No. 11 Virginia Opens Play At 2012 ACC Tournament Friday vs. Boston College
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The 11th-ranked and fourth-seeded Virginia women’s lacrosse team travels to Durham, N.C., this weekend for the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. First up for the Cavaliers is a quarterfinal match-up with 17th-ranked and fifth-seeded Boston College on Friday (April 20) at noon. The game will be televised live on the ACC’s Regional Sports Networks (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesvilel area; other affiliates can be found here) and streamed live online by ESPN3. Live statistics can be accessed at VirginiaSports.com.
All ACC students with a student ID will receive free admission to Koskinen Stadium.
Virginia earned the tournament’s fourth seed by virtue of a 2-3 mark in league play and 10-5 overall record. The Cavaliers have won six of their last seven contests, including an 11-7 win at then-No. 19 Johns Hopkins on April 11 in their last outing.
Boston College (8-7, 1-4 ACC) enters the tournament on a two-game win streak having defeated Boston University (18-9; April 11) and California (16-6; April 14).
Virginia defeated Boston College, 12-10, earlier this season on March 31 in Charlottesville. In that contest, the Eagles jumped out to a 5-1 lead, but UVa rallied to secure the victory behind Ainsley Baker’s (Corning, N.Y.) three goals.
In the all-time series with Boston College, UVa holds a 10-1 record. The only time the two teams have met in the conference championship was in 2007, a 15-7 UVa victory in the quarterfinals. The Cavaliers went on to win the title that year.
Virginia has won five conference championships overall, most recently a run of three-straight from 2006-08, and holds an overall record of 17-10 at the tournament. Last season in Cary, N.C., UVa fell to North Carolina, 16-5.
The winner of Friday’s quarterfinal will advance to the semifinals and face No. 1 seed North Carolina on Saturday (April 21) at 1 p.m.