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Princeton goalie Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh)
Princeton (11-4) at Virginia (11-3)
Virginia uncharacteristically lost three home games this spring. At times the Cavaliers look like a team destined for the NCAA title game Memorial Day, but questions loom about their depth, defense and offensive firepower.
"I don't think we've played our best lacrosse," coach Dom Starsia said. "Goals haven't come easily for us. We have to fight hard to create opportunities and haven't generated as much transition. We have relied on jump shots instead of slam-dunks.
"We need to get good goaltending from Rob Fortunato," Starsia added. "Princeton has some shooters who can really hammer it. We have to get sticks on Alex Capretta, Forest Sonnenfeldt and Tucker Shanley."
Princeton was selected for the tournament ahead of Penn State, leading to criticism of the tournament selection committee. The Tigers have an elite goalie in Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh) and an offensive catalyst in Tom Schreiber. Can they match pace with the faster Wahoos?
May 10, 2012