Virginia used an 8-2 second half run to break open a tight contest and win the men's lacrosse national title with a 15-8 win over Massachusetts this afternoon before an NCAA championship record crowd of 47,062 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The championship is Virginia's fourth NCAA championship and the sixth national title in program history. The Cavaliers become the first team in NCAA history to finish with a 17-0 record and the 12th team in NCAA history to win the national championship with an undefeated record.
Matt Ward and Matt Poskay, playing their final game in the orange and blue, scored five goals to lead the way for the nation's No. 1 offense.