No. 20 UVA Travels to No. 11 UNC on Sunday for ACC Tilt
April 7, 2016
|No. 20 Virginia at No. 11 North Carolina â€¢ #UVAMLAX #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Sun., April 10, 2016 | 2 p.m.|
|Location||Chapel Hill, N.C. | Kenan Stadium (62,980)|
|Television||ESPNU | WatchESPN|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | 2016 Fact Book | 2016 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia returns to ACC play on Sunday when the Cavaliers (6-5, 0-2 ACC) visit the North Carolina Tar Heels (6-4, 1-0 ACC) at Kenan Stadium. Faceoff is set for 2 p.m.
UVA is ranked No. 20 this week in both the USILA coaches and Cascade/Maverik media polls. North Carolina is ranked No. 11 in both polls.
Live stats of the game will be available at VirginiaSports.com. ESPNU will televise the game live in HD with Anish Shroff bringing the play-by-play and Paul Carcaterra adding color analysis. The game will be simulcast via WatchESPN.
Sunday marks the 80th all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and the Tar Heels, a series the Cavaliers own a 50-29 advantage in since 1938. Virginia has faced UNC every year since 1964. After winning 19-of-21 meetings dating back to 1997, UVA dropped four straight against UNC until beating them 13-11 at the ACC Showcase Game in April 2014. UNC’s four-game winning streak was the longest in the series for the Tar Heels since winning four straight during the 1990-92 seasons.
James Pannell leads UVA with 21 goals and 31 assists. Ryan Lukacovic is second on the team with 27 points and leads the Cavaliers with 11 assists. Zed Williams and Lukacovic are the next top goal scorers with 17 and 16, respectively. Mike D’Amario rounds out the top goal scorers for UVA with 15. Jason Murphy is winning 64.8 percent (105-of-162) of his draws from the faceoff X. Matt Barrett is saving 48.7 percent of shots between the pipes, while posting a 9.46 goals against average.
North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi is in his eighth season at UNC and returns 26 letterwinners from last year’s 13-4 NCAA quarterfinal squad. Steve Pontrello leads UNC with 30 goals and 38 points. Chris Cloutier is second on the team with 22 goals and 31 points. Patrick Kelly is next on the list with 18 goals, while Luke Goldstock rounds out the top goal scorers for the Tar Heels with 15. Stephen Kelly is winning 62.2 percent (140-of-225) of his draws at the faceoff X. Brian Balkam is saving 46.1 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting a 9.46 goals against average.
After Sunday the Cavaliers return to action on Sunday, April 17, when the Duke Blue Devils come to KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for noon and the game will be televised live on ESPN2.