CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- A quick glance at the ACC team statistics, and Virginia is just fourth in goals per game. But a loos at the individual statistics tell a different story.
As a team Virginia is scoring 12.43 goals per game. That's just fourth in the conference.
Ian Laviano scored five times in Saturday's win over Notre Dame to give him the team lead with 22 goals this season. That's good for second in the conference, behind only Duke's Joe Robertson 25, who has played two more games.
Dox Aitken (17 goals), Michael Kraus (16) and Matt Moore (14) all rank in the top eight in individual goals scored in the ACC. No other team has more than two players in the top-10.
Kraus and Moore are also tied atop the ACC standings with 4.29 points per game. No other player in the conference is averaging four points per game.
"University of Virginia coaching staff and team are so fortunate to have so many offensive weapons," said men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany. "Ian Laviano does a fantastic job of finding space. We're just really fortunate to have such great offensive players."
"Its just comforting to be able to know that its not just one guy on our team," Kraus said. "Its our whole team. Especially offensively, we've got threats all over the place."
The Cavaliers are winners of four in a row and improved to 2-0 in ACC play with the win over the Irish. The team says having that many offensive threats is a big reason why.
"We've just got to let the ball do the work at all times," Aitken said. "I think we've got a lot of guys that can produce and we've just got to trust the fact that if we draw a slide and we bang the ball around, that they'll be an opening and we've got capable guys that can put the ball in the net."