April 12, 2018
|No. 10 Virginia vs. No. 3 Duke – #GoHoos|
|Date/Time||Sat., April 14, 2018 | 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Video Broadcast||ACC Network Extra| WatchESPN|
|Radio||WINA 1070 AM | 98.9 FM|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | Clear Bag Policy | 2018 Fact Book | 2018 Statistics |
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.– The Virginia Cavaliers (9-3, 1-2 ACC) conclude ACC play on Saturday against the Duke Blue Devils (10-2, 2-1 ACC) at Klöckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. UVA is ranked No. 10 in this week’s USILA coaches poll and No. 12 in the Inside Lacrosse/Maverick media poll. Duke is ranked No. 3 in the coaches poll and No. 5 in the media poll.
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra, which can be viewed on the WatchESPN app, or by logging onto ESPN3.com. Dave Koehn will call the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will provide analysis. There will be a live radio broadcast in the Charlottesville area on WINA 1070 AM and 98.9 FM. Luke Neer provide the play-by-play.
Saturday marks the 82nd all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and the Blue Devils, a series in which the Cavaliers own a 49-32 advantage since 1938. The 49 victories are the second-most wins UVA has against an opponent in program history, but the Blue Devils have won 17 of the last 18 meetings, including the last nine. Virginia’s last win in the series was in the 2010 ACC Tournament.
Michael Kraus leads UVA with 32 goals, 27 assists and 59 points. Dox Aitken is next on the team with 29 goals and 36 points. Ian Laviano has 28 goals and Mike D’Amario rounds out the top scorers with 17 goals. Justin Schwenk is No. 1 in the ACC with a 60.8 percent winning percentage at the faceoff X, while also leading the league in ground balls with 72. 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 51.9 percent of shots and posting an 11.33 goals against average.
Head coach John Danowski is in his 12th season at Duke and won NCAA titles in 2010, 2013 and 2014. Justin Guterding leads Duke with 39 goals, 29 assists and 68 points. Brad Smith has 21 goals, 17 assists and 38 points. Joe Robertson is No. 2 on the team with 25 goals and Peter Conley rounds out the top scorers with 21 goals. Goalie Danny Fowler is saving 55.7 percent of shots he is seeing in goal and posting an 7.66 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 21 against Vermont in New Canaan, Conn. The neutral site game will be played at New Canaan High School.