No. 8 Virginia Hosts In-State Foe Richmond on Saturday
March 26, 2015
|No. 8 Virginia vs. Richmond
|Date/Time||Sat., March 28, 2015 | 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium (8,000)|
|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 to action on Saturday as the Cavaliers (7-2) host the Richmond Spiders (6-3) at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. UVa is ranked No. 8 in both the USILA coaches and Cascade/Maverik media polls. Richmond is receiving votes this week in the coaches poll.
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. John Freeman will bring the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will provide the analysis.
Saturday marks the second all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and Spiders in men’s lacrosse. UVa currently owns a 64-game winning streak against programs from the Commonwealth of Virginia. UVa won the 2014 meeting at Richmond, 13-12. The contest served as the first NCAA DI game in the history of the Richmond program.
Greg Coholan leads UVa with 23 goals and 31 points. Zed Williams (15 goals, 13 assists) and Ryan Lukacovic (13 goals, 15 assists) are tied for second on the team with 28 points. Ryan Tucker is second on the team with 18 goals and Owen Van Arsdale rounds out the top goal scorers with 16 tallies. Matt Barrett is saving 54.9 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting an 11.36 goals against average.
Dan Chemotti is in his second season as the head coach of Richmond after being the top assistant on Charley Toomey’s staff at Loyola, including being part of the Greyhounds’ 2012 NCAA title team. Chemotti took Richmond to the NCAA Tournament in the Spiders’ first NCAA Division I season as the champions of the Atlantic Sun Tournament. Richmond returns 26 lettermen and all 10 starters from last year’s 6-11 inaugural squad. Mickey Hofmeister leads Richmond with 20 goals, while J.P. Forester (17 goals, 11 assists) leads the Spiders with 28 points. Benny Pugh is saving 61.7 percent of shots against him between the pipes and is posting a 7.77 goals against average.
UVa returns to action on Friday, April 3 when North Carolina comes to KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.
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.