The 8th ranked UVa men's lacrosse team rallied from a 6-3 early deficit to beat Vermont 12-10 to improve to 5-1 on the season. It was Virginia's 32nd midweek win in a row.
Although Virginia scored the first two goals of the game, the 'Hoos trailed by one at half and were behind most of the game.
Coach Dom Starsia said, "The effort and the preparation were not good enough," said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. "I told the kids afterwards that's not how we want to be, not how we want to live our lives and play lacrosse. You can't take these things for granted. You can't mail in an effort. Give Vermont credit first and foremost, they played hard throughout the game. We had a little bit of grit that was able to pull us out. We've been good at the end of these games in the past couple of weeks. That speaks to who we are overall, it doesn't matter who the opponent is. We've been playing a lot of lacrosse, but that's not an excuse. A ‘W' beats an ‘L', but only by a little in this case."
Owen Van Arsdale led all players with five points (two goals and three assits). Matt White and Ryan Tucker each had two goals for the Cavaliers.
Virginia returns to action on Saturday hosting #3 ranked Cornell at 1pm.