No. 5 Princeton's save at :07 nets 8-7 victory over No. 14 Virginia

College Lacrosse

March 14, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sophomore goalie Dave Law made a career-high 15 saves - including one with seven seconds left - to help lift No. 5 Princeton to an 8-7 victory yesterday over No. 14 Virginia before 3,510 at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.

The loss was the reigning national champions' fourth in a row after a season-opening victory and represents their longest losing streak in 17 years.

Princeton (2-1), which got two goals each from Mac Bryson and Drew Casino, won in Charlottesville for the first time since 1994.

"We came back from a really tough defeat last week," said Tigers coach Bill Tierney, whose team lost to top-ranked Johns Hopkins, 14-5. "We played with a lot of poise. They threw everything at us."

Princeton had either a one-goal or two-goal lead for the final 42:27 of the game, but the Cavaliers had seven chances in the final five minutes to get the tying goal.

The Cavaliers' last opportunity came after a timeout with 14.2 seconds to play. Sophomore Matt Ward (three goals) took a low shot after the restart, but Law made his final save.

Princeton 3 3 2 0 - 8

Virginia 2 2 2 1 - 7

Goals: P-Bryson 2, Casino 2, Trombino, Doneger, Boyle. Hayes ; V-Ward 3, Dixon, Gentry, Christmas, Abbott. Assists: P-Sowanick, Trombino; V-Dixon, Gentry, Yevoli. Saves: P-Law 15; V-Johnson 11.

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