded three saves in 39 minutes before being replaced by Rob Eimer and Rob Fortunato.

Virginia hosts Cornell Sunday at 2:30 pm at Klöckner Stadium. It is the first regular-season meeting between the two schools since 1971. The game can be watched on-line at ACC Select.