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5-Seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-7, 3-4 ACC) at 4-Seed Virginia Cavaliers (11-5, 4-3 ACC)
Date and Time Thursday, April 23, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium
Media TV: ACC Regional Sports Networks
Live Stats | ESPN3 Streaming Video
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April 22, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team (11-5, 4-3 ACC), the No. 4 seed in the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championships, will take on No. 5 seed, Notre Dame (9-7, 3-4 ACC), in the quarterfinals on Thursday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.

The Cavaliers are hosting the ACC tournament for the first time since 2008, with all three rounds taking place at Klöckner Stadium from April 23-26. All seven games of the tournament will be televised on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN).

Top-seeded North Carolina hosts eighth-seeded Virginia Tech at 11 a.m. Thursday. Seventh-seeded Louisville faces second-seeded Duke at 4 p.m. before sixth-seeded Syracuse takes on third-seeded Boston College in the first day’s final game at 6 p.m.

The winner of the Notre Dame/Virginia game will advance to the semifinals to take on the winner of UNC/Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 24. The second semifinal will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday. The winner of Friday’s games will advance to the championship game on Sunday, April 26, at 1 p.m.

Virginia has won five ACC titles, the last of which was in 2008 which was also the last time the ACC Tournament was held in Charlottesville.

This is the fifth time that the Cavaliers have been the four-seed in the ACC Tournament, including winning the title in 2007 as a four seed. UVa is 19-14 in ACC Tournament games and have advanced to the semifinals each of the last three seasons.

Virginia fell to Notre Dame, 14-4, in the regular-season meeting between the two teams on April 4. Senior Daniela Eppler (Baltimore, Md.) scored two goals for the Cavaliers in the loss.

Virginia comes into the tournament having won seven of its last eight games, including a 17-10 victory over Virginia Tech last Friday (April 17).

Senior Casey Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.) scored a career-high six goals against Virginia Tech and has scored at least a hat trick in six of the last seven games. Bocklet has 192 career points. She needs one point to tie Caitlin Banks (2001-04) and Josie Owen (2008-12) in ninth place on Virginia career points list and needs eight points to become the ninth player in program history to log 200 points in her career. Bocklet ranks fifth in the ACC, averaging 4.0 points per game.

Senior Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) scored two goals with four assists against Virginia Tech. Swan leads the ACC in assists per game (2.0) and is ranked ninth in the nation with 32 assists this season. Swan has 72 career assists, ranking her ninth on the Virginia career assists list.

Redshirt senior Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) scored four goals with an assist against Virginia Tech, her fourth four-goal game of the year. Blue, who currently ranks ninth on the Virginia career goals list with 133, is ninth in the ACC, averaging 2.56 goals per game.

After back-to-back wins at then-ranked No. 4 Virginia and No. 7 Syracuse, Notre Dame closed out its regular season with a pair of home losses to No. 7 Northwestern (10-9) and No. 14 Louisville (10-8). Cortney Fortunato leads the Irish with 70 points on 54 goals and 16 assists, ranking second in the ACC and tied for ninth in the NCAA at 3.38 goals per game.

Virginia is ranked fifth in this week’s IWLCA Coaches’ Poll while the Irish are tied with Louisville at No. 11.

All-session tickets for the ACC Tournament are $14 for reserved seats, $10 for general admission adult tickets and $8 for students and seniors. Single-session tickets are $7 for reserved seats, $5 for general admission adult tickets and $4 for students and seniors.

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