CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Cavaliers (14-3) and the Maryland Terrapins (12-4) rekindle their rivalry on Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Hofstra’s James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. The former ACC foes are facing each other for the first time since 2014. Faceoff is set for noon. UVA is ranked No. 4 in the USILA coaches poll and No. 3 in the Inside Lacrosse/Maverick media poll. Maryland is ranked No. 6 in the coaches poll and No. 11 in the media poll.
UVA, champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference, is the No. 3 national seed and earned an at-large bid. The Cavaliers advanced with a 19-10 win over Robert Morris in the first round. Maryland also earned an at-large bid and is the only unseeded team to reach the quarterfinal round, topping No. 6 seed Towson in overtime, 14-13.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. Anish Shroff will call the play-by-play, while Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra 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 is in the quarterfinal round for the first time since 2012.
• Justin Schwenk set a UVA single-game NCAA Tournament record with 22 faceoff wins against Robert Morris.
• Mikey Herring’s six goals against Robert Morris tied a UVA single-game NCAA Tournament record. Doug Knight set the standard with six goals against Brown in 1995.
•UVA is No. 1 in the nation with 41.82 ground balls per game.
• UVA is No. 1 in the nation in clearing defense. UVA is limiting its opponents to a 69.8 percent clearing, which is 6.0 failed clears per game by UVA opponents.
• UVA has scored 243 goals through 17 games this year and has assisted 149 of them. That means UVA has recorded an assist on 61.3 percent of its goals in 2019.
• With 17 assists, Ryan Conrad is tied for No. 5 on UVA’s single-season assist ledger for midfielders.
UVA IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
• UVA is 49-33 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
• UVA is 22-8 all-time in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.
• UVA is making its 39th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and seventh as the No. 3 seed.
• UVA is 10-5 all-time as the tournament’s No. 3 seed, including winning the 1999 NCAA title.
• UVA is 2-3 against Maryland in the NCAA Tournament, but have won two in a row, including the 2011 title game.
• Virginia is 7-2 against teams in the 2019 NCAA Tournament field.
• UVA and Duke (7-2) lead the field with most victories against 2019 NCAA Tournament teams, while Penn State has the best winning percentage at .857 (6-1).
• Saturday is the 92nd all-time meeting with the Terrapins and the first since 2014 when Maryland was in the ACC. The 92 meetings are the most for the Cavaliers against any of their opponents, breaking a tie with Johns Hopkins (91 meetings).
• Maryland leads the series, 47-44, but UVA has won 13 of the last 18 meetings.
• Virginia is 8-4 when playing Maryland at a neutral location.
• Maryland head coach John Tillman is in his ninth season in College Park. He has won 21 games in the NCAA Tournament, which is the most by any coach in the past nine seasons. Under Tillman, Maryland has reached Championship Weekend seven times, the NCAA title games and won the 2017 NCAA title.
• Logan Wisnauskas leads Maryland with 33 assists and 75 points. Jared Bernhardt leads Maryland with 47 goals and is second with 73 points.
• Anthony Fairman has 40 points on 24 goals and 18 assists, while Bubba Fairman rounds out the top scorers with 25 goals and 15 assists.
• Danny Dolan is saving 52.1 percent of shots between the pipes and posting a 10.55 goals against average.
With a win, UVA will advance to Championship Weekend in Philadelphia, Pa., against the winner of Saturday’s game between Duke (No. 2 seed) and Notre Dame (No. 7 seed). The semifinal matchup will be played at either noon or 2:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. The semifinals will be broadcast on ESPN2.