#9 UVA Men's Lacrosse Has Never-Say-Die Attitude
The 9th ranked UVa men's lacrosse team heads into this weekend's game at #15 Johns Hopkins riding a four-game win streak.
Virginia has come from behind in the fourth quarter in all of those four wins.
On Saturday, the Cavaliers scored eight of the final nine goals to beat 7th ranked Notre Dame 13-11.
In Virginia's previous two games against Syracuse and Brown, the 'Hoos scored six of the last seven goals to rally for a win.
"When you've trained a little harder, when you've studied harder, when you've done less socially on a Saturday night and you've bonded more as a team, I think that comes out in the wash in these late games," says UVa head coach Lars Tiffany. "We've had these close games the last couple years and came out on the downside too often."
"The most important part is there's not a single doubt in anyone's mind," says UVa defenseman Jared Conners. "We believe in each other, we believe in the coaching staff and everyone believes in themselves to go out and make the next big play."
"No deficit is great enough," says UVa midfielder Dox Aitken. "You just have to think one at a time and get the next goal and you can think about the next one."
Virginia's Ian Laviano has been named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week. He had a game-high five goals in Virginia's win against Notre Dame.
Virginia now has a record of 5-2 and is 2-0 in the ACC for the first time in six years.
The 'Hoos face Johns Hopkins Saturday night at 6pm in Baltimore in the annual Doyle Smith Cup showdown.
Hopkins has a record of 4-3 this season.
Virginia has lost the last two to Hopkins.