March 19, 2018
|No. 10 Virginia vs. Dartmouth – #GoHoos|
|Date/Time||Tues., March 20, 2018 | 3 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Web Video Stream||ACC Network Extra | WatchESPN|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | Clear Bag Policy | 2018 Fact Book | 2018 Statistics ||
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s lacrosse team is back in action on Tuesday afternoon as the Cavaliers (6-2) return home to host the Dartmouth Big Green (2-3) of the Ivy League. Faceoff at Klöckner Stadium is set for 3 p.m. UVA is ranked No. 10 this week in both the USILA coaches and Inside Lacrosse/Maverick media polls.
Live stats of Tuesday’s game will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The contest will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, which can be viewed on the WatchESPN app, or by logging onto ESPN3.com. Luke Neer will bring the play-by-play, Doug Tarring will provide the analysis and Logan Carrington will be on the sidelines.
Virginia and Dartmouth are meeting for the ninth time in series history, all of which have been played in Charlottesville. UVA holds the 7-1 advantage in an all-time series that started in 1938. The Big Green shutout UVA, 14-0, in that first meeting and have not won since. UVA and Dartmouth met four times between 1963-68 and after a 39-year hiatus the series resumed in 2007. The last meeting between these two teams was in 2009 when the Big Green led 5-4 at the half. UVA outscored Dartmouth 10-1 in the second half, including eight goals in the fourth, cruising to a 13-6 triumph.
Michael Kraus leads UVA with 22 goals, 16 assists and 38 points. Dox Aitken is next on the team with 24 points on 17 goals and seven assists. Ian Laviano has 19 goals and Mike D’Amario rounds out the top scorers with 13 scores. Justin Schwenk is No. 1 in the ACC and No. 11 in the nation in faceoff winning percentage (63.4), while leading UVA with 49 ground balls. The Cavaliers have been using two goalies this season. Griffin Thompson is saving 50.6 percent of shots and has posted a 9.81 goals against average. Alex Rode is saving 53.2 percent of shots and posting an 11.62 goals against average.
Dartmouth is led by head coach Brendan Callahan, who is in his fourth season running the Big Green program. Callahan was the starting goalie at Stony Brook during current UVA head coach Lars Tiffany’s two seasons (2005-06) heading the Seawolves’ men’s lacrosse program. In 2018, the Big Green have already equaled their win total from last year’s 2-11 team. George Prince leads Dartmouth with 15 points on six goals and nine assists. Ben Martin has a team-best nine goals, while Matt Paul and Jack Korzelius round out the top goal scorers for the Big Green with seven each. Dartmouth has used two goalies with George Christopher getting three starts. Christopher is saving 48.5 percent of the shots he is facing and has posted an 11.52 goals against average. Alex Burnley has started the other two games for Dartmouth and is saving 44.2 percent of shots and posting a 12.24 goals against average.
Virginia returns to action on Saturday when No. 9 Johns Hopkins comes to town for the annual battle for the Doyle Smith Cup, the spoils of the regular season winner in the annual rivalry game. Faceoff is set for 11:30 a.m. and the game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
Tickets for Virginia home lacrosse games can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com, by phone at (800) 542-8821 or in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.