May 20, 2012
The Virginia mens lacrosse team saw its season come to an end in the NCAA Quarterfinals with a 12-10 loss to Notre Dame. The defending champion Cavaliers finished the season 12-4.
Steele Stanwick had a pair of goals for Virginia and Western Albemarle grad Max Pfeifer had a hat trick for the Irish.
Notre Dame jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Colin Briggs cut the deficit in half. The Irish then led 3-2 when Rob Emery found the back of the net to tie it at 3-3 after one quarter.
Notre Dame then reeled off three straight in the second to take a 6-4 lead into the half.
The Cavaliers defense was tremendous in the third as it held the Irish scoreless and the UVa offense, led by Chris Bocklet and Owen Van Arsdale, tied the game at 6-6 going into the fourth.
The teams were tied at 8-8 midway through the fourth when the Irish again rattled off three straight to take an 11-8 lead.
Virginia scored two late goals to cut it to 12-10 but ran out of time in their title defense.