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March 9, 2010
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - In its first game since receiving the nation's top ranking from both the USILA coaches and Nike/Inside Lacrosse media polls, the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers (5-0) received goals from 14 different players as they cruised to victory, 20-6, over the visiting VMI Keydets (2-4), Tuesday evening at Klöckner Stadium.
Virginia opened up play on an 8-1 scoring run, including the first four goals. Each of UVa's first eight goals were scored by eight different Cavaliers. Brian Carroll (Towson, Md.) tallied the first score at 12:59 on a Chris LaPierre (Medford, N.J.) assist. UVa also received goals during the stretch from Chris Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.), John Haldy (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), Matt White (Ridgefield, Conn.), Matt Kugler (Fairfax Station, Va.), Steele Stanwick (Baltimore, Md.), George Huguely (Chevy Chase, Md.) and LaPierre.
White led all players with a career-high four goals and three assists for seven points. He scored four goals on six total shots. Stanwick had five assists and one score for six points, while Bocklet matched his career high with four scores, adding an assist for five points.
The Cavaliers dominated several team categories including shots (59-25), ground balls (44-29) and faceoffs (18-10).