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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s lacrosse coach Julie Myers announced her team’s schedule for the 2010 season Tuesday. The schedule features six games against teams that saw postseason action in last year’s NCAA Tournament, including both Division I finalists.

Virginia will begin its nine-game home schedule with three-straight contests at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers open against Loyola on Feb. 20, before hosting in-state rival Richmond on Feb. 24 and Big East power Syracuse on Feb. 27.

The Cavaliers’ first road swing will be a weekend trip to Maryland (March 5) and Penn State (March 7), before returning to Charlottesville for their Atlantic Coast Conference home opener against NCAA runner-up North Carolina on March 13.

On March 17, the Cavaliers will travel to William & Mary to take on the Tribe and will remain on the road for a game at Princeton on March 20. A contest on March 24 at Klöckner Stadium against James Madison will break up the Cavaliers’ away games, before they head to Duke on March 28.

Virginia returns to Klöckner Stadium to host three-straight contests, Old Dominion (March 31), ACC-foe Boston College (April 3) and Harvard (April 5), before closing out its conference schedule at Virginia Tech on April 7. The regular-season home finale is scheduled for April 13 against George Mason.

The 2010 ACC Tournament will be held at the University of Maryland on April 22-25.

Following the conference championships, Virginia will head to five-time NCAA Champion Northwestern for a game on April 30 in preparation for this season’s NCAA Championships. First round tournament games are scheduled for May 16 and May 22, with the finals being hosted by Towson on May 28-30.

Virginia’s season and individual game tickets will go on sale January 4.

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