Saturday, February 8, 2014

No. 7 UVa Holds on For Road Win at Richmond, 13-12

 No. 7 UVa Holds on For Road Win at Richmond, 13-12
Pannell leads UVa with four goals and assist in road win
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOMMark Cockerton
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Mark CockertonVIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
Feb. 8, 2014


RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia attackman James Pannell led all scorers with four goals to elevate the No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers (2-0) over the Richmond Spiders (0-1) on Saturday afternoon, 13-12, in front of 4,249 fans at Robins Stadium. It was the inaugural game for the Richmond men’s lacrosse program.
“We are pleased and proud to be able to be a part of Richmond’s first game,” said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. “I thought it was a great atmosphere and setting for a game.”

The win for Virginia was the 350th career win for Starsia, and his 249th victory as the head coach at UVa.

Virginia started the game with a 6-2 lead, but Richmond scored seven-straight goals that catapulted UR into the lead. The run helped the Spiders cruise into the intermission with a 9-8 advantage.

“We were a little sleepy early in the game and I would have liked to see us come out and be a little more alert,” said Starsia.  “Richmond, who was playing with a lot of enthusiasm, was able to come out and jump on a bunch of things. It seemed like a lot of their opportunities came off restarts, second chances and offensive rebounds. Generally that is a sign of overall alertness. I think on that ledger, Richmond had an advantage. We battled, we fought and I am not going to turn my nose up at a 2-0 start for us. I am happy to get this one behind us.”

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