In case it hasn't been made crystal clear over the past couple years, Virginia senior attackman Steele Stanwick is truly one special player. With two goals and three assists, tonight he joined an elite group of players to have achieved 100 goals and 100 assists in their careers, as Virginia downed Stony Brook 12-5. Stanwick becomes only the seventh player in the ACC and 44th player in the country to have ever achieved this mark, and joins former Cavaliers Kevin Pehlke and Danny Glading as the only three Hoos to have done so.
Stony Brook got off to a quick 2-0 lead thanks to a little help coming from an early Chris LaPierre penalty and ensuing extra man opportunity. For the day, Virginia had five penalties for a total of 3:30, though the Seawolves were only able to capitalize on two of them. Virginia had two minutes of man-up time on three Stony Brook penalties, though they were unable to capitalize on any.
Following Stony Brook's hot start, Virginia would go on a 6-0 run to take what would be an insurmountable lead. Virginia has 15 saves on the day with just five goals allowed -- 14 of the saves came from Rob Fortunato, with one coming from Austin Geisler.
Tewaaraton Trophy Watch Lister Colin Briggs had a career high seven points off three goals and four assists, leading the team in both categories. Stanwick, Mark Cockerton, and Owen Van Arsdale each contributed two goals, while Matt White and Ryan Tucker each notched one of their own. Stanwick had three assists, while Chris Bocklett, Mark Cockerton and ACC Offensive Player of the Week Rob Emery had one assist each.
The Cavaliers are now 3-0 on the season and will travel to Mount St. Mary's for a 4:00 p.m. face-off on Tuesday.