No. 7 Virginia Opens ACC Play with No. 2 Syracuse Saturday
March 4, 2016
|No. 7 Virginia hosts No. 2 Syracuse|
|Date/Time||Saturday, March 5, 12 p.m.|
|Multimedia/Game Info||– Live Video ($)|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (4-1, 0-0 ACC) closes out its home stand when it hosts No. 2 Syracuse (5-1, 0-0 ACC) on Saturday (March 5) at 12 p.m. at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium to begin Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Live stats and live video stream will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia has won all three games at home so far this season, most recently topping in-state foe William & Mary 16-8 on Wednesday night. The Cavaliers have scored 16 or more goals in all three home contests.
UVA scored the first five goals in the William & Mary game, including four in just under seven minutes, and held the Tribe without a goal for nearly 15 minutes in the opening half. The Cavaliers never looked back as they led by as many as 10 in the game.
Junior Posey Valis (Baltimore, Md.) leads the team with 15 goals on the season. Valis has scored multiple goals in all five games and had a team-high four in the win over the Tribe. Junior Maggie Preas (Rockville, Md.) has been consistent in all areas, with eight ground balls, 11 draw controls and a team-high eight caused turnovers.
This will be the fourth time UVA has played a ranked opponent and the third against a top-10 team. The Cavaliers are 2-1 in those games with both wins coming against top-10 teams. Virginia defeated then-No. 4 Northwestern, 10-8, to open the season, fell to then-No. 12 Princeton, 14-7, on the road and picked up a 16-13 win over then-No. 6 Penn State at home.
This will be the 19th meeting between the two teams. Virginia leads the series 11-7 and is 5-3 in games played at home. Syracuse has won four-straight in the series, with UVA’s last win coming at home on Feb. 26, 2012.
Syracuse had won its first five games of the season before falling to No. 3 Florida, 11-10 in overtime on Tuesday. Halle Majorana leads the Orange with 14 goals, averaging 3.25 per game, which ranks second in the conference. Kayla Treanor leads the ACC with 65 draw controls on the season and is with 2.25 assists per game. The Orange have won 98 draws to 43 for its opponents.
Single-game reserved seats are available for all women’s home games for $7. Single-game general admission adult tickets for women’s home games are $5, while youth (18 and under), seniors (60 and over), and UVA faculty and staff tickets are $4 each.