CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.– The Virginia Cavaliers (1-2) return to action on Saturday, visiting an old rival, as the Princeton Tigers (1-0) hosts UVA at Class of 1952 Stadium. Faceoff is set for noon. UVA is ranked No. 12 in this week’s USILA coaches and Inside Lacrosse/Maverick media polls. Princeton is No. 19 in the coaches poll and No. 20 in the media poll.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+, which is a subscription based streaming service package from ESPN. Cody Chruschiel will call the play-by-play and Dave Giancola will provide analysis.
• M Dox Aitken reached 100 career points (75-25-100) last time out against High Point. He is the quickest midfielder in UVA history to the milestone, reaching so in 36 games. Aitken broke the previous record of 39 games by Pete Eldredge (1969-72).
• Aitken is tied for No. 9 all-time at UVA among midfielders with 75 career goals. He is tied with Andy Kraus, the uncle of teammate Michael.
•LSM Jared Conners leads the nation with 10 caused turnovers.
• Michael Kraus has at least one point in all 35 career games he has appeared in. The active streak is tied for No. 3 in the nation.
• This is the 26th meeting between Virginia and Princeton in men’s lacrosse.
• UVA leads the series 15-10, winning the last six. UVA is playing at Princeton for the first time since beating the Tigers 12-10 at Princeton Stadium in 2008.
• Of UVA’s seven previous trips to Princeton, one game (1995) was played at old Palmer Stadium, while the 2006 and 2008 games were played at Princeton Stadium.
• Saturday is the first meeting between UVA and Princeton at Class of 1952 Stadium since a 10-7 Cavalier win in 2003.
• Matt Madalon is in his fourth season as the Tigers’ head coach.
• The Tigers are coming off a season-opening win at Monmouth where the Tigers won, 23-7.
• Emmet Cordrey (six) and Chris Brown (5) combined for 11 of Princeton’s 23 goals in the win.
• Brown and Michael Sowers each recorded seven points, while Cordrey led the way with eight points.
• Eleven different Tigers recorded at least one point in the win.
• Princeton played three goalies with Jon Levine receiving the bulk of the minutes (52:13). He saved eight shots, allowed five goals and picked up the win between the pipes.
Virginia opens ACC play at No. 20 Syracuse on Sat., March 2. Faceoff is slated for noon and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.