Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, March 7

March 7, 2010

No. 2 Virginia Stays Perfect with 11-10 Victory Over No. 1 Syracuse

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Rhamel Bratton scored a career-high four goals to pace the No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) to a narrow triumph over the No. 1 Syracuse Orange (2-1), 11-10, on Sunday in front of 7,501 raucous fans at Klöckner Stadium.

The last four meetings between Syracuse and Virginia in the series each have been determined by one goal, with UVa holding the 3-1 advantage during the span. The victory is also UVa's second consecutive over Syracuse when the Orange are ranked No. 1 in the nation and the Cavaliers are No. 2. UVa topped Syracuse on Feb. 27, 2009 in the Carrier Dome 13-12 in the last meeting between the two teams.

Bratton (Huntington Station, N.Y.) scored the game's first goal at 13:54 on a transition pass from Chris LaPierre (Medford, N.J.).