CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Cavaliers (9-2, 3-0 ACC) conclude ACC play on Saturday in Durham, N.C., against the Duke Blue Devils (9-3, 1-2 ACC). Faceoff at Koskinen Stadium is set for noon. UVA is ranked No. 4 in both this week’s USILA coaches and Inside Lacrosse/Maverick media polls. Duke is No. 6 in the coaches poll and No. 7 in the media poll.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. Anish Schroff will call the play-by-play, while Paul Carcaterra and Myles Jones will provide analysis. ESPN will also simulcast the broadcast on the WatchESPN app, or by logging onto ESPN3.com.There will be a live radio broadcast in the Charlottesville area on WINA 1070 AM and 98.9 FM. Luke Neer will provide the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will add analysis. The radio broadcast can also be heard on SiriusXM ACC Radio channel 371.
• UVA owns its first eight-game winning streak since starting the 2012 season 8-0.
• UVA has clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2010.
• UVA owns at least a share of an ACC regular season title for the first time since 2012 and for the 25th time in program history.
• Dox Aitken is No. 3 all-time at UVA among midfielders in career goals with 93. He needs two goals to pass Brian Carroll (94) and Pete Eldredge (94), who share the program record for career goals by a midfielder.
• Michael Kraus has at least one point in all 43 career games he has appeared in. The active streak is currently No. 4 in the nation.
• Kraus has been on fire during UVA’s current eight-game winning streak. He boasts 24 goals and 17 assists for 41 total points.
• In 11 games this season, UVA is limiting its opponents to a 71.0 clearing percentage (157-of-221), which is 5.8 failed clears per game by UVA opponents.
• UVA has scored 147 goals through nine games this year and has assisted 87 of them. That means UVA has recorded an assist on 59.2 percent of its goals in 2019.
• Saturday marks the 83rd all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and Blue Devils, a series in which the Cavaliers own a 49-33 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 18 of the last 19 meetings, including the last 10.
• Virginia’s last win in the series was in the 2010 ACC Tournament.
• Duke head coach John Danowski is in his 13th season at Duke and has won NCAA titles in 2010, 2013 and 2014. The Blue Devils are coming off a 16-4 season, losing to Yale in the NCAA Finals.
• The Blue Devils are coming off a 14-8 triumph over then-No. 9 Notre Dame last time out.
Virginia returns to action on Tues., April 16 when in-state foe VMI comes to Klöckner Stadium for a Tuesday night meeting. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.