VMI lacrosse returns to action Tuesday evening, facing perhaps its stiffest test of the season by taking on #1-ranked Virginia. Game time in Charlottesville is set for 7 p.m. Live stats will be available, courtesy of UVA's Media Relations office, and VMIKeydets.com will be on hand with a live blog chronicling the action. Finally, game notes will be available late Tuesday afternoon.
The Keydets come off a disappointing 19-8 setback at the hands of the Robert Morris Colonials on Saturday at Foster Stadium. Colin Bosse scored three goals and Kelly McMinn had 15 saves, but it was not enough to overcome the attack of the top-scoring team in Division I. VMI now sits at 2-3 on the young season, while Virginia is 4-0 after a thrilling 11-10 win over former #1 Syracuse on Sunday.
Rhamel Bratton had a career-high four goals for UVA in that victory, the Cavs’ third in their last four meetings with the Orange. Virginia’s clearing game was impressive as well, going 17 for 19 in the win, while Steele Stanwick added two goals and Adam Ghitelman had seven saves.
Last meeting with Virginia (3-3-09):
VMI lacrosse fell to #1 Virginia 19-3 Tuesday, March 3 in a non-conference contest played on VMI's Sprinturf Field. UVA was led by Danny Glading's nine points, including five goals and four assists, all but one of which came in the first half.
The nation's #1 team was paced by Glading's nine points, but had eight different players score en route to the win. The Cavaliers outgained the Keydets in groundballs 45-21, outdueled them at the faceoff X by a 19-6 margin and Virginia outshot the home team 52-15.
A win against Virginia would:
Mark VMI’s first win over a top-ranked team in any sport.
Move the Keydets back to .500 on the year, the latest they have been at that point since the end of the 2005 season.