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NCAA Lacrosse: Virginia’s defense led the way in National Championship win

The Virginia Men’s Lacrosse season started on February 9th in Baltimore, Maryland as the Hoos traveled to face the Loyola Greyhounds. Loyola opened up an 8-4 halftime lead, then cruised to a 17-9 win as the Cavaliers allowed two different players to score five goals apiece.

After that game, head coach Lars Tiffany expressed some disappointment in defensive performance. “We tried to hold our slides on defense and they made us pay for that,” Tiffany said. “When we did slide and double the ball, they seemed to find openings. It was one of those frustrating days as defensive coordinator trying to figure out the magic formula and there wasn’t one.