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May 1, 2010
Bocklet's Career Day Helps No. 1 Virginia Cruise to Victory over Robert Morris
Chris Bocklet tallied career highs with six goals and three assists, as the No. 1 Virginia men's lacrosse team (14-1) concluded the regular season slate victorious over the nation's top-ranked offense, topping the Robert Morris Colonials (9-5) 18-9 on Saturday afternoon, inside Klöckner Stadium on Senior Day.
Robert Morris entered the game averaging 15.31 goals per game, best in the nation. The Colonials trailed UVa by only three goals, 8-5, at the intermission but the Cavaliers held the Colonials in check in the third period, outscoring RMU 6-0 and taking a 14-5 advantage. It was the first time all season Robert Morris was shut out in a period.
UVa won a few team battles, including shots (46-38), ground balls (43-35) and faceoffs (20-11) and the Cavaliers also had fewer turnovers (15-21). Virginia was perfect on the extra-man (3-of-3), while RMU failed on its only extra-man situation in the fourth quarter.
#3 Terps Rout Fairfield, 17-4, On Senior Day
There was no more fitting way for Senior Day to end for the No. 3 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team than with senior Fran Gormley scoring the final goal of the Terps' 17-4 rout of Fairfield on Saturday afternoon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
Maryland (10-3) jumped on the injury-riddled Stags (8-5), who played without three starters, early with six first-quarter goals and never looked back.
Getting things started was the Terps' extra-man unit, which entered the game as the top ranked unit in the nation and, fittingly, it was a senior who got things going for the Terrapins. Senior Adam Sear took a feed from junior Ryan Young and bounced a shot past Stag goalie Joseph Marra, who was the nation's top goalie in both goals-against average and save percentage coming into the game.