March 29, 2018
|No. 12 Virginia vs. Richmond – #GoHoos|
|Date/Time||Sat., March 31, 2018 | 3 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Video Broadcast||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 returns to action on Saturday as the Cavaliers (7-3) host in-state foe Richmond (5-4) at Klöckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for 3 p.m. This week Virginia is ranked No. 12 in the USILA coaches and Inside Lacrosse/Maverik media polls.
There are parking restrictions on Saturday due to the Jimmy Buffett concert at John Paul Jones Arena. Please click here to view a parking map on best lots to park in for the UVA men’s lacrosse game on Saturday.
Live stats of Saturday’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. Zealand Shannon will bring the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will provide the analysis.
Saturday marks the fifth all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and Spiders in men’s lacrosse, a series UVA leads 4-0. UVA currently owns a 67-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 Division I 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. The 2016 meeting at Robins Stadium ended in UVA’s favor, 9-0, serving as the first Cavalier shutout since 2007. Saturday is only the second time the Spiders have come to Klöckner Stadium.
Michael Kraus leads UVA with 25 goals, 22 assists and 47 points. Dox Aitken shares the team lead with 25 goals and is No. 2 on the team with 32 points. Ian Laviano has 24 goals and Matt Moore rounds out the top scorers with 10 goals and 16 points. Justin Schwenk is No. 1 in the ACC and No. 11 in the nation in faceoff winning percentage (62.1), while leading UVA with 63 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 52.2 percent of shots and posting an 11.45 goals against average.
Dan Chemotti is in his fifth 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 is coming off a second-place SoCon finish in 2017 with a 12-4 record, losing in the SoCon Championship game to Air Force for the second year in a row. Teddy Hatfield leads Richmond with 19 goals, eight assists and 27 points. Mitch Goldbert has scored 12 goals and scored 18 points, while Ryan Lanchburgy rounds out the top Richmond scorers with 11 goals and 18 points. Blake Goodman is saving 47.8 percent of shots between the pipes and is posting a 10.47 goals against average.
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.
Reserved seats for men’s home games are on sale for $10. Single-game general admission adult tickets for men’s home games are $8, while youth (18 and under), seniors (60 and over), and UVA faculty and staff tickets are $6 each. General admission tickets for groups of 20 or more are priced at $4.
Virginia returns to action on Saturday, April 7 at North Carolina. Faceoff at Kenan Stadium is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.