CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –With two goals and six assists, attackman Matt More passed Steele Stanwick on Virginia’s career points list in the Cavaliers’ 20-10 win over Lafayette (4-11) at Klöckner Stadium on Thursday night. At Virginia’s Senior Night, fifth-year Moore finished Thursday’s contest with 271 career points, including 140 goals and 131 assists.
In the cage, Miles Thompson (1-0) earned his first career win after posting a career-best 13 saves in 52:48 of action. Lafayette’s Gabe Cummins (3-6) suffered the loss.
In addition to Moore, Payton Cormier (5 goals, 8 shots) and Regan Quinn (4 goals, 5 shots) led the Cavaliers offensively. Quinn’s four goals are a career best. Virginia dominated the faceoff-X after Petey LaSalla (17-22), Gable Braun (7-10) and Mitchell Whalen (1-2) combined to win 25 of the game’s 34 total faceoffs.
Virginia (11-3) recognized all 14 of its fourth and fifth-year student-athletes prior to the start of Thursday’s contest.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Quinn opened the scoring for Virginia as the Cavaliers leaped out to 7-1 lead in the middle of the second. UVA saw goals from seven different players in its first seven strikes of the game. Back-to-back goals by Lafayette broke up Virginia’s run, but the Cavaliers tacked on two more goals before halftime at which point UVA led, 9-3. Moore posted four of his eight points in the first 30 minutes of play with one goal and three assists.
The Cavaliers scored the first three goals to open the second half, which encompassed a goal and an assist from Moore. With 6:00 remaining in the third, Moore found Cormier, who fired at the cage to tally his fifth and final goal, which gave Moore his seventh point of the evening to shatter Stanwick’s record. Twenty-four seconds later, Moore assisted once again – this time to Peter Garno to register his sixth assist of the game. Virginia led 14-6 at the end of the third. The Cavaliers out-scored Lafayette 6-4 in the fourth quarter to remain a perfect 8-0 at Klöckner Stadium this season.
FROM THE LOCKER ROOM
Lars Tiffany on Matt Moore’s record-breaking performance …
“Certainly, an exciting night to have Matt Moore distributing the ball and sharing it. That’s a sign of not only how good a player he is, but his leadership. He’s giving to others – emotionally and certainly on the field. We get to see the fun stuff. He’s giving the ball to others and letting them finish the goal. So, it’s a really exciting team win and great to be moving into the month of May on a really high note.”
WITH THE WIN…
- Virginia improved to 11-3 on the season and 8-0 at Klöckner Stadium this season.
- The Cavaliers posted their ninth straight win at Klöckner Stadium, dating back to last year’s 13-11 NCAA Tournament First Round victory over Bryant.
- Virginia won the inaugural matchup with Lafayette and evened the all-time series, 49-49, against current members of the Patriot League.
- Matt Moore passed Steele Stanwick on UVA’s all-time points list. Moore did so in his 71st career game. Stanwick (269 points) concluded his tenure at UVA in 69 games.
- Regan Quinn’s four goals and four points are both career bests.
- Miles Thompson’s 13 saves are a career high as he earned his first career win in his first career start.
- For the third time this season, Payton Cormier tallied at least five goals.
- Virginia played 34 different players on its Senior Night.
No. 4 Virginia will look to take advantage of two weekends off before the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. There will be eight First Round games conducted at predetermined sites between Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. The winning team from each game will advance to the Quarterfinals. The 2022 NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse tournament brackets will be announced during the NCAA’s selection show on Sunday May, 8 at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.