Men's Lacrosse Falls to No. 8 Virginia, 12-6

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CHESTER, Pa. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse team scored the first goal on Saturday night against No. 8 Virginia, but by the time the Quakers scored their second goal the Cavaliers had long put the ACC-Penn Classic game to bed at PPL Park.

Penn’s first goal came three minutes into the contest. The second goal? That didn’t come until early in the fourth quarter, nearly 44 minutes of game time after the first. By that time, UVA had scored nine times to take a commanding lead.

The final score was 12-6.

It was a fitting cap to a day that did not go Penn’s way at all. Earlier in the day, Penn needed Dartmouth to beat Brown to earn an Ivy League Tournament berth. That did not happen either. So the Quakers’ season ends with a 6-7 overall record, and the Quakers tie for fourth in the Ivy League standings with Yale but are out of the tournament because of a loss to the Bulldogs last month.

Jeff Puckette scored twice to lead the Penn attack, while Kevin McGeary had a goal and an assist. Joe McCallion, Austin Kreinz and Reilly Hupfeldt also scored for the Quakers. In goal, Jimmy Sestilio had five saves in the first half of action, while John Lopes came on at halftime and had seven stops in the final 30 minutes.

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