UVA to Face No. 2 Brown on Saturday in Georgia
April 28, 2016
|Virginia vs. No. 2 Brown â€¢ #UVAMLAX #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Sat., April 30, 2016 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Kennesaw, Ga. | Third Bank Stadium (8,318)|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | 2016 Fact Book | 2016 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (7-7) returns to the road on Saturday to play Brown (13-1) at a neutral location. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga. The Cavaliers are receiving votes in both the USILA coaches and Cascade/Maverik media polls. Brown is ranked No. 2 in both polls.
Live stats of the game will be available at VirginiaSports.com. There will be no video or audio web stream.
Virginia and Brown are meeting for the 13th time in a series that was first played in 1968. Virginia head coach Dom Starsia is facing his alma mater for only the third time since coming to UVA, and for the first time since 1996. Starsia spent 10 years as the head coach of the Brown Bears, recording a 101-46 record. Starsia is 2-0 at UVA against Brown. He also faced UVA seven times as Brown’s head coach, going 1-6 against the Cavaliers. Starsia’s first game as a collegiate head coach was a 10-6 loss to Virginia at Hofstra, located only miles from his hometown of Valley Stream, N.Y. UVA leads the all-time series against Brown, 11-1. Nine of the 12 games in the series have been played at a neutral location.
James Pannell leads UVA with 29 goals and 40 points. Zed Williams is No. 2 on the team with 20 goals. Ryan Lukacovic leads UVA with 14 assists and is No. 2 on the team with 33 points. Greg Coholan rounds out the top scorers for the Cavaliers with 27 points off of 14 goals and 13 assists. Williams and All-ACC honoree Michael Howard are tied for the team lead with 50 ground balls. Matt Barrett is saving 48.5 percent of shots between the pipes and posting a 10.17 goals against average.
Brown head coach Lars Tiffany was a two-time captain for the Bears under Starsia. His Bears won the Ivy League regular season championship on Wednesday. Brown’s 13 wins ties a school record, equaling the program’s all-time mark that was set in 1966 and matched in 1991 and 1994. Dylan Molloy leads Brown with 48 goals and 44 assists for 92 points. Kylor Bellistri is next on the team with 46 goals and 68 points. Henry Blynn rounds out the top scorers with 38 goals and 50 points. Jack Kelly is saving 62.8 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting a 7.61 goals against average.
Saturday is UVA’s final game of the regular season as the Cavaliers head into their bye week. UVA needs a win to remain at .500 or better, and eligible for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Tournament selection show is on Sunday, May 8.