No. 11 UVA Hosts High Point for Mid-Week Clash
Feb. 22, 2016
|No. 11 Virginia vs. High Point â€¢ #UVAMLAX #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Tues., Feb. 23, 2016 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Radio||WINA 1070 AM|
|Multimedia||| Cavaliers Live (Subscription Video Stream)|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | 2016 Fact Book | 2016 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s lacrosse team (1-1), ranked No. 11 in this week’s USILA coaches poll and No. 10 in this week’s Cascade/Maverik media poll, welcomes the High Point Panthers (0-3) to KlÃ¶ckner Stadium for a Tuesday evening tilt. The game is set to faceoff at 7 p.m. It is the first of four-straight home games for the Cavaliers.
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSport.com. There will be a live radio broadcast in the Charlottesville area on WINA 1070 AM and it will be simulcast as a video webcast available through the Cavaliers Live subscription package at VirginiaSports.com. Luke Neer will bring the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will provide the analysis.
Virginia and High Point are meeting in men’s lacrosse for the first time. UVA holds a 27-1 all-time advantage over current teams from the Southern Conference, including a 22-0 all-time record against in-state foe VMI. The Southern Conference is in its second season as a men’s lacrosse league and besides Air Force (1967), Bellarmine (2005) and VMI (1983), the remaining five members started their lacrosse programs in the last six years. Also part of the SoCon are Jacksonville (2010), Mercer (2011), High Point (2012), Furman (2014) and Richmond (2014).
Greg Coholan and AJ Fish lead UVA with four goals apiece. Coholan’s six points are a team high. Ryan Conrad, Mike D’Amario and Zed Williams round out the top goal scorers with two each. Mikey Herring leads UVA with three assists and is No. 3 on the team with four points. Jason Murphy is winning 72.4 percent (21-of-29) of his faceoffs. Matt Barrett is saving 51.4 percent of the shots he is seeing between the pipes, while posting a 9.08 goals against average.
Jon Torpey is in his fifth season as the Panthers’ head coach, their only one in program history. The Panthers started playing lacrosse in 2012. Torpey welcomes back 28 letterwinners from a 2015 team that went 10-7, won the SoCon Championship and made the program’s first NCAA appearance. Dan Lomas leads High Point with 10 goals and 12 points. Michael LeClair is next on the scoring ledger with seven goals and 10 points. Matt Thistle has a team-high five assists. High Point has played two goalies through the first three games. Zach Tuell has started two games and is saving 37.5 percent of shots against him and posting a 15.00 goals against average. Tim Troutner started the Panthers’ last game at Maryland. He saved 51.6 percent of the shots he faced and is also allowing a 15.00 goals against average.
UVA continues the homestand on Sunday when Penn comes to Charlottesville for the first time since 2011. Faceoff at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium is set for 1 p.m.
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.