UVA Edges Terps 8-7 In OT On Rubeor Iso

UVA Edges Terps 8-7 In OT On Rubeor Iso

UVA Edges Terps 8-7 In OT On Rubeor Iso

UVA Edges Terps 8-7 In OT On Rubeor Iso

ANNAPOLIS, MD-Ben Rubeor scored the game winner with 31 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Virginia to an 8-7 win over Maryland in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament this afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

The win is Virginia's fourth overtime win of the season and its eighth win by one or two goals.

Rubeor scored Virginia's last two goals of the game as the Cavaliers rallied from a three-goal deficit early in the second half to advance to the national semifinals for the third time in the last four seasons. The Cavaliers, 14-3 overall this season, face the winner of tomorrow's Syracuse/Notre Dame quarterfinal match-up in the semifinals next Saturday (May 24) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Maryland scored the game's first three goals and controlled play throughout much of the first half with big advantages in ground balls (19-2) and shots (26-11).

"I thought (the Terps) came out of the locker room at the beginning of the game and carried the play to us in every way," said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. "We've been in these situations throughout the season where we've been down and I have a group of guys that I think were confident throughout."

Maryland freshman Grant Catalino opened the scoring by taking a pass from Max Ritz and beating goalie Bud Petit at the 9:14 mark of the opening quarter. The Terrapins, who won nine of 12 faceoffs in the first half, won the ensuing draw and scored 10 seconds later on Jeff Reynolds' 19th goal of the season.

The Terps' lead grew to 3-0 as longstick Brett Schmidt capitalized on a Cavalier turnover and caught Petit well out of the cage and put a shot into the net from approximately 30 yards out.

The Cavaliers went almost 10 minutes before taking their first shot and got on the board when Steve Giannone threw in a tough loose ball for his first goal in five games. They capitalized on just their second shot of the game as well as Danny Glading found Garrett Billings alone for a quick stick goal with 2:54 left in the quarter.

Glading tied the score at three in the final minute by taking a pass in front from Brian Carroll and scoring the extra-man goal.

Jeremy Sieverts had a hand in Maryland's next two goals as the Terps regained a 2-goal lead at 5-3. He found Catalino open for his second goal of the game at the 13:29 mark and scored a short time later with a dodge from the top.

Rubeor trimmed the Cavaliers' deficit to one with a goal from 12 yards out a minute and 29 seconds before halftime, but Maryland longstick Brian Farrell scored the first of his two goals 10 seconds later to give Maryland a 6-4 halftime lead.

"At halftime, I almost couldn't believe that we were only down by two and still had a chance in the game," Starsia said. "It wasn't a very complicated halftime. We just were kind of getting guys' attention to try to pick it up a little bit and get after them and doing the simple things that we talk about doing every single day."

Farrell scored his second goal of the game just over five minutes into the second half following a Cavalier turnover. His goal at 9:40 of the third quarter was Maryland's final goal of the game.

The Cavaliers began their comeback with a Glading goal late in the third quarter. Glading beat his defender one-on-one and sent a tough shot from the left side past goalie Jason Carter. Freshman Rhamel Bratton scored on a blistering shot from 15 yards a minute and a half later as Virginia trailed 7-6 heading into the fourth quarter.

Maryland looked to build on its lead early in the final period, but Travis Reed's goal was waved off when the Cavaliers called for a push during the preceding loose ball scramble in front of the Cavalier goal.

Rubeor's goal from seven yards away with 8:43 remaining knotted the score at 7-all and ultimately forced overtime.

Both teams have good scoring opportunities in the final minutes of regulation. Reed had an excellent chance to put the Terps ahead but his shot on the crease with 5:20 on the clock banged off the pipe. Carter made a nice save of a Shamel Bratton shot with four minutes to go to prevent the Cavaliers from taking the lead.

Maryland's last chance in regulation was ended when Ryan Young threw a pass over a teammate's head and out of bounds with seven seconds to play. The Cavaliers called timeout and on the reset Ken Clausen's 50-yard pass in front of the Maryland crease was knocked around until Peter Lamade corralled the loose sphere and sent a shot just over the crossbar with one second left.

