#6 UVA men’s lacrosse blasts VMI, 24-5

UVA men’s lacrosse#6 UVA (10-3, 3-1 ACC) scored seven goals on its first seven shots of the game, cruising to a mid-week triumph over the VMI Keydets (4-7) on Tuesday night at Klöckner Stadium, 24-5.

Dox Aitken scored two of UVA’s first three goals to break the program record for career goals by a midfielder. His 95 career goals pass Pete Eldredge (1969-72) and Brian Carroll (2007-10) who shared the record with 94 goals. Aitken broke the record in career game No. 46, which is faster than both Eldredge (47) and Carroll (70).

Virginia scored 16 seconds into the game when Ryan Conrad found Mikey Herring streaking toward the goal. Herring’s goal started an 11-0 run for the Cavaliers to start the game. Xander Dickson scored the first of his game-high seven goals to cap the streak with 5:08 left in the first half. At the end of one quarter of play UVA led 14-1. Matt Moore and Ian Laviano both recorded hat-tricks in the first quarter. Theo Dol also scored the first goal of his career on a Laviano helper.

By halftime UVA led 22-3, had won 24-of-27 faceoffs and picked up 43 ground balls. In the second half, UVA held the ball most of its offensive possessions, taking only nine combined shots in the second half and picking up four shot clock violations. UVA was able to play 31 Cavaliers during the game and 14 scored at least one point.

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