Men’s Lacrosse: No. 3 UVA notches road win at No. 11 Loyola, 15-12

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

UVA men’s lacrosseMatt Moore scored five goals and Connor Shellenberger notched five points (2-3-5) as the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers (3-0) overcame a slow start to pick up a key road win against the No. 11 Loyola Greyhounds (1-1) on Saturday evening, 15-12, at the Ridley Athletic Complex.

Loyola led 4-1 after the first quarter thanks to a 3-0 run by the Greyhounds to close the first period. Kevin Lindley scored twice for Loyola during the streak. The Cavaliers responded with a 5-0 spurt to start the second quarter and never looked back, taking a 6-4 lead with 6:31 left before the intermission.

Charlie Bertrand started the scoring for the Cavaliers in the second period after dodging from X at 12:06 in the frame. Bertrand’s goal started a 5-0 UVA run that gave UVA the lead for the first time. Moore scored his first on a Shellenberger helper at 9:55, while Dox Aitken scored at 8:52 in the period off a dodge to tie the game at 4-4. Petey LaSalla won the ensuing faceoff and deposited his only goal of the game seven seconds later to give UVA the lead for the first time, 5-4. Ian Laviano capped the run on Shellenberger’s second assist of the game with 3:37 left in the first half. UVA took a 7-6 lead into the half after the Greyhounds finished the quarter with a 2-1 run.

Loyola scored 35 seconds into the third quarter, tying the game at 7-7. Moore responded at 13:42 in the third quarter to give UVA the lead for good, 8-7, on an unassisted score. UVA outscored Loyola 5-3 in the third frame, spelling the difference. The Greyhounds cut the lead to 13-12 on a Peter Swindell unassisted goal with 7:38, but the Loyola wasn’t able to even the game on offense and saw Moore shoot from a ridiculous angle coming off of X to put the game out of reach, 14-11, with 5:21 left. Payton Cormier pushed his third through to cap the win with 4:34 left to play.

 

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