Michael Kraus found Ian Laviano 1:02 into overtime and the No. 12 Virginia Cavaliers (2-2) escaped New Jersey with a 12-11 triumph over the No. 19 Princeton Tigers (1-1) on Saturday afternoon, inside Class of 1952 Stadium.
PRINCETON, N.J. – Michael Kraus found Ian Laviano 1:02 into overtime and the No. 12 Virginia Cavaliers (2-2) escaped New Jersey with a 12-11 triumph over the No. 19 Princeton Tigers (1-1) on Saturday afternoon at Class of 1952 Stadium.
UVA goalie Patrick Burkinshaw made his first collegiate start and collegiate debut against the Tigers. He was stingy in the goal, saving 24 shots. The 24 saves set a UVA freshman goalie record, a UVA first career goalie start record, a Class of 1952 Stadium record and is tied for the most single-game saves in the nation this year. Brukinshaw made six fourth-quarter saves, but no was bigger than the clutch save he made with 32 seconds left in regulation on a Charlie Durbin missile from 10 yards out. Durbin had already found nylon four times on the afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
With Princeton leading 11-10 with 6:55 left in regulation, the UVA defense held firm and kept the Tigers scoreless for the game’s final 7:57, including overtime. Ryan Conrad scored an unassisted goal at 4:01 in the fourth quarter to tie the game, 11-11.
The Cavaliers also overcame a two-goal deficit early in the third quarter, 7-5 and 9-7. A Laviano goal at the end of the third quarter, followed by a Kraus goal at the start of the fourth tied the game at 9-9. It was one of seven ties in the game.
OT WINNER!!! Ian Laviano throws the change-up on a Kraus helper and UVA leaves with a 12-11 OT winner over No. 19 Princeton!!!! pic.twitter.com/VaAnVKJXY0
— Virginia Men’s Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) February 23, 2019
UVA STAT LEADERS
• A Ian Laviano
4 goals, 1 assist
• A Matt Moore
2 goals, 3 assists
• A Michael Kraus
2 goals, 2 assists
• M Dox Aiten
• GK Patrick Burkinshaw
• UVA has won seven in a row against Princeton and is 6-2 all-time at Princeton. UVA won its first game at Class of 1952 Stadium since a 10-7 win in 2003. The previous two games at Princeton were played at Princeton Stadium.
• A Michael Kruas extended his active-point scoring streak to 36 games, which is tied for No. 3 in the nation heading into this weekend’s play.
• GK Patrick Burkinshaw broke the UVA freshman goalie record for saves in a game, which was previously 18 saves. Four previous Cavaliers had saved 18 in a game as a freshman, including Rodney Rullman twice, Tillman Johnson and Griffin Thompson.
• M Dox Aitken now has 77 career goals, which is tied with Ryan Tucker for No. 8 all-time at UVA among midfielders.
• Aitken now has 102 career points, which is tied for No. 9 all-time at UVA with Scott Gerham (1981-84) for career points by a UVA midfielder.
FROM THE LOCKER ROOM
“At UVA we believe in creating a culture of competition and you have to earn your playing time all year, not just in the Fall or in preseason. We are not going to create a starting lineup game number one and stick with it. We believe that creates better intensity in practice and continually promotes each man’s moment and what we saw today was positive output of that process. In practice we have seen Patrick Burkinshaw emerge and we let the goalies know on Thursday Patrick earned the start. What a performance by Patrick in his first career start. I want to give Patrick tremendous credit in the power of believing. He believes in himself. He had the eye and said ‘I am ready coach.'” – Lars Tiffany
Virginia opens ACC play at No. 20 Syracuse on Sat., March 2. Faceoff is slated for noon and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.