No. 6 UVa and No. 4 UNC Meet in Friday-Night ACC Tilt
April 1, 2015
|Â No. 6 Virginia vs. No. 4 North Carolina
|Date/Time||Fri., April 3, 2015 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Television||ESPNU | WatchESPN|
|Radio||WINA 1070 AM|
|Multimedia||Â |Â Cavaliers Live (Subscription Audio Stream)|
|Game Notes||Full Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | Facebook | 2015 Fact Book |Â 2015 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia (8-2, 0-2 ACC) men’s lacrosse team returns to ACC play when it hosts the North Carolina Tar Heels (10-1, 1-0 ACC) on Friday at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. UVa is ranked No. 6 in both the USILA coaches poll and No. 8 in the Cascade/Maverik media polls. North Carolina 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 radio broadcast in the Charlottesville area on WINA 1070 AM and it will be simulcast as an audio webcast available through Cavaliers Live Â subscription package at VirginiaSports.com. John Freeman will bring the play-by-play, Doug Tarring will provide the analysis and Jack Bird will be on the sideline. ESPNU will televise the game live in HD with Anish Shroff calling the play-by-play and Quint Kessenich adding color analysis. There will be a web simulcast on WatchESPN.
Friday marks the 79th all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and the Tar Heels, a series the Cavaliers own a 50-28 advantage in since 1938.Â Facing the Tar Heels every year since 1964, UVa has faced UNC at least twice in a season for three years straight entering 2015. After winning 19-of-21 meetings dating back to 1997, UVa dropped four straight against UNC before beating them 13-11 in the last meeting at the ACC Showcase Game in April 2014.
Greg Coholan (Jr., Rochester, N.Y.) leads UVa with 26 goals and 34 points.Â Ryan Tucker (Sr., Towson, Md.) is second on the team with 22 goals, while Owen Van Arsdale (Sr., Charlottesville, Va.) has 21 scores.Â Ryan Lukacovic (So., Syosset, N.Y.) is No. 2 on the team with 32 points because of his team-high 19 assists. Matt Barrett (So., Glenmoore, Pa.) is saving 55.5 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting a 10.79 goals against average.
North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi is in his seventh season at North Carolina and returns 28 letterwinners from last year’s 10-5 NCAA first round squad. Jimmy Bitter leads UNC with 27 goals and 57 points, while Joe Sankey has 29 assists and 49 points. Luke Goldstock rounds out the top scorers with 34 goals and 47 points. UNC has used two goalies in the cage. Kieran Burke is saving 54.5 percent of shots and posting a 10.84 goals against average.Â Brian Balkam is saving 51.9 percent of shots and posting an 8.00 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.
Virginia returns to action on Sunday, April 12 when they travel to Durham, N.C., to face Duke. Faceoff is set for noon and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.