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March 5, 2014

No. 2/2 Virginia at No. 15/15 Cornell
Date/Time Sat., March 8, 2014 | 12 p.m.
Location Ithaca, N.Y. | Schoellkopf Field (25,597)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s lacrosse teams hits the road for the first of two consecutive road games as the Cavaliers (6-0, 1-0 ACC) make their first trip to Ithaca, N.Y., since 2010 to face the Cornell Big Red (4-0, 0-0 Ivy). Faceoff is set for noon at Schoellkopf Field. UVa is ranked No. 2 this week in both the USILA coaches and Warrior/Inside Lacrosse media polls. Cornell is ranked No. 15 in both polls.

Live stats of the game will be available at There will be a live video web stream of the game through the Ivy League Digital Network for a subscription cost.

The 2014 season marks the sixth-straight season the Cavaliers and Big Red have faced each other in a series where UVa holds a 9-4 all-time advantage. The series began during the regular season in 1971, a game contested in Charlottesville. The next five meetings took place in the NCAA Tournament, including UVa’s first trip to Ithaca in 1974. The series returned to regular-season meetings in 2009 when Cornell came to Klöckner Stadium.

The last time these programs met in 2013, the Big Red came away with a 12-11 victory at Klöckner Stadium. It was the first time in series history that Cornell beat Virginia during the regular season. UVa had a four-goal lead in the third quarter, but 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy winner Rob Pannell assisted four goals and scored another during an ensuing 7-2 Cornell run. Rob Pannell’s assist on a Steve Mock goal with 13 seconds left proved the difference in the game for the Big Red.

Mark Cockerton and James Pannell lead UVa and the nation with 22 goals apiece. Cockerton leads UVa and the nation with 31 points, while James Pannell ranks No. 2 nationally with 26 points. Ryan Tucker rounds out the top goal scorers with 11, while Owen Van Arsdale has a team-best 14 assists and 21 points. Mick Parks leads UVa with 32 ground balls, while Joseph Lisicky has caused 11 turnovers. Matt Barrett is saving 45.4 percent of shots in between the pipes and is posting a 10.92 goals against average.

Matt Kerwick is in his first season as the Big Red’s head coach, serving currently in an interim capacity. Kerwick welcomes back 15 letterwinners and four starters off Cornell’s 14-4 NCAA semifinalist 2013 squad. Dan Lintner leads Cornell with 15 goals, while Matt Donovan has a team-best five assists and 17 points. Doug Tesoriero is winning 61-of-100 of his faceoffs and has a team-best 40 ground balls. Brennan Donville is saving 45.8 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting a 9.08 goals against average.

UVa returns to action on Feb. 16 when the Cavaliers make their first-ever trip to South Bend, Ind., to face No. 8 Notre Dame in ACC action. The game will be televised live on ESPNU at 5 p.m.

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