No. 11 Virginia Hosts Penn on Sunday
Feb. 26, 2016
|No. 11 Virginia vs. Penn â€¢ #UVAMLAX #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Sun., Feb. 28, 2016 | 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Multimedia||| Cavaliers Live (Subscription Video Stream)|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | 2016 Fact Book | 2016 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (1-2) returns to action on Sunday for a weekend tilt against the Penn Quakers (1-0) at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. UVA is ranked No. 11 in the USILA coaches poll and No. 10 in the Cascade/Maverik media poll.
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. There will be a live video webcast through the Cavaliers Live subscription package at VirginiaSports.com. Luke Neer will bring the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will provide the analysis.
Sunday marks the eighth all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and Quakers, and the sixth meeting in Charlottesville. UVA owns a 5-2 advantage in a series that dates back to 1929, but is being contested for the sixth time since 1997 and for the fourth time since 2011. UVA dropped the first two contests (1929 & 1931), before winning the past five (1997, 1998, 2011, 2012 and 2015) under Virginia head coach Dom Starsia.
Zed Williams leads UVA with seven goals and eight points. Greg Coholan, Mike D’Amario and AJ Fish all are second on the team with two goals apiece. Coholan is second on the team with seven points. James Pannell (2 goals, 3 assists) and Ryan Conrad (3 goals, 1 assist) round out the top UVA scorers. Jason Murphy is winning 69.8 percent (30-of-43) of his faceoffs, while Williams leads the Cavaliers with 18 ground balls. Matt Barrett is saving 45.5 percent of shots against him between the pipes, while posting a 10.05 goals against average.
Penn head coach Mike Murphy is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Quakers and he returns 19 letterwinners and eight starters off a 2015 team that went 6-7. Murphy served as an assistant on Starsia’s final Brown team in 1992 and his first five UVA teams from 1993-97. Nick Doktor, Connor Keating and Simon Mathias, who all have two goals apiece, lead Penn on offense. Doktor and Pat Berkery have a team-high three points. Chris Santangelo is winning 46.7 percent (7-of-15) of his faceoffs. Reed Junkin is saving 54.5 percent of the shots he is seeing between the pipes, while posting a 10.00 goals against average.
Next up, Virginia opens ACC play against No. 4 Syracuse on March 4 at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. The game is set to faceoff at 5:30 p.m. and be televised nationally by 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.