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The No. 9 UVA men’s lacrosse team (2-0) overcame a snowstorm and an early three-goal deficit to defeat No. 16 Drexel (0-1) at Klöckner Stadium, 14-10, on Valentine’s Day night.
“It was a little hard to tell exactly what we were able to do tactically out there tonight,” said Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia. “I thought in the second half when conditions deteriorated like that it becomes more of an exercise of effort and desire, although I thought the second half was pretty clean overall.”
Drexel scored the game’s first three goals to take an early 3-0 lead. UVA fought back with a 6-1 run to take a 7-5 lead with 3:45 left in the second period. Ryan Tucker scored two goals during the run and Zed Williams capped the scoring with an unassisted goal.
Jules Raucci tallied a goal at 2:05 in the second quarter to bring Drexel within one goal, 7-6, but that was as close as the Dragons got to the Cavaliers. James Pannell scored on a Ryan Lukacovic helper with 26 seconds left that started a 5-1 Cavalier run that carried into the third quarter.
The snow came bellowing in during halftime, forcing a 15-minute delay to clear the lines and stock the field with yellow lacrosse balls.Read the rest HERE