Reminding our readers of the end-February news from the Cavaliers. Is this a program in need of more radical review or are the internal processes working?
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- While the top-ranked Virginia men's lacrosse team has enjoyed a 3-0 record to start the 2011 season, it's been a rocky start for the Cavaliers off the field.
Starting goaltender senior Adam Ghitelman missed the first game of the season, a 12-9 win over No. 20 Drexel, after being suspended by the team.
Then in Saturday's high-profile matchup against No. 5 Stony Brook, Virginia was missing starting midfielders seniors Shamel and Rhamel Bratton, who did not make the trip to Long Island.
Virginia head coach Dom Starsia classified the Brattons' absence as a team issue.
"It's a little violation of team policy, that's all," Starsia said. "It's been resolved."
Starsia said he expects the brothers back at practice Sunday and to play against VMI on Monday.
Ghitleman's suspension was only described by Starsia as a "team matter" that was "resolved," according to reports.
Virginia held on in overtime to defeat the Seawolves, 11-10, in a rematch of last year's NCAA quarterfinal game.