No. 1 UVa Travels to Mount St. Mary's for Tuesday Matinee
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 1 in the USILA coaches and Nike/Inside Lacrosse media polls, the Virginia Cavaliers (3-0) are set for a Tuesday matinee when they hit the road to face the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (1-0) at Waldron Family Stadium. Faceoff for the contest is slated for 4 p.m. Live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavaliers own a 9-0 all-time record against the Seawolves and 2012 is the eighth-straight season the two programs have met in a series that started in 2003. It will be the third time that UVa has traveled Emmitsburg, Md. UVa also made the trek in 2008 and 2010.
Colin Briggs and Owen Van Arsdale lead the way for UVa with six goals apiece. Steele Stanwick is coming off a two-goal, three-assist performance that pushed him above 100 career goals and 100 career assists. He became the third Cavalier, seventh player in the ACC and the 44th player all-time at the Division I level to join the club. Stanwick leads UVa with eight assists and is tied with Briggs for the team lead with 12 points. Rob Fortunato is saving 64.4 percent of shots on goal and is posting a 6.46 goals against average. UVa defeated the Mount the last time out, 22-6, behind four goals from Chris Bocklet. Stanwick added eight points on five assists in the winning effort.
Tom Gravante is in his 18th season at the helm of Mount St. Mary’s. Daniel Stranix leads the Mount with three goals, while Brett Schmidt and Andrew Scalley have scored two goals apiece. Chris Klaiber is saving 56.5 percent of shots against him and has a 10.0 goals against average. The Mount is coming off a 12-10 upset of then-No. 16 Delaware over the weekend and is receiving votes in both national polls.
Virginia’s next game is on Sunday when the No. 3 Syracuse Orange invades Klöckner Stadium. The contest will be televised on ESPN. Faceoff is set for 4:30 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.