Briggs powers UVA to NCAA men's lacrosse title

May 30, 2011 - 7:44 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Colin Briggs scored five goals and seventh-seeded Virginia edged Maryland 9-7 Monday in the NCAA men's lacrosse championship.

Briggs, who did not play in Saturday's semifinals after being suspended due to a violation of team rules, scored three times on uncontested shots and twice beat defenders 1-on-1, earning the most outstanding player award.

Matt White scored three times and Nick O'Reilly had a goal and four assists for the Cavaliers.

Grant Catalino had two goals and an assist for unseeded Maryland (13-6). Goalie Niko Amato made eight saves.