No. 17 UVA Poised for Saturday Clash at Cornell
March 9, 2016
|No. 17 Virginia at Cornell Â• #UVAMLAX #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Sat., March. 12, 2016 | 12 p.m.|
|Location||Ithaca, N.Y. | Schoellkopf Field (25,597)|
|Multimedia||Gametracker | Ivy League Network (Subscription Video Stream)|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | 2016 Fact Book | 2016 Statistics|
CHARLOTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (3-3) returns to the road for the first of two-straight contests away from KlÃ¶ckner Stadium, as the Cavaliers make their fourth all-time trip to Ithaca, N.Y., to face the Cornell Big Red (1-2) on Saturday at Schoellkopf Field. Faceoff is set for noon. UVA is ranked No. 17 in both the USILA coaches and the Cascade/Maverik media polls.
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. There will be a live video webcast available through the Ivy League Network for a subscription cost.
The 2016 season marks the eighth-straight season the Cavaliers and Big Red have faced each other in a series where UVA holds a 10-5 all-time advantage. The series began during the regular season in 1971, a game contested in Charlottesville. The next five meetings took place in the NCAA Tournament, including UVA’s first trip to Ithaca in 1974. The series returned to regular-season meetings in 2009 when Cornell came to KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Saturday is the fourth time UVA will play in Ithaca (1974, 2010, 2014).
The 2015 meeting, the last time UVA and Cornell met, could be categorized as a `one-goal’ blowout by the Cavaliers. Virginia led 14-8 with 7:15 left in the game, a match the Cavaliers were in heavy command of behind six goals and one assist by attackman James Pannell. Cornell started winning the draw and through a myriad of unsettled situations finished the game on a 6-1 run, but ultimately fell to UVA 15-14.
Pannell and Zed Williams lead UVA with 10 goals each. Pannell’s 16 points are a team high. Mike D’Amario is No. 2 on the team with nine goals, while AJ Fish and Ryan Conrad have eight and seven goals, respectively. Rounding out the top UVA goal scorers are Ryan Lukacovic and Greg Coholan with six goals each. Lukacovic’s seven assists are a team best. Matt Barrett is saving 46 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting a 10.23 goals against average.
Matt Kerwick is in his third season as the Big Red’s head coach. Kerwick welcomes back 14 letterwinners and six starters off Cornell’s 10-6 NCAA first round team. Colton Rupp leads the Big Red with seven goals, while John Edmonds is tops on the team with eight points (six goals, two assists). Ryan Matthews rounds out the top goal scorers with four tallies. Brennan Donville is saving 47.2 percent of shots between the pipes, while posting a 9.33 goals against average.
Virginia is back in action again on Saturday, March 19 when the Cavaliers return to ACC play at No. 2 Notre Dame. Faceoff is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.