The Virginia men's lacrosse team continued to power through its season with a 7-5 win Saturday against No. 2 North Carolina at the newly constructed stadium of the New York Giants. The Konica Minolta Big City Classic, which christened the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., also featured a Hofstra-Delaware matchup and a contest between No. 3 Syracuse and No. 4 Princeton.
The Cavaliers (11-0, 2-0 ACC) got off to a quick start in the contest, knocking in five unanswered goals, which included an impressive behind-the-back score from sophomore attack Steele Stanwick with 11:25 remaining in the second quarter. The Tar Heels (10-1, 2-1 ACC) responded with their own four-goal scoring run, however, bringing the score to 5-4 in the third period.
But Virginia clung to its narrow lead, adding two more scores in the third and fourth quarters to seal the victory.
The Cavaliers wrap up their ACC schedule Saturday, as they face No. 6 Duke at home and look to end a seven-game losing streak against the Blue Devils, which extends back to 2005.
-compiled by Jack Bird