Friday, March 27, 2015
Getting ready for a new in-state rivalry between UVA and Richmond Men's Lacrosse!
Should be a good one!
From the Daily Progress:
Should be a good one!
From the Daily Progress:
Virginia, Richmond continue budding lacrosse rivalry
Rivalries often take years to form, but it appears Virginia and Richmond are well ahead of schedule.In its first Division I game last season, Richmond nearly upset UVa.
“They carried the play to us, frankly,” said Virginia coach Dom Starsia, recalling his team’s 13-12 road win. “We were happy to get the ‘W.’”
On Saturday, the schools meet at Klöckner Stadium.
After losing to Notre Dame two weeks ago, No. 8 Virginia (7-2) has bounced back with wins over Johns Hopkins and VMI.
Starsia said he expects the manner in which his team beat Hopkins — coming from behind on the road in a nationally televised game — to pay dividends.
“Those are the kinds of things a young team can really build on,” he said. “It’s the kind of experience we need in order to develop the kind of confidence we’re going to require as we move into the latter part of the schedule.”So far, Greg Coholan, Zed Williams and Ryan Lukacovic have been Virginia’s offensive standouts.
Posted by Peter Carey at 9:28 PM
LaxFilmRoom Preview: No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 2 Notre Dame
According to the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll it's No. 1 vs. No. 2, with Syracuse headed to South Bend to take on Notre Dame in an ACC showdown. To properly prepare for one of the year's best games, we asked IL contributor Patrick McEwen to put together a preview of the game with plenty of Vine clips mixed in.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
#8 UVa Lacrosse Wins 17-3 at VMIPosted: Mar 24, 2015 10:32 PM EDTUpdated: Mar 24, 2015 11:07 PM EDT
The #8 Virginia men's lacrosse team saw thirteen different Cavaliers score a point in its 17-3 win over in-state opponent VMI Tuesday (March 24). Virginia improved to 7-2 on the season and 22-0 all-time against the Keydets in its first trip to Lexington since 2009. UVa also extended its midweek game win streak to 36 consecutive wins.
“I thought it was a good effort overall,” said Virginia men's lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia. “It is gratifying to be able to get everyone in the game. We have a lot of guys who work very hard every day. The last four games we have won by a total of five goals and we have not been able to substitute a great deal. For these guys who have been working at this since January, its nice that they are able to get a little time out there with the game uniform on. I thought we were clean with our fundamentals, I thought we handled the ball and shot it pretty well. It's was a good day for us and now we have to turn around and get ready for a good Richmond team.”
Greg Coholan, Mike D'Amario, Joe French and Owen Van Arsdale each had hat tricks in the victory. Coholan, and Arsdale led the Cavaliers with four points. D'Amario scored his first collegiate goal late in the first half on a Van Arsdale assist.
The Cavaliers took a 4-0 lead in the first quarter, and never looked back. They led 11-0 at halftime.
Virginia returns to Klockner Stadium Saturday to host Richmond for a 1:00 PM faceoff. It's the first time since 1986 that UVa will play two in-state opponents from the Commonwealth in the same week.
LEXINGTON – Thirteen different Cavaliers scored a point as the No. 8 Virginia men's lacrosse team rolled to a 17-3 victory over VMI on Tuesday night.
Virginia (7-2) was efficient on offense all night, scoring 17 straight goals. The Cavaliers were eying their first shutout since 2007, but allowed VMI (0-10) to tally three scores in the game’s final 2:57. Virginia played 33 different players.
“I thought it was a good effort overall,” Virginia coach Dom Starsia said. “It is gratifying to be able to get everyone in the game. We have a lot of guys who work very hard every day. The last four games we have won by a total of five goals and we have not been able to substitute a great deal. For these guys who have been working at this since January, it’s nice that they are able to get a little time out there with the game uniform on. I thought we were clean with our fundamentals, I thought we handled the ball and shot it pretty well.”
UVa’s Mike D’Amario scored his first collegiate goal at 2:41 in the second quarter on a nifty behind-the-back shot courtesy of an Owen Van Arsdale helper. D’Amario finished with three goals for his first career hat trick. Jacob Dean scored his first career goal, while Tyler Breen and Matt Emery notched their first career assists. Will Railey saved his first career shot in the third quarter.
Greg Coholan, Joe French and Van Arsdale also tallied hat tricks in the win. Coholan and Van Arsdale led the way with four points.
Virginia won the battle of shots (38-31), ground balls (40-29), faceoffs (14-10) and saves (13-8).
Virginia returns to action on Saturday when the Richmond Spiders come to Klöckner Stadium at 1 p.m.
“It’s was a good day for us and now we have to turn around and get ready for a good Richmond team,” Starsia said.