Senior midfielder Mitchell Rosensweig won 12 of 17 faceoffs and collected a game-high nine ground balls, but top-ranked Virginia (9-0) used a 7-0 run over the final 44 minutes to defeat Towson, 11-2, in a nonconference game at rainy Klockner Stadium yesterday.
After the Tigers (1-4) narrowed its deficit to 4-2 early in the second quarter, the Cavaliers' defense held Towson without a goal for the rest of the game to secure the victory.
Led by two goals from Steele Stanwick, the Cavaliers opened a 4-0 lead in the first 12 minutes.
With 13:51 left in the second quarter, the Tigers ended the drought when junior midfielder Pat Britton got his second goal of the season, an extra-man score off an assist from senior Randall Cooper.
The Tigers took advantage of another extra-man opportunity 19 seconds later when senior attackman Bill McCutcheon scored his team-high ninth goal of the year.
But sophomore midfielder Shamel Bratton scored two unassisted goals in the final six minutes of the period to give the Cavaliers a 6-2 lead at halftime.
Junior goalie Rob Wheeler made 10 saves for the Tigers.