No. 7 UVa Hosts No. 4 Notre Dame Saturday in ACC Action
March 12, 2015
|No. 7 Virginia vs. No. 4 Notre Dame
|Date/Time||Sat., March 14, 2015 | 12 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Television||ESPNU | WatchESPN|
|Multimedia||| Cavaliers Live (Subscription Audio Stream)|
|Game Notes||Full Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | Facebook | 2015 Fact Book | 2015 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (5-1, 0-1 ACC) returns to ACC play when it hosts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-1, 0-0 ACC) on Saturday at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for noon. UVa is ranked No. 7 in both the USILA coaches and Cascade/Maverik media polls. Notre Dame is No. 4 in both the coaches and media polls.
Live stats of the game will be available at VirginiaSports.com. There will be a live audio webcast available through Cavaliers Live at VirginiaSports.com for a subscription fee. John Freeman will bring the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will provide the analysis. ESPNU will televise the game live in HD with Eamon McAnaney calling the play-by-play and Matt Ward adding color analysis. There will be a web simulcast on WatchESPN.
Saturday marks the ninth all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and Fighting Irish, and the second in ACC play after Notre Dame officially joined the conference July 1, 2013. UVa leads the all-time series 5-3, but has dropped the last two meetings. The first six games in the series were played in Charlottesville before the 2012 NCAA meeting in Chester, Pa., followed by UVa’s first-ever trip to Notre Dame in 2014.
Ryan Lukacovic leads UVa with 23 points on 12 goals and a team-high 11 assists. Zed Williams has 11 goals and 10 assists for 21 points. Greg Coholan has a team-best 14 goals, while Owen Van Arsdale rounds out the top scorers with 12 goals. Matt Barrett is saving 55.4 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting an 11.79 goals against average.
Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan, a UVa alum, is in his 27th 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 19 NCAA Tournaments while in South Bend and three Championship Weekends. Notre Dame returns 16 ND monogram winners from last year’s 12-6 squad that lost to Duke in the 2014 NCAA title game. Matt Kavanagh leads Notre Dame with 22 points and 12 assists. Mikey Wynne has 14 goals and Sergio Perkovic rounds out the top scorers with 10 goals. Shane Doss is seeing the most time in the goal and is saving 56.7 percent of shots against him and posting an 8.36 goals against average.
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.
Reserved seats for men’s home games are on sale for $10. 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.
UVa returns to action on March 21 when the Cavaliers travel to Baltimore to play Johns Hopkins. The battle for the Doyle Smith Cup will commence at 6 p.m. and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.