Virginia Defeats Yale, Captures Sixth Lacrosse National Championship

Virginia Defeats Yale, Captures Sixth Lacrosse National Championship

While he made 13 saves for his team Virginia Cavaliers in the final against Yale on Monday, he achieved his career best of 19 saves in the semi-finals contributing for an essential win in the overtime.

Sophomore attackman Matt Moore leads the Cavaliers with 84 points perfectly balanced between goals (42) and assists (42). They previously won in 1972, 1999, 2003 and 2006.

After former Chaminade High School standout Jack Tigh of Garden City scored two minutes into the game to give fifth-seeded Yale (15-4) a 1-0 lead, Virginia's Matt Moore scored two of his team-high four goals to give Virginia a 2-1 edge heading into the second quarter.

Coach Tiffany said, "If you physically sit at my desk, there are five championship trophies on top of it, hanging over me". However, many observers believe the improved play of senior midfielder Ryan Conrad (Loyola-Blakefield, 48 points) has keyed Virginia's postseason run.

Trailing 6-2 at halftime, Yale quickly got back into it with two goals in the first 1:09 of the second half. Sophomore attack Alexis Strobel (Bel Air) totaled two goals and an assist for the Sea Gulls, who were playing in the final for the first time since 2014 and were seeking their fourth championship. Coming to a bunch of (Philadelphia) Eagles games, I've dreamed of this since I was a kid. "It's just an awesome thing being here with my teammates, celebrating". Kraus ends the season with an even 40 goals.

Rode was the tournament's most outstanding player after making 31 stops in the semifinals and finals, combining for a.608 save percentage. This was Yale and Virginia's first meeting since 1991. "And you feel that".

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