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March 13, 2014

No. 6/7 Virginia at No. 11/12 Notre Dame
Date/Time Sun., March 16, 2014 | 5 p.m.
Location South Bend, Ind. | Arlotta Stadium (2,500)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s lacrosse team returns to ACC play Sunday when the Cavaliers (6-1, 1-0 ACC) make their first-ever trip to South Bend, Ind., to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-2, 1-0 ACC). Faceoff is set for 5 p.m. at Arlotta Stadium. UVa is ranked No. 6 this week in the Warrior/Inside Lacrosse media poll and No. 7 in the USILA coaches poll. Notre Dame is ranked No. 11 in the coaches poll and No. 12 in the media poll.

Live stats of the game will be available at ESPNU will televise the game live in HD with Eamon McAnaney bringing the play-by-play, Quint Kessenich adding color analysis and Paul Carcaterra reporting from the sideline. There will be a web simulcast on ESPN3.

Sunday marks the eighth all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and Fighting Irish, and the first in ACC play after Notre Dame officially joined the conference July 1, 2013. UVa leads the all-time series 5-2, but dropped the last meeting in the 2012 NCAA Quarterfinal round, 12-10. The first six games in the series were played in Charlottesville before the 2012 meeting was contested in Chester, Pa.

Mark Cockerton leads UVa and the nation with 25 goals, while James Pannell is No. 2 in the nation with 24 goals. Cockerton leads UVa and the nation with 34 points. Ryan Tucker rounds out the top goal scorers with 13 scores, while Owen Van Arsdale has a team-best 17 assists and 24 points. Van Arsdale is No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in the ACC in assists. Mick Parks leads UVa with 35 ground balls, while Joseph Lisicky has caused 11 turnovers. Matt Barrett is saving 45.0 percent of shots in between the pipes and is posting a 11.12 goals against average.

Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan, a UVa alum, is in his 26th season with the Fighting Irish after spending two seasons as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers under former head coaching legend Jim Adams. Corrigan has led Notre Dame to 18 NCAA Tournaments while in South Bend and two Championship Weekends. Notre Dame returns 14 ND monogram winners from last year’s 11-5 NCAA quarterfinal squad.

Matt Kavanagh leads Notre Dame in goals (8), assists (9) and points (17). John Scioscia and Conor Doyle each have six goals, while Sergio Perkovic has chipped in five goals to pace the Notre Dame offense. Liam O’Connor has a team-best 38 ground balls, while winning 67.5 percent (56-of-83) of his draws from the faceoff X. Conor Kelly has made three starts in between the pipes for Notre Dame, posting an 8.43 goals against average and saving 40.7 percent of shots against him. Shane Doss has split time in the cage with Kelly and has saved 50 percent of shots he has faced, while registering a 9.04 goals against average.

Virginia returns to Klöckner Stadium on March 22 when Johns Hopkins comes to Charlottesville for the annual quest for the Doyle Smith Cup. The game will be televised live on ESPNU in HD at 4:30 p.m.

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