March 9, 2018
|No. 6 Virginia hosts No. 5 North Carolina|
|Date/Time||Saturday, March 10, 1 p.m.|
|Multimedia/Game Info||– ACC Network Extra|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | /sports/2018/5/22/facilities.aspx/sports/2018/5/22/facilities.aspxadium|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 6 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (5-0) will play its second straight top-five opponent when it hosts No. 5 North Carolina (3-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
The game will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra. Links for the video stream and live stats are available on VirginiaSports.com.
- Virginia is 5-0 to start the season, marking its best start since 2007. The Cavaliers are coming off a 17-16 victory over then-No. 5 Syracuse on Sunday.
- Senior Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) leads UVA with 19 points on 17 goals and 2 assists this season. Behr scored four goals in the win over Syracuse.
- Senior Lilly DiNardo (Salisbury, Md.) scored a career-high three goals against Syracuse and fellow senior Daniela Kelly (Rumson, N.J.) added two goals, including the eventual game-winner.
- UVA ranks first in the ACC in ground balls per game (21.40).
- Junior Kaitlin Luzik (Alexandria, Va.) is tops in the ACC with 2.20 caused turnovers per game.
LOOKING AT NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina is coming off a 17-10 loss to then-No. 4 Florida. The Tar Heels had won three-straight, including a 16-15 overtime victory against then-No. 1 Maryland. North Carolina leads the ACC and is second in the nation in draw controls (17.80/game), while also leading in shots per game (36.40). Marie McCool leads the team with 22 goals and 24 points. McCool is second in the ACC with 8.80 draws per game. Ela Hazar leads the league with 2.20 assists per game.
Virginia trails the all-time series against North Carolina, 24-13. UVA has an 8-7 advantage in games played in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers and Tar Heels met twice in the 2017 season, both in Chapel Hill. UNC won the first meeting in the regular season, 21-11, and won 23-12 in the NCAA Second Round.
Fans may purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com or through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for in-person or telephone purchases. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).
Virginia will be back on the road, traveling to Baltimore, Md. to take on Loyola at 6 p.m. on March 14.