No. 8 UVa Concludes Regular Season Saturday Against Penn at PPL Park
April 23, 2015
|Â No. 8 Virginia vs. Penn
|Date/Time||Sat., April. 25, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.|
|Location||Chester, Pa.Â | PPL Park (18,500)|
|Multimedia||GametrackerÂ |Â ESPN3|
|Game Notes||Full Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | Facebook | 2015 Fact Book |Â 2015 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia concludes the regular season portion of the schedule on Saturday when the Cavaliers head to Chester, Pa., to play the Penn Quakers in the ACC-Penn Classic. Faceoff at PPL Park is set for 7 p.m. UVa (8-4) is ranked No. 8 in the USILA coaches poll and No. 9 in the Cascade/Maverik media poll. Penn (6-6) is not ranked.
Live stats of the game will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be webcast live on ESPN3. Paul Carcaterra will call the play-by-play and Quint Kessenich will provide the color analysis.
Saturday marks the seventh all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and the Quakers, and the second neutral site meeting. UVa owns a 4-2 advantage in a series that dates back to 1929, but is being contested outside of Charlottesville for only the second time. The last meeting in 2012 was played at Denver’s Sports Authority Field, a 10-8 UVa triumph. UVa dropped the first two contests (1929 & 1931), before winning the past four (1997, 1998, 2011 and 2012) under Virginia head coach Dom Starsia.
Greg Coholan leads UVa with 33 goals and is tied for the team lead with 42 points. Ryan Lukacovic has a team-high 25 assists and is tied with Coholan with 42 points. Zed Williams is second on the team with 37 points with 20 goals and 17 assists. Owen Van Arsdale rounds out the top scorers with 23 goals and 13 assists for 36 points. Matt Barrett is saving 56.0 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting a 10.92 goals against average.
Penn head coach Mike Murphy is in his sixth season as the head coach of the Quakers and he returns 19 letterwinners and six starters off a 2014 team that went 11-4 and won the Ivy League title. Murphy served as an assistant on Starsia’s final Brown team in 1992 and his first five UVa teams from 1993-97. Nick Doktor leads Penn with 21 goals and 56 points. Joe McCallion is tied for the team lead with 21 goals and is second on the team with 33 points. Kevin McGeary and Reilly Hupfeldt round out the top scorers with 19 points apiece.
UVa will found out its NCAA Tournament assignment on Sunday, May 3. The men’s lacrosse NCAA Selection show airs on ESPNU at 9 p.m.