March 16, 2014
SOUTH BEND, IND. – No. 7 Virginia (6-2, 1-1 ACC) could not overcome a 9-3 run by No. 11 Notre Dame (3-2, 2-0 ACC) in the fourth quarter, falling to the Fighting Irish Sunday evening at the Loftus Sports Center, 18-9. The game was moved inside to the Loftus Sports Center on Saturday morning due to low weather temperatures in the South Bend region.
“We had too many mistakes across the board,” said Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia. “Different guys at critical moments. It was no one guy or no one thing. I thought we played well in the third quarter and felt we had some momentum heading into the fourth quarter, but then we had three failed clears, couldn’t pick the ball up and Notre Dame was sharp in this environment. I give them all the credit. We have been making too many mistakes and today we faced a team that was ready to pounce on that.”
Zed Williams ripped the game’s first goal on a pass from Owen Van Arsdale at the 11:38 mark, but the rest of the first half belonged to Notre Dame. UVa held the Fighting Irish in check most of the first quarter, yielding a goal with seven seconds left to Sergio Perkovic.
The goal by Perkovic began an 8-1 Notre Dame run, seven of which came in the second period. Tyler Brenneman scored at the 6:05 mark to cap the run. Up to the point of Brenneman’s goal UVa had only managed seven shots in the game.
Mark Cockerton scored an extra-man goal during the Irish spurt. Ryan Tucker scored an unassisted goal with 15 seconds left in the second period to send UVa into the intermission chasing five goals, 8-3.
Scoring was low in the third period, but UVa held the advantage in the scoring column, 3-1. UVa finished the frame trailing by three goals, 9-6. Cockerton, Pat Harbeson and Greg Coholan all scored during the run.
Notre Dame bounced back, outscoring UVa 9-3 in the final quarter to secure the win. Tyler German, Tucker and Cockerton all scored for UVa, but it wasn’t enough. Cockerton’s final goal secured the senior his 19th career hat trick.
Notre Dame outshot UVa 40-26, including 13-6 in the deciding final frame. Notre Dame also won the ground ball (34-21) and faceoff (22-8) battles. UVa goalie Matt Barrett had a game-high 10 saves as the Cavaliers won that battle.
UVa returns to action on Saturday in the quest for the Doyle Smith Cup when Johns Hopkins comes to Klöckner Stadium.
Notre Dame 1-7-1-9-18
Scoring (G-A) - V: Mark Cockerton 3-1, Owen Van Arsdale 0-3, Ryan Tucker 2-0, Tyler German 1-0, Zed Williams 1-0, Greg Coholan 1-0, Pat Harbeson 1-0. ND: Matt Kavanagh 4-2, Conor Doyle 1-3, Nick Ossello 3-0, Sergio Perkovic 2-0, John Scioscia 2-0, Liam O’Connor 1-1, Jack Doyle 1-1, Trevor Brosco 1-0, Pat Cotter 1-0, Tyler Brenneman 1-0, Cole Riccardi 1-0, Jim Marlatt 0-1.
Goalie Summary - V: Matt Barrett 59:35 mins. 10 saves 18 goals allowed. Matt Robertston 0:25 mins. 0 saves 0 goals allowed ND: Shane Doss 60 mins. 9 saves 9 goals allowed.
Shots: V-26, ND-40
Ground Balls: V-21, ND-34
Clearing: V-19x24, ND-11x15
Faceoffs: V-8, ND-22
Penalties: V-2-1:30, ND-7-5:00
EMO: V-1x5, ND-2x2
'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.Home-Court Advantage Proves Pivotal AgainMen's Basketball12/1/16No. 6 Virginia, which hosts No. 25 West Virginia on Saturday afternoon, has won 24 straight games at John Paul Jones Arena.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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