Sunday, March 16, 2008


"University of Virginia attackman Ben Rubeor, who finished with three goals and two assists, eludes two Towson University defenders during the second quarter at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Virginia (8-0) defeated Towson University (1-3), 18-13, in the non-conference game."

I've said it once. I'll say it again. Nothing beats a shooting or watching a lacrosse game on a gorgeous Saturday in Baltimore.

Saturday was nothing short of being perfect outside, well, it could have been a touch warmer, but the sun out and the sky was blue; so were the Tigers.

Out to a great start, Towson came out playing well as the score was 5-5 at the end of the first quarter. I did not think the game would be this close, nor did I think it would be 7-7 as they headed into halftime.

However, Towson came out flat-footed as Virginia, undefeated and currently ranked No.3, came out firing, scoring four consecutive goals.

From that point on, Towson failed to come back, as the final score was 18-13.

Aside from enjoying the great weather and the game itself, I had fun watching Ben Rubeor rip it up.

I grew up playing soccer and lacrosse on the same team as Rubeor until high school. The kid was always a little crazy, as I remember him having zero fear and being flat out tough.

When younger, we all have a fear instilled inside us that we don't want to get hit or checked too hard and get hurt. But he would just duck his head and drive right to the goal, not caring if he got hacked up.

Against Towson, I saw that same crazy Rubeor. From ripping outside shots, riding on a clear or just delivering punishing checks on a defender. It's no surprise he is among the top 10 best in the sport at the college level.

Aside from the Rubeor and Gavin Gill show at Towson, there were many sporting events going on in the region including: Men's and women's high school basketball Class 1A-4A state championships, UMBC and Coppin State's big basketball wins, Johns Hopkins OT loss and Towson women's basketball loss.

More on them Monday.


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