No. 1 UVa Welcomes Stony Brook to Klockner Stadium on Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 1 in the USILA coaches and Nike/Inside Lacrosse media polls, the Virginia Cavaliers (2-0) conclude a homestand on Saturday, hosting the Stony Brook Seawolves (0-1) at Klöckner Stadium. UVa is coming off its seventh consecutive win after defeating VMI on Tuesday evening. Faceoff for the contest is slated for noon. Live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com
There will be a live radio broadcast in the Charlottesville area on WINA 1070 AM, which will be simulcast as an audio webcast on VirginiaSports.com through Cavaliers Live. John Freeman will bring the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will provide the analysis. ESPN3 will webcast the game live with John Brickley calling the play-by-play and Jamie Munro providing analysis.
Fans attending the men’s lacrosse game should be aware of parking policies for the day due to four overlapping events. Parking in the University Hall lots is free for men’s lacrosse, but all lots must be vacated by 2:30 p.m., when only vehicles displaying Basketball Parking permits will be allowed in these lots. Any vehicle in the lots after 2:30 p.m. without the proper permit will be subject to ticketing and towing. Fans with the appropriate men’s basketball parking permit can use these lots as early as 10 a.m.
Parking at the Emmet/Ivy Garage will be free until 2:30 p.m. Vehicles arriving starting at 2:30 p.m. will be charged the normal fee of $5 (cash) for men’s basketball games.
To assist patrons, signage will be placed at the entrance to each parking lot indicating the appropriate vacate times. Gates will open for the men’s lacrosse starting at 11 a.m.
The Cavaliers own a 9-0 all-time record against the Seawolves and 2012 is the seventh-straight season the two programs have met in a series that started in 1999. Saturday’s contest will be the first played at Klöckner Stadium since the 2008 meeting. Snow conditions in Charlottesville moved the 2010 regular season contest to the U-Hall Turf Field. UVa later faced the Seawolves on Long Island in the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2010.
Saturday’s game will mark the 450th career game as a head coach for UVa’s Dom Starsia. Fittingly his 300th career game at UVa came on May 30, 2011 when UVa defeated Maryland for the NCAA title. Steele Stanwick leads UVa with five assists and seven points. Stanwick needs one goal and three assists to become the third Cavalier, seventh player in ACC history and 43rd all-time nationally to amass 100 career goals and 100 career assists. Matt White and Owen Van Arsdale lead UVa with four goals apiece and Chris LaPierre is tops on the team with nine ground balls. Rob Fortunato is saving 57.7 percent of the shots against him and holds a 7.33 goals against average inside the pipes for the Cavaliers.
Stony Brook and first-year head coach Jim Nagle brings an 0-1 Seawolves team into Klöckner Stadium with a lone setback coming at the hands of Fairfield. Nagle’s first Stony Brook squad returns 21 lettterwinners and three starters from a 2011 team that went 10-4 and finished the year ranked No. 16 in the USILA coaches poll and No. 17 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll.
Mike Rooney leads the Seawolves with three goals. Robbie Campbell leads the team with two assists and four points. Sean Brady is saving 50 percent of shots, while posting a 13.00 goals against average inside the pipes.
Virginia’s next game is on Tuesday when the Cavaliers travel to Mount St. Mary’s for a weekday tilt. The contest in Emmitsburg, Md., is set to faceoff at 4 p.m.
Tickets for Virginia home lacrosse games can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com, by phone at (800) 542-8821 or in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Virginia lacrosse season tickets for 2012 are $50 (adult general admission) and $40 (youth, senior, faculty/staff general admission). Single-game tickets to lacrosse games are $8 (adult general admission), and $6 (youth, senior, faculty/staff general admission).
All reserved seats are sold out for the 2012 season.