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Defense, balanced scoring leads Virginia past Bryant in comeback NCAA tournament win

For the second straight season, the Virginia’s men’s lacrosse team is heading to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. It wasn’t an easy feat as the Hoos had to face Mike Pressler and a tough Bryant squad, but strong defense, balanced scoring, and a good day in cage from Alex Rode propelled Virginia to a 13-11 win.

Virginia trailed 10-8 late in the third quarter before the Hoos rattled off five straight goals over a 13-minute span to take the lead. The game featured four ties and five lead changes as the NEC champ gave the reigning national champs everything they could handle.