UVa Men's Lax Beats Maryland 13-12 in OT; Advances to Final Four
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia men's lacrosse team rallied from a five-goal deficit in the 4th quarter, and the Cavaliers beat Maryland 13-12 in overtime in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday in Hempstead, NY.
The victory sends UVa to the Final Four for the 23rd time in program history, and the first time since winning the championship in 2011.
The Wahoos won the opening faceoff in OT, and Matt Moore scored on an open look from in front of the crease to give Virginia its only lead of the game.
Ryan Conrad scored a game-high four goals for the Cavaliers. Conrad has nine goals and one assist in two career NCAA Tournament games.
Moore has 40 goals and 40 assists this year. He is UVa’s first-ever single-season 40-40 player. He is also only the fourth Cavalier to score 80 points in a season, joining Doug Knight (86, 1996), Michael Kraus (83, 2018), and Steele Stanwick (80, 2012).
UVa will face the Duke in the semifinals next weekend in Philadelphia, PA, after the Blue Devils defeated Notre Dame 14-13 in overtime.