Drexel Stuns UVA 11-10

Drexel Stuns UVA 11-10

Drexel Stuns UVA 11-10

Drexel Stuns UVA 11-10

Charlottesville, Va. - Drexel freshman Colin Ambler scored his only two goals of the game in the final 10 seconds to lift the Dragons to an 11-10 win over top-ranked Virginia in the season opener for both teams this afternoon at the UHall Turf Field.

The loss snapped UVa's 19-game home winning streak and was Drexel's first victory ever against Virginia. The loss is also UVa's first in the season opener in seven years.

Drexel outscored Virginia 8-4 in the second half, including scoring four of the game's final five goals, to rally from a three-goal deficit to gain the win.

Virginia's Ben Rubeor scored his fourth goal of the game on an extra-man situation early in the fourth quarter to give the Cavaliers a 9-7 lead. Rubeor paced the Cavalier offense with four goals and four assists.

Drexel won the ensuing faceoff and scored a man down goal as Kevin Dart raced past several UVa defenders and fired a shot past goalie Kip Turner to draw the Dragons within 9-8.

Freshman Greg Casey tied the game at 9-all with his second goal of the contest with 10:20 remaining.

Danny Glading scored with 6:43 remaining as Virginia regained the lead at 10-9. Glading finished with two goals and an assist.

Holding a one-goal advantage in the final minute, Virginia midfielder Steve Giannone hit the pipe with less than 30 seconds to play. Drexel defenseman Adam Crystal picked up the ground ball and Drexel called timeout with 16 seconds to play.

Coming out of the timeout, Ambler got free on the left side and took a pass from Andrew Chapman and quickly rifled a shot past Turner to tie the score with 10 seconds remaining.

Zak Fisher won the ensuing faceoff for Drexel and found Ambler on the left side for the game winner with three seconds remaining.

The Dragons took just 24 shots, while Virginia managed 46. They also won 13 of 22 faceoffs, including four of five in the fourth quarter.

Goalie Bruce Bickford, who made 22 saves against UVa last year, finished with 17 saves.

The Cavaliers travel to Long Island next Saturday for a match-up against Stony Brook. Drexel stays on the road with a contest at Lehigh.

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unreal
    by (#153942) on 2/18/07 @5:54PM
i cant believe this happened ....wow
 
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not surprising
    by (#138995) on 2/18/07 @6:01PM
I had a feeling UVa would be upset sometime this year by a much weaker team. not the same team as last year
 
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(no subject)
    by (#155767) on 2/18/07 @6:06PM
I was at the game... this was not the same UVa team the handle Georgetown in their scrimmage a week ago. UVa dropped way too many passes off of cuts, did not handle the ball well at all. Kip had some nice saves, but overall not a great game. I give Drexel credit hanging in there and taking advantage of their opportunities. I imagine UVa will bounce back next weekend at Stony Brooke and be ready for Syracuse in 2 weeks.
 
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   HA HA HA by 2/18/07 @6:38PM
      (no subject) by 2/18/07 @7:29PM
         uva by 2/18/07 @8:28PM
            (no subject) by 2/18/07 @11:51PM
         (no subject) by 2/18/07 @11:52PM
         Isnít that what counts? by 2/19/07 @12:23PM
      (no subject) by 3/25/07 @7:43PM
what about drexel
    by (#3709) on 2/19/07 @11:18AM
Everyone is talking about UVA. This is huge for Drexel. For those of you who saw the game. How good did Drexel look, could this year be there coming out party?
 
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   new blood was awesome by 2/21/07 @12:07AM
I am not suprised, Why?
    by (#119053) on 2/19/07 @12:25PM
Well if oyu look at the roster they have no midfield after the first line. UVA has the same problem as Duke with no midfield. If you look at the box it is pothetic. All attackmen like gladding, rubeor, and billings. The good freshmen Brian Carroll had a good game with 1g and 1 a but he was the only middi goal scorer. That is pathetic. And what is up with the D. 11 goals? Thats gotta improve but what I think part of the reason why they lost was UVA's home stadium is Klockner. That is grass they played on artifical turf. Different bounce when shooting. That is why Kip had a bad game. Unlucky, I think Hopkins or G-town will win it this year althouhg g-town has the smae problem but not as bad
 
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helmets
    by (#23904) on 2/19/07 @1:14PM
I blame the helmets
 
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   unreal by 2/19/07 @1:18PM
   Agreed by 2/19/07 @6:36PM
      (no subject) by 2/19/07 @7:38PM
         No... by 2/19/07 @8:46PM
LMFAO
    by (#154714) on 2/19/07 @2:16PM
What a joke! Maybe they should use Hopkins' moto this year... "Well Done is Better Than Well Said". UVA talks wayyyyyyy too much and last year they may have been able to back it up but no this year... It's just like 04, the year after they won the championship the last time. They started off getting beat by Denver and Air Force and didn't even make the playoffs. UVA is a joke they suck!
 
