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June 2019

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JUNE 2019 17 roll back and we got to put the ball on the ground, the defense grew more and more comfortable being the aggressor." Though Yale (15-4) had blitzed Penn State in the semifinals and averaged 8.5 tal- lies in the first quarter of its three previous NCAA Tournament games, UVA held the Bulldogs to just one in the title contest. Moore, a second-year playing at home in Philadelphia, continued his torrid streak. After being named the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2018, he posted 46 goals and 43 assists this year, making him the first 40/40 player in school history and the single-sea- son leader in points with 89. The Cavaliers also had the benefit of their two All-American third-year midfielders. Michael Kraus scored three goals while Dox Aitken added two and finished the season with 52 points, breaking his own single- season record for a midfielder from 2018. The fourth-year class goes out on top as Second-year goalkeeper Alex Rode was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tourna- ment after making 32 saves while giving up just 20 goals during championship weekend. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA After a season defined by great comebacks and overtime wins, UVA dominated high-scoring Yale in the title game. The Cavaliers trailed for just 1:39 and led by as many as seven goals en route to the victory. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA UVA'S ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP Date Opponent Result Feb. 9 at Loyola (Md.) L, 17-9 Feb. 16 Lehigh W, 11-8 Feb. 18 High Point L, 14-13 Feb. 23 at Princeton W, 12-11 (OT) Mar. 2 at Syracuse* W, 15-14 (OT) Mar. 10 Brown W, 14-13 (OT) Mar. 16 Notre Dame* W, 13-11 Mar. 23 at Johns Hopkins W, 16-11 Mar. 29 Richmond W, 16-7 Mar. 31 Utah W, 17-6 Apr. 6 North Carolina* W, 11-10 Apr. 13 at Duke* L, 12-7 Apr. 16 VMI W, 24-5 Apr. 20 Marist W, 22-6 Apr. 27 at North Carolina 1 W, 14-13 May 4 Notre Dame 2 W, 10-4 May 11 Robert Morris 3 W, 19-10 May 18 vs. Maryland 4 W, 13-12 (OT) May 25 vs. Duke 5 W, 13-12 (2OT) May 27 vs. Yale 5 W, 13-9 *ACC match; 1 ACC Championship semifinal at Chapel Hill, N.C.; 2 ACC Championship title game at Charlottesville; 3 NCAA Tournament first round at Charlottesville; 4 NCAA Tourna- ment quarterfinals at Hempstead, N.Y.; 5 NCAA Tournament semifinals and final at Philadelphia

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