Skip to simplified nav
NCAA Tournament Championship Game Quotes

May 29, 2006

Recap |  Final Stats |  Notes |  Photo Gallery

Massachusetts Head Coach Greg Cannella

"I'd like to congratulate Virginia, they are a great champion at 17-0. Our guys fought back and made a good run, but they are a tremendous team all over the field."

"They were a great team and a very consistent team all season as they were today."

"They threw three guys out there on faceoffs, and they have tremendous team speed especially on the wings. Jake (senior faceoff/defensive midfielder Jake Deane) got tired out there since he's been playing three guys to one today. They were able to beat him to the clamp a couple of times."

"Offensively they are so strong that you kind of needed to hold the faceoffs down. We weren't able to do that, particularly early on in the game. I thought we needed to have a strong game and we weren't able to do that."

"They are such a great shooting team, and they came out and shot the ball well in the third quarter."

Senior attack Sean Morris

On facing Virginia defenseman Michael Culver:
"When I was able to go at him, I was able to get some shots. But I wasn't able to get the ball much and he did a great job with their entire defense."

Senior Defense Jack Reid

"I give a lot of credit to all of our guys, everybody kept fighting out there. They have a lot of talent and they were just too much for us."

Virginia

Head Coach Dom Stargia

"It's a little overwhelming to hear all the statistics about our team. The whole undefeated thing snuk up on us, but to come in here as expected and do this is a very special moment for our program. I'm very proud of our guys."

"We've sort of stumbled in the second quarter lately, so there was no need for a big halftime speech. I thought that we got a little careless on defense and a bit stubborn shooting the ball. But I thought our big guys like Dixon, Ward and Poskay came through and got good shots."

 

 

"Faceoffs were very important because Deane is so tough and you can really get on a run if you win the faceoffs. It took a team effort and we did that today."

"We played the kind of game that we are capable of playing. We won a few faceoffs and then got going and hit our stride. These guys stepped up when they had to and that's what leadership is all about."

"I'd hesitate to call anything I do perfect, but it's pretty darn close to a perfect season. This is a very special moment. It's a group of thoughtful, hard-working young men that created the impression that we all walk away with from the 2006 lacrosse season."

Senior Attack Matt Ward

"When you match their run with one of your own, it kind of takes the sails out of any momentum they had."

"The defensive guys did a great job getting the ball on the ground and helped us get going as an offense in the second half."

"Going 17-0 is not something anyone expected to do. Once we got rolling this season we really wanted to do that. It was important for us to make Virginia lacrosse and the Charlottesville area proud."

Junior goalie Kip Turner

"They were getting goals on cuts inside, and I just told our middies to get down on the cuts and have the defense inside late in the game"

Schedules

Top Videos
Jeff White
Austin Nichols
Spanish Journey Strengthens Cavaliers' Bond
Men's Basketball
8/20/16
The Virginia men's basketball team made strides on and off the court during its 10-day tour of Spain this month.
Jarred Reuter
'Hoos Heading Home On High Note
Men's Basketball
8/17/16
On the final night of its 10-day tour of Spain, Virginia routed the Sant Julià All-Stars 85-49. Four players scored in double figures for the Cavaliers.
Hall Eager To Take On Larger Role
Men's Basketball
8/16/16
Devon Hall, who earned his bachelor's degree this summer, has two seasons of eligibility remaining for the UVA men's basketball team.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

jwhite@virginia.edu

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.

Archives
More Headlines
Online Stores
Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop