Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, February 20

Feb. 20, 2010


Starsia Wins 200th Career Game at Virginia as Cavaliers Top Drexel, 11-8

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Virginia men's lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia won his 200th game at Virginia behind three goals by Steele Stanwick as the No. 3 Cavaliers (1-0) topped the Drexel Dragons (0-1) by a score of 11-8 at Vidas Field on Saturday.

The victory etches Starsia's name in the history books as the second coach in the history of the sport to win 200-plus games at one school, while also reaching the 100-win plateau at another school. Starsia becomes the first coach to reach the feat at two Division I schools.

Stanwick led UVa with three goals and two assists for five points. Bocklet added four points on two scores and two assists, while Matt Lovejoy (Orford, N.H.) had a team-high seven groundballs. Ken Clausen (Downingtown, Pa.) returned home and chipped in five ground balls and a game-high five caused turnovers. Adam Ghitelman (Syosset, N.Y.) added eight saves in the cage.

Perri led the Dragons' attack with three goals, followed by Ambler's two scores and assist, as both players led Drexel with three points. Dana Wilber added a game-high 10 ground balls. Mark Manos had a game-high 17 saves in goal.

Catalino Leads No. 6 Terps Past Knights

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior Grant Catalino had six points on two goals and four assists to lead the sixth-ranked University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a 12-7 season-opening victory over Bellarmine Saturday afternoon at Owlsey B. Frazier Stadium.

The first quarter was slow for both teams with zeros on the scoreboard until 36 seconds left in the quarter when Derek Hopcroft gave the Knights a 1-0 lead. The goal woke up the Terps, who responded off the ensuing face-off. Jake Bernhardt won the face-off, thanks to a tough groundball by his brother Jesse Bernhardt. Jesse quickly fired a pass to Jake near the midfield line and Jake raced down the left alley and ripped a shot inside the near post to tie the game at 1-1 with 21 ticks on the clock remaining.

UNC Offense Explodes For 17-5 Win Over Lehigh

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina men's lacrosse team saw its offense take a huge step forward Saturday afternoon as the fourth-ranked Tar Heels beat Lehigh 17-5 at Fetzer Field before a crowd of 752 on a sunny, chilly day in Chapel Hill. UNC attackmen Billy Bitter, Gavin Petracca and Thomas Wood combined to produce 14 of UNC's 28 points on the day and sophomore midfielder Jimmy Dunster had career highs for goals and points in a game with three and four, respectively.

Carolina put 17 goals up on the board against the Mountain Hawks, one more than UNC had scored in its first two games combined against Jacksonville and Bryant. The 17 goals were the most in a game by the Tar Heels since March 3, 2009 when Carolina defeated Detroit Mercy 19-4 at Henry Stadium.

Meanwhile, Carolina held its third successive opponent to five goals or less. The last time Carolina held three successive foes to five goals or less in a game was March 2-9, 1991 when UNC beat Radford 29-4, Penn State 15-3 and Syracuse 10-3 to open the season en route to the 1991 NCAA championship.

Junior attackman Billy Bitter had two goals and four assists to lead the Tar Heels in points with six. The four assists by Bitter matched his career high. Sophomore attackman Thomas Wood had career-high five points on two goals and a career-best three assists. Petracca, seeing his first significant action after returning from off-season surgery, had three goals on the day, including back-to-back tallies in the early minutes of the second quarter when the Tar Heels broke the game open after being tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter.

Blue Devils Fall to Notre Dame, 11-7

DURHAM, N.C.-Ninth-ranked University of Notre Dame outscored Duke 5-2 in the second half to outlast the No. 2 Blue Devils 11-7 this afternoon in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Koskinen Stadium. The Fighting Irish led the entire 60-minute contest.

Duke (1-1) was led on offense by senior attackman Max Quinzani with three goals. Fellow attackman Ned Crotty dished out two assists, while junior attackman Zach Howell had one goal and one helper. Freshman goaltender Dan Wigrizer turned in a strong outing with 15 saves.