Rubeor was stripped by Bryn Holmes on Virginia's first overtime possession, but regained possession as Max Pomper fielded a missed shot that was blocked out front. He passed the ball to Mike Timms who lofted a long pass down field. The Terrapins knocked the ball out of bounds with 1:13 remaining. Brian Carroll's shot with 43 seconds left was high. On the restart, Rubeor used a Billings pick to lose his defender. His shot from six yards out managed to scoot between Holmes' legs and past Carter to send the Cavaliers to their fourth overtime win of the season.

"It was the same play that we ran about a minute before, before I turned the ball over," said Rubeor. "I was stripped by the short pole (Holmes) the first time I went on it but we like the match-up where Billings has the short pole covering him. I came off the pick and they switched at first, but then the short pole didn't stay on me and I had an open look and put it on cage."

"When Maryland called timeout on their end (with 3:16 left in overtime), at the end of the timeout before we broke the huddle, all I said to the team was, 'let's get Ben another chance,'" said Starsia. "We got that stop on defense and got it back down and he makes the play to win it."

Petit was outstanding in goal and finished with 14 saves, the second-highest total of his career, to highlight a stout Virginia defensive performance. Garett Ince shook off a rough first half by winning five of six second-half faceoffs to help Virginia comeback in the second half.

After being outshot in the first half by 15 shots, Virginia outshot the Terps in the second half 24-14.

The trip to the national semifinals is the 19th in school history. Virginia won the national championship in 1972, '99, 2003 and '06.

Maryland 3-3-1-0-0-7 record: 10-6
Virginia 3-1-2-1-1-8 record: 14-3

Scoring (G-A)- M: Grant Catalino 2-0, Brian Farrell 2-0, Jeremy Sieverts 1-2, Jeff Reynolds 1-0, Brett Schmidt 1-0, Bryn Holmes 0-1, Max Ritz 0-1. V: Ben Rubeor 3-0, Danny Glading 2-1, Garrett Billings 1-0, Rhamel Bratton 1-0, Steve Giannone 1-0, Brian Carroll 0-1.

Goalie Summary-M: Brian Phipps 30 mins., 3 saves, 4 goals allowed; Jason Carter 33:29 mins., 5 saves, 4 goals allowed. V: Bud Petit 63:29 mins., 14 saves, 7 goals allowed.

Shots: M-40, V-35
Ground Balls: M-36, V-22
Clearing: M-17x20, V-17x22
Faceoffs: M-11, V-8
Penalties: M-4-3:00, V-2-1:30
EMO: M-0x2, V-1x3

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    by (#143077) on 5/17/08 @3:17PM
Awful call by the officials taking away that Maryland goal. The announcers really need to step up and say something when they're calling the game and put the reffs on the spot.
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   (no subject) by 5/17/08 @3:20PM
      Maryland Got Screwed. by 5/17/08 @3:34PM
         Maryland fans STOP being Pussies by 5/17/08 @7:58PM
   Would you like some cheese with that wine? by 5/17/08 @3:41PM
      shut up by 5/17/08 @4:28PM
      (no subject) by 5/17/08 @8:08PM
   (no subject) by 5/17/08 @8:09PM
      Defense was strength of team... by 5/17/08 @9:04PM
         (no subject) by 5/17/08 @10:59PM
   (no subject) by 5/17/08 @8:10PM
The Call (nt)
    by (#158969) on 5/17/08 @4:27PM
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   More on that I mean by 5/17/08 @4:28PM
      Refs made the right call by 5/17/08 @4:32PM
         they made the official call but... by 5/18/08 @1:30AM
            right but by 5/18/08 @10:09AM
               finally - someone gets it right. by 5/26/08 @10:13PM
Maryland Played A Good Game, But........
    by (#136419) on 5/17/08 @6:10PM
They definitely looked tight at times, even when they were leading. And, after Maryland's defense really came up big on UVA's possession to start OT, Maryland called a timeout. But, Maryland looked tight on offense right after that timeout. It seemed like they almost threw the ball away on their first four or five passes.

In addition, Maryland hurried some of their other shots. But take nothing away from UVA. They stayed cool, wouldn't quit, battled back, held Maryland, and scored on a great play. Ben Rubeor's move was awesome, and he provided pure senior leadership on that play. Good luck, UVA!
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   UVA was lucky by 5/18/08 @12:20PM
      agree somewhat..... by 5/18/08 @8:37PM
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    by (#106546) on 5/17/08 @8:15PM
Maryland appeared to draw first blood at the 13:55 mark of the fourth to take a two-goal lead on a Travis Reed goal, but the goal was waived off by the officials due to a Virginia loose-ball push prior to the shot.

