The No. 4-seeded Virginia men’s lacrosse team got a big win on Saturday afternoon over No. 5-seed Georgetown, giving the Hoos a return ticket to the NCAA semifinals for the second straight time. Virginia got a career-high six goals from redshirt first year Connor Shellenberger, and the defense stood tall as the Hoos won 14-3.
Shellenberger was outstanding, making life miserable for the entire Hoya defense. After the game, Georgetown head coach Kevin Warne was clearly impressed with Shellenberger’s play, saying, “No. 1 was fantastic, one of the best players in the country.”
After an opening four minutes that saw back-and-forth action that led to the score tied at one, Virginia rattled off nine straight goals to lead 10-1 at the half. The Hoos scored four in the third quarter, then took the foot off the gas and cruised to the easy win.
The game had lots of scoring, big hits, hard checks, and more. Check out the full highlights here:
Virginia took to the locker room to celebrate after the game:
Next up, Virginia will face ACC foe and No. 1 seed North Carolina in the national semifinal. The game will be at either noon or 2:30 on Saturday, May 29. North Carolina squeaked past Rutgers in the second quarterfinal game, 12-11, in overtime.