White's Goal in OT the Difference in Season Opener vs. Drexel

Eleven seconds into the first overtime period, Virginia’s Matt White scored his second career overtime goal off a feed from Nick O’Reilly to give the Cavalier men’s lacrosse team (1-0) a 13-12 win over Drexel (0-1) Saturday at Klöckner Stadium.

Nick O’Reilly led all players with eight points, including a career-high six assists. White led all players with four goals.

Freshman Dan Marino picked up the win in goal.

“This has always been a very difficult first game for us,” said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. “Drexel always plays us tough, so we expected this coming in. We’re still very much a work in progress all over the field, in particular at the offensive end. While I thought we battled, we did turn the ball over a couple of times and we made some mistakes that probably cost us a couple of times. But overall, we’re glad to see a little grit and see our fellas battle to get the W.”

Virginia returns to action on Tuesday night when VMI travels to Klöckner Stadium. Faceoff is slated for 7 p.m.

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