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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team earned an at-large bid into the 2010 NCAA Tournament Sunday evening and will host Towson in first round action. The Cavaliers earned the six seed and will bring a 13-5 record into the contest, while Towson is 13-4 this season. The game will be played at Klöckner Stadium on Sunday, May 16 at either noon or 1 p.m.

The at-large bid marks the 15th-straight year the Cavaliers have participated in the NCAA Tournament, and 21st overall. Virginia holds an all-time record of 28-19 in the postseason and has played the second-most tournament games among any other team in the nation.

Under head coach Julie Myers, the Cavaliers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament all 15 years and her squads hold an overall record of 21-13 in the tournament, winning the NCAA title in 2004.

Virginia has advanced to the final game of the tournament on nine occasions, winning it three times – 1991, 1993 and 2004.

Against Towson, Virginia holds an overall record of 17-1, but the two squads haven’t faced since 1996. The Cavaliers are 9-0 against the Tigers in Charlottesville and bring a 16-game win streak against Towson into Sunday’s contest, as the Tigers’ lone victory came in 1980.

The winner of the contest will advance to the quarterfinal round to face the winner of the third-seeded North Carolina vs. Navy game on Saturday, May 22. The semifinals and finals are scheduled for Towson University on May 29-31.

Fans may purchase tickets beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall or by calling (800) 542-8821. Tickets can also be purchased online at Reserved seat tickets offering stadium chair seating under cover are $9 each; general admission tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youth 18-and-under, seniors 60-and-over and students of participating schools with a valid student ID.

The ticket office encourages all fans to purchase and pick up their tickets in advance to avoid long ticket sales and Will Call lines the day of the game.

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