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LMFAO
    by (#154714) on 2/19/07 @2:25PM
What a joke! Maybe they should use Hopkins' moto this year... "Well Done is Better Than Well Said". UVA talks wayyyyyyy too much and last year they may have been able to back it up but no this year... It's just like 04, the year after they won the championship the last time. They started off getting beat by Denver and Air Force and didn't even make the playoffs. UVA is a joke they suck!
 
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   Questions anyone? by 2/19/07 @2:34PM
      wow by 2/19/07 @3:55PM
         (no subject) by 2/19/07 @10:29PM
UVA Still Strong
    by (#155915) on 2/19/07 @6:33PM
Thank you Bcmbears. Wow, doesn't this happen in all sports. A powerhouse team has lost a game and everyone seems to be jumping off the bandwagon. UVA is an extremely young and very talented team. Ben Rubeor is probably the best Attackman in the nation and he clearly demonstrated that. Virginia's midfield unit needs to step it up. After Drew Thompson made the cover of Lacrosse magazine he needs to live up to that kind of pressure. Virginia obviously had some first game jitters. Although I beleive hopkins is the best team in the nation I'm still putting the cavs right behind them. I'll be willing to talk to anyone about what kind of team Virginia is after they play Syracuse in two weeks.
 
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   uva by 2/19/07 @6:38PM
   best attackmen by 2/19/07 @7:21PM
Virginia repeat of '04 or First Game Wake up Call
    by (#153670) on 2/19/07 @11:32PM
First off, I lived in Charlottesville for 4 years and am I huge Virginia fan. I've been to every home Virginia lacrosse game in '03, '04, and '05. And have attended every single NCAA Championship since '03.

Virginia did do horrible after winning in 2003. I don't think that this Virginia team though is in as bad of a spot as the '04 team was. This team is very well rounded and very well coached. If I'm correct this should just be a wake up call for Virginia. If not we'll have another repeat of '04. Truly only time will tell... these next two weeks will be critical.
 
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It Is Wide Open This Season!
    by (#136419) on 2/20/07 @1:07AM
Absolutely! I think that there are a handful of teams, including Virginia, who will be capable of winning it all in May. This year, I don't think there will be one team that is way better than everyone else like Virginia was last year. I think that these next couple of weeks will be crucial for Virginia, especially the Syracuse game in Baltimore.
 
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   (no subject) by 2/20/07 @11:45PM
Get Ready For Many More Great Virginia Years!
    by (#136419) on 2/20/07 @1:13AM
Dom Starsia may be the best recruiter in the history of the game. Did you all know that, of the class coming into Virginia next year, 8 members are ranked in the Top 50 for seniors this year? 4 of those 8 are in the Top 5, including 2 twin brothers from Huntington, New York and the best goalie on Long Island in years!

P.S.-Bill Tierney is still the best game coach, and the best with Xs and Os, though. The admissions have cracked down at Princeton, so Bill can't get the amount of great ballplayers he used to get. In fact, I bet that Starsia is getting a lot of the players who would have gone to Princeton in past years.
 
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Luck Is All Part Of The Game
    by (#136419) on 2/20/07 @10:47AM
People will say for a long time that Drexel got lucky, because if Virginia had scored rather than hit the pipe towards the end, the game would have been over! Well folks, there is a bit of luck involved in every game! Drexel was still in a position to win and they succeeded. You can't give them any more credit than they deserve.
 
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   post shot by 2/20/07 @4:14PM
      All The Power To Drexel's Goalie, Then! by 2/20/07 @11:01PM
Congratulations To Marc Van Arsdale!
    by (#136419) on 2/20/07 @10:55AM
For those of who you didn't know, in the offseason, Marc Van Arsdale went from Assistant Coach to Associate Head Coach at Virginia. Way to go, Marc! I bet that he will be offered head coaching jobs at other programs throughout the next few years(ie. North Carolina, if things don't work out for John Haus). However, I think he is at UVA for good! He is about 10 years younger than Dom Starsia, and I bet he takes over when Dom retires.
 
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What an idiot.
    by (#10) on 2/21/07 @8:58AM
If that dickfor doesn't shoot it at the end UVA wins. Even if he scores that only stops the clock and gives drexel a shot to get the ball. Congrats buddy, you blew the game.
 
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   (no subject) by 2/21/07 @11:33PM
   SU's year by 2/22/07 @1:43PM
      Maybe For 1 Year, But Not For Long!! by 2/22/07 @3:14PM
      SU's turn... by 2/24/07 @5:34PM