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No. 7 Virginia bests No. 12 Loyola in OT, 14-13

The No. 7 Virginia men’s lacrosse team opened the 2014 season with an exhilarating overtime victory against No. 12 Loyola Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium. After watching a 12-4 lead evaporate in the fourth quarter, Virginia needed a goal with less than one second remaining to force overtime and squeeze out a win.


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LaPierre, Cavaliers prepare for lacrosse season start

After a disappointing season a year ago, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team is ready to get back out onto the field and restore its winning ways. Ranked in the top-10 nationally in all four major preseason polls, the Cavaliers are aiming for nothing short of an eighth NCAA title.


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MLax: ACC Championship bid falls short

The Virginia men’s lacrosse team entered last weekend’s ACC Championship needing a pair of wins to finish above .500 and be eligible for an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament. And though the team managed to notch its first ACC win of the season Friday, its upset bid ran out of gas midway through Sunday’s championship game against North Carolina, effectively ending a difficult season for the Cavaliers.


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Virginia ponders postseason fate

For only the second time in his 21-year career at Virginia and for the first season since 2004, coach Dom Starsia leads his squad to the ACC Tournament needing to win out in order to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.


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Shades of Success

Currently in the midst of a six-game losing streak, the longest single-season streak for the program since 1939, the Cavaliers sit at 5-7 and winless in the ACC, needing to defeat Bellarmine and win the ACC Tournament to finish above .500 and have a prayer at making the NCAA Tournament.


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No. 7 Duke rallies to defeat men's lacrosse

Leading 13-9 midway through the third quarter in a must-win game, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team looked poised to halt its five-game skid against No. 7 Duke at Koskinen Stadium. However, the Blue Devils would take control of the high-scoring contest late in the game, using a 10-1 run to come away with a 19-16 victory in both teams’ final regular season conference game.


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Virginia looks to end losing streak against No. 7 Duke

After dropping its fifth straight game last Saturday in a 10-7 loss to No. 3 North Carolina, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team finds itself unranked for the first time since 2004 and in desperate need of a win as the Cavaliers close out their conference schedule on the road Friday against No. 7 Duke.


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No. 18 Virginia loses fifth straight

On a gorgeous day Saturday in front of 6,787 fans, Klöckner Stadium’s largest crowd of the year, the No. 18 Virginia men’s lacrosse team continued its recent slide against No. 4 North Carolina, falling 10-7. The loss marks the first five-game losing streak in coach Dom Starsia’s 21-year career at Virginia and the program’s first since 1966.


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No. 18 Cavaliers host rival Tar Heels

The No. 18 Virginia men’s lacrosse team will look to secure its first ACC win and make a statement against No. 4 North Carolina Saturday, after a 9-7 home loss against No. 1 Maryland in its conference opener dropped the Cavaliers to 5-5 on the season.


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Terrapins top Cavaliers, 9-7

The No. 17 Virginia men’s lacrosse team mounted a furious comeback in the final quarter of Saturday’s matchup against No. 2 Maryland, but the Cavaliers’ upset bid ultimately fell short as the team dropped its ACC-opener in front of 5,225 at sunny Klöckner Stadium.


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Failure to finish

For the first time in years, the No. 17 Virginia men’s lacrosse team began its season as an underdog. Ranked No. 7 in the preseason, there was no question that the team was talented, but after losing so much offensive firepower and leadership from last year’s squad, the Cavaliers were picked to finish last in the ACC by both the media and the coaches.


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Virginia falters against Johns Hopkins, fall 15-8

The No. 14 Virginia men’s lacrosse team found itself on the wrong end of a 15-8 beat down against No. 10 Johns Hopkins in front of 10,487 fans at M&T Bank Stadium Saturday in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. The loss was the Cavaliers’ first in an Inside Lacrosse event and third consecutive regular season loss to the Blue Jays.


	Senior captain Chris LaPierre will miss the remainder of the season for the Cavaliers. The midfielder had 4 goals and 2 assists in the 2012 season.
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Men's lacrosse looks to rebound in Baltimore

After a disappointing three-week stretch which saw the No. 14 Virginia men’s lacrosse team drop three of its four games by a combined three goals, the Cavaliers travel to M&T Bank Stadium Saturday for the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, where they will meet No. 10 Johns Hopkins.


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Virginia escapes against Vermont

The No. 8 Virginia men’s lacrosse team narrowly survived a Tuesday afternoon matchup against an upstart Vermont squad, scoring the last two goals of the game to escape with a 12-10 victory. The Catamounts (1-4) took the lead with 1:53 left to play in the first quarter and did not trail again until Virginia sophomore defenseman Greg Danseglio notched his first career goal to put the Cavaliers (5-1) ahead for good.