No. 7 UVa Hosts No. 8 Cornell Saturday in Non-Conference Tilt
March 6, 2015
|No. 7 Virginia vs. No. 8 Cornell
|Date/Time||Sat., March 7, 2015 | 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. |U-Hall Turf Field (1,689)|
|Multimedia||| Cavaliers Live (Subscription Video Stream)|
|Game Notes||Full Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | Facebook | 2015 Fact Book | 2015 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s lacrosse team returns home as the Cavaliers (3-1, 0-1 ACC) host the Cornell Big Red (3-1, 0-0 Ivy) on Saturday. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. at the University Hall Turf Field. UVa is ranked this week No. 7 in the USILA coaches poll and No. 8 in the Cascade/Maverik media poll. Cornell is No. 8 in the coaches poll and No. 7 in the media poll.
Reserved seat ticket holders will be able to sit in the first eight rows of section C and D. All remaining seating at the University Hall Turf Field is general admission. Seating at the University Hall Turf Field will be limited for this game based on the number of tickets sold in advance and the smaller seating capacity at the Turf Field compared to KlÃ¶ckner Stadium.
Single-game general admission adult tickets for men’s home games are $8, while youth (18 and under), seniors (60 and over), and UVa faculty and staff tickets are $6 each. General admission tickets for groups of 20 or more are priced at $4. All group sales must be made in advance and will not be available at the gate the day of the game.
Tickets for the game may be purchased at the box office at the Turf Field starting one hour prior to the game, however all sales on site are cash only. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at VirginiaSports.com.
Live stats of the game will be available at VirginiaSports.com. There will be a live video webcast available through Cavaliers Live at VirginiaSports.com for a subscription fee. Luke Neer will bring the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will provide the analysis.
The 2015 season marks the seventh-straight season the Cavaliers and Big Red have faced each other in a series where UVa holds a 9-5 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 KlÃ¶ckner Stadium.
The last time these programs met in 2014, the Big Red came away with a 12-9 victory in Ithaca. It was only the second time in series history that Cornell beat Virginia during the regular season.
Zed Williams and Greg Coholan each lead UVa with 10 goals. Williams has a team-best 14 points, while Ryan Tucker, Owen Van Arsdale and Ryan Lukacovic round out the top scorers with six goals apiece. Tucker and Lukacovic are tied with the team lead with five assists. Matt Barrett is saving 55.8 percent of shots in between the pipes and is posting a 10.67 goals against average.
Matt Kerwick is in his second season as the Big Red’s head coach. Kerwick welcomes back 19 letterwinners and eight starters off Cornell’s 11-5 NCAA first round 2014 team. Connor Buczek leads Cornell with 15 goals and 18 points. Matt Donovan has 13 goals and John Edmonds has eight scores to round out the top scorers. Domenic Massimilian is winning 72-of-108 of his faceoffs and has a team-best 39 ground balls. Christian Knight is saving 51.2 percent of shots against him and is posting a 10.12 goals against average.
UVa returns to action on Tues., Feb. 10 when the Cavaliers host Saint Joseph’s. The game is set to start at 7 p.m.