This is directly from the umterps.com

get ur facts straight. no one was in the crease. if its a loose ball push its a play on. maryland picked it up therefore the play on is off and the goal should have counted.

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   terps....twerps by 5/17/08 @9:19PM
      (no subject) by 5/18/08 @1:34AM
   re: "get ur facts straight" by 5/18/08 @7:31AM
      (no subject) by 5/18/08 @10:05AM
      (no subject) by 5/18/08 @10:46AM
         "dude ur an idiot" by 5/18/08 @11:20AM
            calm down by 5/20/08 @6:21PM
      (no subject) by 5/18/08 @6:28PM
   Agreed by 5/18/08 @2:29PM
Terps-"Buffalo Bills of College Lacrosse"?
    by (#136419) on 5/17/08 @9:28PM
They are calling the Terps the "Buffalo Bills of College Lacrosse"? I don't know about that. Don't forget that, at least the Bills WENT to four straight Superbowls, and, in three out of the four, they were outmatched. With Cottle, here is what Maryland has done in the playoffs:

2003-got pounded by eventual champ UVA in the Final Four
2004-choked and lost to Princeton in OT in the Quarterfinals
2005-made the Final Four, but got crushed by Duke
2006-made the Final Four, but had a lousy showing and got upset by UMASS
2007-got upset by UMBC in the First Round
2008-lost to UVA in OT in the Quarterfinals

I don't think the Terps can fire Cottle right now, but the Terps fans are getting restless, and with decent reason. Maryland has been to three Final Fours with Cottle, but:

1. They have yet to MAKE the title game.
2. In each of their losses in the tournament, they didn't have a great showing. Well, they had a decent showing against UVA this year, but they looked tight at times.

The question is-how many more years can Cottle make it if Maryland doesn't at least make the title game? Tony Seaman got fired at Hopkins after failing to do so for eight seasons. Of course, the standards at Maryland aren't quite as high as they are at Hopkins, but Maryland has some good tradition. The Terps haven't won a title since 1975, and some people are getting antsy.
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   (no subject) by 5/17/08 @10:55PM
      Cottle Does Less With More by 5/17/08 @10:59PM
   Disagree by 5/20/08 @6:27PM
    by (#109373) on 5/17/08 @11:36PM
TERPS WERE THE REAL GAME WINNERS. and for the record. the virginia helmets are gay
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   (no subject) by 5/18/08 @10:48AM
   how old are you? by 5/18/08 @2:33PM
      wrong guy man by 5/18/08 @8:20PM
      (no subject) by 5/19/08 @6:39PM
what a game
    by (#117375) on 5/17/08 @11:42PM
i predicted that if uva went into this game flat that they would loose. the funny thing was that they did but i did not see that Maryland going flat in the second half letting uva rally. uva looks really flat lately they only step it up in the last minute when the possibility of loosing stares them in the face.
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   100% robbed by 5/18/08 @10:03AM
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      (no subject) by 5/18/08 @2:36PM
What happened to Ritz anyway?
    by (#118964) on 5/18/08 @2:42PM
I just brought this up to some little jerk making fun of the brattons. Max Ritz was a go to guy last year. Yeah, MD recruited some great freshmen, but it seemed to me that he was really overlooked this season. I'm not really a MD fan so I dont know the details, j/w if anyone else did...
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    by (#196296) on 5/19/08 @3:18PM
refs in my opinion never determine the outcome of a game yet it is the players who always determine the outcome of the game, given they make bad calls but never decide the outcome, it always falls on the players i.e. Maryland went 0-2 on man up plays get one goal during those and it's a win, 3 minutes in penalties commit one less and maybe Virgina doesn't get that man up goal it's a win, it's all on the players capitalizing on the small things and the big things will follow
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   (no subject) by 5/20/08 @12:58PM
    by (#140423) on 5/22/08 @6:33PM
was the only team playin out there they lost the game themselves, virginia don't take credit on winning that game and why did MD take phipps out??
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