Virginia Travels to In-State Foe Richmond on Saturday
March 31, 2016
|Virginia at Richmond â€¢ #UVAMLAX #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Sat., April 2, 2016 | 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Television||Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic|
|Multimedia||Gametracker | Cavaliers Live (Subscription Audio Stream)|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets (Free) | 2016 Fact Book | 2016 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s lacrosse team returns to action on Saturday as the Cavaliers (5-5) visit in-state foe Richmond (7-2) at Robins Stadium. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. UVA and Richmond are both receiving votes in the USILA coaches and Cascade/Maverik media polls.
Live stats of the game will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Robert Fish will bring the play-by-play and Brian Schultz will provide color analysis. There will also be a re-air of the game at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday on CSN Mid-Atlantic. There will be a live audio webcast available through Cavaliers Live at VirginiaSports.com for a subscription fee. Jerry Massey will provide play-by-play and Doug Tarring will add color analysis.
Saturday marks the third all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and Spiders in men’s lacrosse, a series UVA leads 2-0. UVA currently owns a 66-game winning streak against programs from the Commonwealth of Virginia. UVA won the 2014 meeting at Richmond, 13-12. The contest served as the first NCAA DI game in the history of the Richmond program. Virginia hosted Richmond for the first time in 2015 and came away with a 14-7 triumph.
James Pannell leads UVA with 21 goals and 30 points. Zed Williams is second on the team with 16 goals, while Mike D’Amario and Ryan Lukacovic round out the top goal scorers with 14 each. Lukacovic leads UVA with 11 assists and is second on the team with 25 points. Jason Murphy is No. 8 in the nation at the faceoff X, winning 66.2 percent (100-of-151) of his draws. Matt Barrett is saving 45.3 percent of shots between the pipes and posting a 10.38 goals against average.
Dan Chemotti is in his third season as the head coach of Richmond after being the top assistant on Charley Toomey’s staff at Loyola, including being part of the Greyhounds’ 2012 NCAA title team. Chemotti took Richmond to the NCAA Tournament in the Spiders’ first NCAA Division I season as the champions of the Atlantic Sun Tournament. Richmond returns 31 lettermen and all nine starters from last year’s 11-5 squad that was upset in the SoCon Tournament. Mitch Goldberg leads Richmond with 19 goals and 25 points. Dan Ginestro is second on the team with 14 goals, while Teddy Hatfield leads the Spiders with 11 assists. Peter Moran is winning 52.7 percent (68-of-129) of his draws from the faceoff X. Benny Pugh is saving 52.2 percent of shots between the pipes and posting an 8.08 goals against average.
After Saturday next up for the Cavaliers is a return to ACC play on Sunday, April 10 at North Carolina. Faceoff is set for 2 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.