Virginia men’s lacrosse team rally behind Bryant in fourth quarter to advance to NCAA tournament | Sports
Moore and rookie Connor Shellenberger each scored two goals and three assists for the Cavaliers, who also had two scores apiece from Laviano, Payton Cormier and Peter Garno.
Senior goalie Alex Rode had a big day in the cage, finishing with 18 saves.
Tiffany, whose team won their fifth straight game of the NCAA tournament, praised Fox and the team for rallying ahead of the final period and then performing well enough to hold the Bulldogs (9-4).
“I like that. I want these men to be 100% owner of the team, I want these men to make decisions,” Tiffany said. “I want the captains, I want the non-captains to circle the wagons. Here is their team. This is their generation and this is their chance. “
For much of the first three quarters, it was the Bulldogs who seemed determined to seize their opportunity.
“I thought we were the better team today for three quarters,” said Bryant coach Mike Pressler, a former Duke coach. “Give credit to Virginia. That four-goal flurry, and we go from 10-9 us to 13-10, and that’s the one that erupted and that turned out to be the difference. I thought we had made some big mistakes. To beat a great Virginia team, the defending national champions, in their field, you have to play 60 full. And for us, we played 45. The last 15 minutes, for many reasons, escaped us.