No. 17 Virginia Hosts Mid-Week Tilt with Saint Joseph's
March 7, 2016
|No. 17 Virginia vs. Saint Joseph’s â€¢ #UVAMLAX #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Tues., March 8, 2016 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Radio||WINA 1070 AM | 98.9 FM|
|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 (2-3), ranked No. 17 in this week in both the USILA coaches and Cascade/Maverik media poll, welcomes the Saint Joseph’s Hawks (3-1) to KlÃ¶ckner Stadium for a Tuesday evening tilt. The game is set to faceoff at 7 p.m. It is the final game of four-straight home games for the Cavaliers.
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, 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 Saint Joseph’s are meeting for the second time in men’s lacrosse. UVA won last year’s meeting in Charlottesville, 15-14. The Cavaliers used five goals from Owen Van Arsdale and nine points from Ryan Lukacovic (four goals, five assists) to top the Hawks. Saint Joseph’s is out of the NEC, a conference that UVA is 19-0 all-time against.
James Pannell leads the way for Virginia with 15 points (nine goals and six assists), 10 of which have come in UVA’s last two games. Zed Williams owns the team lead with 10 goals, while Lukacovic and Pannell share the team lead with six assists. Lukacovic, Williams, Greg Coholan and AJ Fish all are tied for second on the team with 11 points. Williams leads UVA with 21 ground balls. Matt Barrett is saving 44.9 percent of shots he is seeing between the pipes and posting a 10.88 goals against average.
Taylor Wray is in his fifth year as the Hawks’ head coach. Wray welcomes back 31 letterwinners from last season’s 11-6 team that went 6-0 in the NEC regular season before being upset by Bryant in the conference finals. Chris Blewitt leads the Hawks with 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points. Kevin Reidinger, Kyle Cain and Mike Rastivo are all tied for second on the team with nine goals each. Rastivo has a team-high nine assists. T.J. Jones is saving 56.2 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting a 7.34 goals against average.
UVA hits the road on Saturday when the Cavaliers travel to Ithaca, N.Y., to take on the Cornell Big Red. Faceoff is set for noon.
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.