CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- The Virginia men's lacrosse team has been to the Final Four 22 times in program history and the team is one win away from going back.
No one on the current roster has made it this far in the postseason. That includes head coach Lars Tiffany. After Saturday's 19-10 win over Robert Morris in the opening road, the Wahoos advanced to take on Maryland in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.
"We're all really excited," said sophomore attack Matt Moore. "We're just excited to play, play another week together. That was our mantra coming in, just earn another week of practice. We got to keep, we're just fortunate enough to keep practicing."
Tiffany has pushed the program in each of his three seasons. After missing out on the postseason his first year in Charlottesville, the Wahoos were bounced in the first round in year two. With a win Saturday, the Cavaliers will be in the national semifinals for the first time since 2012.
"This is going to sound like coach speak," Tiffany said, "but can we keep the week normal? It won't be because final exams are over. But at least that distraction is behind us. Then certainly, just trying to keep it normal. It will feel different, but just try and say, no just block out that noise. Who's this next opponent."