Men’s lacrosse: No. 9 UVA outlasts Manhattan, 8-5

uva lacrosseThe No. 9 Virginia Cavaliers (5-1) bounced back on one day’s rest and beat the Manhattan Jaspers (3-3) on Tuesday night, 8-5, at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.

It was a scoreless contest until Manhattan broke through at 5:48 in the first on a goal by CJ Scharf. The Jaspers followed that with another goal at 4:28 to take an early 2-0 lead.

UVA scored three in a row to take its first lead of the game, 3-2. UVA received goals from Regan Quinn, Matt Moore and Michael Kraus. The goal by Kraus with 12:59 in the second quarter capped the run and sent UVA into the intermission with a 3-2 lead.

Manhattan tied the game, 3-3, with the first goal of the third quarter when Brandon Grinnell scored a man-up goal. Mike D’Amario started a 4-1 Virginia run and the Cavaliers never trailed again. Ian Laviano scored back-to-back goals and Jackson Appelt scored his first career goal with five seconds left in the third quarter to cap the spurt. Through three quarters UVA led by three goals, 7-4.

Defense was the name of the game in the fourth as each team scored a goal. Moore’s open-net goal with 26 seconds left capped the game’s scoring.

UVA won the battle of shots (38-29), ground balls (33-26), faceoffs (9-7), while Manhattan had more saves (18-12) and turnovers (13-7).

Six of UVA’s eight goals were scored by freshmen with Moore and Laviano leading the way with two each. Scott Hooper caused three turnovers on defense for the Cavaliers.

Virginia will remain in New York and travel to Long Island on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers will play at Stony Brook and faceoff is set for 1 p.m.


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