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UVA beats Yale to win men's lacrosse championship

Cavaliers claim first title since 2011

Matt Moore #5, Mikey Herring #42, Ian Laviano #3 and Jeff Conner #4 of Virginia Cavaliers celebrate a goal against the Yale Bulldogs during the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship at Lincoln Financial Field on May 27, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Matt Moore #5, Mikey Herring #42, Ian Laviano #3 and Jeff Conner #4 of Virginia Cavaliers celebrate a goal against the Yale Bulldogs during the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship at Lincoln Financial Field on May 27, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Virginia earned another NCAA championship Monday.

The university's men's lacrosse team defeated Yale, 13-9, to give the Cavaliers their first title in the sport since 2011 and their sixth overall.

At the half, Virginia led 6-2. 

In the third period, Yale was within two goals at 6-4, but a strong UVA rally gave the Cavs a comfortable 11-4 lead.

To advance to Monday's championship, Virginia beat Duke 13-12 in double overtime.


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