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Virginia Lacrosse Beats Syracuse 17-12

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Cavs complete Saturday sweep of Syracuse, win first ACC matchup against storied rival

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Women's tennis went first. Virginia 6, Syracuse 1.

Men's basketball went second. Virginia 75, Syracuse 56.

And when it came time for men's lacrosse, the Hoos didn't disappoint. Virginia 17, Syracuse 12.

In a day that was loaded with orange and blue, the Virginia Cavaliers came out on top in all three contests. Adding in wins by baseball and women's lacrosse and it was a home sweep for Virginia athletics.

James Pannell showed his Pannell bloodline runs true and led all scorers with 7 goals to keep Virginia undefeated and move to 5-0. It was the second straight game with a seven-goal scorer for the Cavaliers after Mark Cockerton pulled off the feat against Mt. St. Mary's on Tuesday. Cockerton did account for 7 points, chipping in 4 goals and 3 assists.

Hakeem Lecky led Syracuse with 4 goals.

The win is the most one-sided victory in the series since a 17-10 Virginia win in the 2006 NCAA Final Four. The Hoos ran their Charlottesville winning streak over Syracuse to four; their last loss to Syracuse at Klockner was in 2004.

We've moved into the game-a-week pace of the schedule, so Virginia's next tilt will be March 8th with a trip to Cornell.

Enjoy tonight, Virginia fans. Enjoy all of it.