Virginia Returns to ACC Play Saturday at No. 2 Notre Dame
March 16, 2016
|Virginia at Notre Dame â€¢ #UVAMLAX #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Sat., March 19, 2016 | 6 p.m.|
|Location||South Bend, Ind. | Arlotta Stadium (4,500)|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | 2016 Fact Book | 2016 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (3-4, 0-1 ACC) returns to ACC play when it heads to Indiana to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-1, 0-0 ACC) on Saturday at Arlotta Stadium. Faceoff is set for 6 p.m. UVA is receiving votes in both the USILA coaches and Cascade/Maverik media polls. Notre Dame is No. 2 in both the coaches and media polls.
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. Eamon McAnaney will call the play-by-play and Paul Carcaterra will provide analysis.
Saturday marks the 10th all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and Fighting Irish, and the third in ACC play after Notre Dame officially joined the conference July 1, 2013. UVA leads the all-time series 5-4, but has dropped the last three meetings. The first six games in the series were played in Charlottesville before the 2012 meeting in Chester, Pa., followed by UVA’s first-ever trip to Notre Dame in 2014. Four of the meetings, including the 2012 contest in Chester, Pa., have been in the NCAA Tournament.
James Pannell and Zed Williams lead UVA with 12 goals each. Mike D’Amario is third on the team with 10 goals, while Greg Coholan and Ryan Lukacovic lead the Cavaliers with eight assists each. Pannell’s 19 points are a team high. Lukacovic (nine), AJ Fish (eight) and Ryan Conrad (seven) round out the top UVA goal scorers. Matt Barrett is saving 44 percent of shots between the pipes, while posting a 10.83 goals against average.
Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan, a UVA alum, is in his 28th season with the Fighting Irish after spending two seasons as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers under former head coaching legend Jim Adams. Corrigan has led Notre Dame to 20 NCAA Tournaments while in South Bend and four Championship Weekends. Notre Dame returns 17 ND monogram winners from last year’s 12-3 squad that lost to Denver in the 2015 NCAA semifinals. Mikey Wynee leads Notre Dame with 16 goals and 17 points. Sergio Perkovic has 10 goals and 11 points. First-team All-American and 2015 Tewaaraton finalist Matt Kavanagh is second on the team with 12 points and leads the Irish with nine assists. Shane Doss is saving 61.1 percent of shots he is seeing in the cage and posting a 5.75 goals against average.
Virginia is back in action on Sunday, March 27 when the Cavaliers host No. 8 Johns Hopkins in a clash for the Doyle Smith Cup. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.