Men: Virginia Comes Back Strong Over Princeton, 15-8

Men: Virginia Comes Back Strong Over Princeton, 15-8

Men:  Virginia Comes Back Strong Over Princeton, 15-8

Men: Virginia Comes Back Strong Over Princeton, 15-8

Josh Sims started the scoring for Princeton after less than a minute as he just over-powered his man and ran straight to the net for a score. Princeton had a good opportunity to go up two shortly after with a man-up situation, but instead Virginia's Jay Jalbert fired one home after an unsettled rush resulted in a feed from David Jenkins. Sims came back for Princeton with a crank bounce shot from five yards inside the restraining line. Princeton was then given the chance to go up by two when Jay Jalbert thought Owen Daly's arm was a tree trunk and he was weilding an ax. This time the Tigers took advantage when Sims found Chris Harrington all alone right in front of the goal. Drew McKnight brought the Cavaliers back within one; after a nice feed from behind from Conor Gill, McKnight threw one over Princeton goalie Trevor Tierney's left shoulder. B.J. Prager put Princeton back up by two with a similiar play. Gill made the score 3-4 when he curled from behind on his left side and shot one high. David Bruce tied the game at 4 when he snatched up a rebound and put it away; that is how the quarter ended. Virginia came out a little over zealous and took many undisciplined penalties, but Princeton could not capitalize.

Conor Gill put Virginia up for the first time in the second quarter when he repeated the same move from the first quarter. This time Princeton defenseman Scott Farrell jumped on top of him and he was called for unsportsmanlike conduct. Now it was time for Princeton to be undisciplined and although that penalty did not cost them Sims' slashing penalty shortly after did and Virginia had a 6-4 lead. Gill came around the left side for the third time and Princeton was ready with an early slide so he simply dumped it to David Bruce who was left alone to go up 7-3. Time out, Princeton. Princeton settled down and ended the quarter with a goal to go into half-time down 7-5.

Virginia came out stong in the third quarter winning it 6-2 and going into the fourth up 13-8. During this run Princeton goalie Trevor Tierney looked vulnerable as everything was finding the back of the net. To make matters worse the netminder for Virginia, Derek Kenney, made the saves when he needed to and handled the ball with more success.

In the fourth quarter the officials gave the Tigers plenty of chances to come back with weak calls, but Princeton was desperate and making poor decisions. Virginia just hung onto the lead and coasted to a 15-8 victory with complete control

The keys to the game were Gill and McKnight penetrating at will and Kenney outplaying Tierney in net.

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Uva is #1
    by (#245) on 3/11/00 @8:13PM
No matter what anybody says Uva is #1. They have an explosive offense backed by a really good defense so all you doubtfuls can just hang your head in shame and watch UVA win the national title for the second year in a row!!!
 
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Scoreboard
    by (#1106) on 3/11/00 @10:24PM
I like to go by the scoreboard, which I believe said that SU beat UVA. A great game, and congrats to UVA for coming back strong. BUt our win today and our win over UVA clearly puts SU at #1 right now. Sounds like Gill woke up today. Great game UVA, I'll always root for anyone who plays Princeton or UNC.
 
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Why UVA Sux
    by (#890) on 3/12/00 @3:20PM
Way to get your heads partialy removed from your asses fellas! SU still had the big win though. Too bad Princeton wasn't on top of its game on Saturday. I hope you know that ya'll were lucky fucka's
 
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UVA
    by (#734) on 3/12/00 @11:19PM
Princeton sucks!
 
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Scoreboard
    by (#1106) on 3/11/00 @10:25PM
I like to go by the scoreboard, which I believe said that SU beat UVA. A great game, and congrats to UVA for coming back strong. BUt our win today and our win over UVA clearly puts SU at #1 right now. Sounds like Gill woke up today. Great game UVA, I'll always root for anyone who plays Princeton or UNC.
 
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Got to admit you're right
    by (#245) on 3/11/00 @10:54PM
I really got to say 'cuse is no. 1 but only because of that CLOSE game. Neither team deserved to lose that one. So, UVa tails a close second to the cuse but i have faith in hopkins to blow them right out of the water. Sorry!!
 
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The Real Story
    by (#1148) on 3/14/00 @6:31AM
The real story was the one of the Kenney bros. Older Jake, scored on Derek in the second- beating Curtis from behind the net, pulling the Tigers within two 7-5.
 
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lacking a goalie
    by (#2113) on 4/13/00 @8:05PM
if princeton wants to represent in the d1 lacrosse world they might want to think about investing in a goalie that is worth more than a penny. who ever is in the cage now should take a seat on the pine and let someone else step up.
 
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    by (#72115) on 5/12/04 @11:09AM
r u serious trevor tierney is a beast
 
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