No. 17 UVA Hosts No. 3 Syracuse in ACC Opener
March 2, 2016
|No. 17 Virginia vs. No. 3 Syracuse â€¢ #UVAMLAX #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Fri., March 1, 2016 | 5:30 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Television||ESPNU | WatchESPN|
|Radio||WINA 1070 AM | 98.9 FM|
|Multimedia||| Cavaliers Live (Subscription Audio Stream)|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | 2016 Fact Book | 2016 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Men’s Lacrosse team opens ACC play on Friday when the Syracuse Orange (3-0) come to KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for 5:30 p.m. UVA is ranked No. 17 in this week’s USILA coaches poll and No. 14 in the Cascade/Maverik media poll. Syracuse is ranked No. 3 in both polls.
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. There will be a live radio broadcast in the Charlottesville area on WINA 1070 AM and 98.9 FM. It will be simulcast as an audio 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. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. Anish Shroff will call the play-by-play and Paul Carcaterra will provide analysis.
The Cavaliers and Orange are meeting for the 32nd time in series history, but are playing each other for only the third time as part of ACC play. Virginia has won nine of the last 13 regular-season meetings, but three of the four losses have come at the Carrier Dome (2011, 2013, 2015). UVA owns the narrow 16-15 margin in the all-time series between two programs that recently won four combined NCAA titles between 2006-11.
The Orange came away with a 15-9 win the last time these teams got together in 2015 at the Carrier Dome. The last time UVA and Syracuse met at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium, James Pannell scored seven goals and the Cavaliers cruised to a 17-12 win.
Zed Williams leads UVA with nine goals and is tied with Pannell for the team lead with 10 points. AJ Fish and Mike D’Amario are next on the goal-scoring ledger with six apiece. Conrad and Pannell round out the top scorers with five goals each. Jason Murphy is No. 2 in the ACC and No. 7 nationally at the faceoff X, winning 69.4 percent of his draws. Matt Barrett is saving 48.1 percent of shots he is seeing between the pipes and is posting a 10.04 goals against average.
Syracuse head coach John Desko is in his 18th year at Syracuse, where the Orange have won five NCAA national championships under his direction. Dylan Donahue leads Syracuse with six goals and 10 assists for 16 points. Derek DeJoe also has six goals. Nick Mariano and Sergio Salcido round out the top goal scorers for the Orange with five apiece. Ben Williams is No. 1 in the ACC and No. 4 nationally at the faceoff X, winning 71.2 percent of his draws. Warren Hill is saving 54.1 percent of the shots between the pipes and posting a 6.18 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.