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May 6, 2001

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-The University of Virginia men’s lacrosse team isthe eighth seed in the 12-team field for the 2001 NCAA Division IMen’s Lacrosse Championships. This is the ninth consecutive seasonthe Cavaliers have received a bid to the national playoffs and the25th berth in school history.

The Cavaliers, 7-6 overall this season, face Hofstra on Sunday (May13) in a first round game at the United States Military Academy(Army) at approximately 2:45 p.m. The Pride is 9-6 overall thisseason and lost to Towson 13-11 in the finals of the America Easttournament on Saturday.

Notre Dame and Bucknell play the first game of the playoffdoubleheader at noon. The Cavaliers’ game follows 45 minutes afterthe conclusion of the first game.

The Cavaliers haven’t played Hofstra since dropping a 7-6 decision inovertime in 1993. The two teams have met once before in the NCAATournament. In 1973 Virginia defeated the Pride 12-5 in aquarterfinal match-up.

Match-ups and seedings for this year’s tournament are below.

First Round:
May 12 (at UMBC)-No. 6 Towson (12-3) vs. Duke (11-5) at noon, No. 7
Loyola (9-3) vs. Georgetown (11-2) 45 minutes after conclusion offirst game

May 13 (at Army)-No. 5 Notre Dame (12-1) vs. Bucknell (10-3) at noon,No. 8 Virginia (7-6) vs. Hofstra (9-6) 45 minutes after conclusion offirst game

May 19 (at Hofstra)-No. 1 Syracuse (11-2) vs. winner ofVirginia/Hofstra and No. 4 Johns Hopkins (8-3) vs. winner of NotreDame/Bucknell

May 20 (at Maryland)-No. 2 Princeton (11-1) vs. winner ofLoyola/Georgetown and No. 3 Maryland (12-2) vs. winner of Towson/Duke

May 26 (at Rutgers)-Game 1 at noon, game 2 is 45 minutes afterconclusion of first game

May 28 (at Rutgers) at 11:00 a.m.

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