CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Penn men's lacrosse team finished its regular season on Saturday at Virginia, and the Quakers are likely to put this game in the rear-view quickly. It is all eyes on the Ivy League Tournament after the Cavaliers won in dominant fashion at Klockner Stadium, 11-2.
With the loss, No. 13 Penn fell to 8-5 overall. Virginia, ranked 11th, improved to 9-5.
Penn will head to Ithaca this weekend for the Ivy League Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Quakers will face Harvard, which clinched the No. 3 seed Saturday with a 9-5 win over Yale. The Bulldogs are the fourth seed. Penn-Harvard will face off Friday at 5 p.m., while host Cornell and Yale follow that at 8 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com. The Ivy League Tournament final will take place Sunday at noon on ESPNU.
Virginia never let Penn into the game on Saturday; the Cavs were up 3-0 after one, 6-1 at the half, and 8-1 after three quarters. Three different players scored twice to lead UVA, while ACC Player of the Year Steele Stanwick was content to dish on Saturday -- he had five assists.
For Penn, Corey Winkoff had a man-up goal and an assist. Long-stick defensive middie Will Koshansky, meanwhile, scored his fifth goal of the season, and one of the national leaders in caused turnovers per game came up with four more against UVA.
Virginia outshot Penn, 36-25. Brian Feeney made 14 saves in the Penn goal, by far a season high for the freshman. At the other end, Adam Ghitelman had 10 stops while only allowing the two goals.