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Topic - Dom Starsia
Virginia's offense wasn't quite as crisp as it needed to be Sunday against Notre Dame. After making some average goalies look good at several junctures this season, the Cavaliers had the misfortunate of encountering arguably the nation's top netminder.
For three years, goaltender Rob Fortunato sat on the bench during Virginia lacrosse games with little hope of seeing the field.
The clinching play of so many postseason lacrosse games is a last-second goal, a stunning save or even a faceoff to lock up possession to burn off the clock. Virginia defensive midfielder Chris LaPierre tried something different Sunday.
The stereotype of Princeton's lacrosse teams is not a pleasant one for fans of high-octane games.
The most striking sight at the peak of the incline on the walk into Klockner Stadium isn't the flags heralding Virginia's lacrosse championships. Nor is it an often-packed grandstand.
North Carolina streamed onto the Klockner Stadium pitch, an overdue victory against a conference rival and a ticket to the ACC title game in hand.
Eventually, Virginia's startling lacrosse struggles with Duke will end.
Reality set in a bit for the Virginia lacrosse team. It was a week into a monthlong stretch that annually created its share of consternation.
Johns Hopkins continued its year of firsts-in-a-long-while Saturday. It will find itself as the nation's new No. 1 team as a result.
Virginia lacrosse coach Dom Starsia was surprised last weekend when he learned the Atlantic Coast Conference would invite Pittsburgh and (notably, from his perspective) Syracuse and expand to 14 schools.
A year after simply trying to make it to the next day, the Virginia lacrosse program reached the sport's summit with Monday's 9-7 national title game defeat of Maryland.
Colin Briggs stood on the Virginia lacrosse team's sideline in street clothes Saturday afternoon wondering if he would finish the season as a bystander.
Legions of Maryland's loyal college lacrosse subjects made the quick trip here to the sport's capital Monday hoping to witness a coronation 36 years in the making. It had been that long since the Terrapins' last national championship, and there were reasons to think this was their day to reclaim the crown.
Virginia's path to a national championship was neither smooth nor orthodox nor stylistically representative of one of lacrosse's most consistent programs.
Denver's run to the final four emerged this month as the feel-good story of the lacrosse season.
"I don't remember any other time when we had four, and I think they're all legit," said Virginia's Dom Starsia, who in his 16th season and is the dean of the league's coaches. "I think everyone knew that for Carolina, this is going to be a peak team for them. Maryland is probably a little further along than we'd hoped they would be at this point, frankly."
"When we didn't have Ben early in the year and he was hurt, there was a big hole there," Virginia coach Dom Starsia said. "You could feel it. Especially as Ben has gotten stronger in the second half of the season, we look to him. It doesn't mean anybody else is afraid to make a play. I think everybody looks over their shoulder to see where he's going to be."