CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Cavaliers (7-2) return home to host in-state foe, the Richmond Spiders (4-3) on Saturday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for 5 p.m. UVA is ranked No. 5 in this week’s USILA coaches poll and No. 6 in the Inside Lacrosse media poll. Richmond is No. 13 in the coaches poll and No. 17 in the media poll.
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Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be broadcast live on ACCNX. William Foshee will call the play-by-play. ACCNX can be viewed on the WatchESPN app, or by logging onto ESPN.com/watch for participating TV providers that carry the ACC Network. For more information on how to get the ACC Network, visit GetACCN.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.
• Matt Moore needs one goals to become the 19th Cavalier in program history to reach 100 career goals.
• UVA is No. 25 in the nation in caused turnovers per game (8.44), No. 1 in the nation in opponent clearing percentage (.746) and No. 1 in the nation in ground balls per game (42.33)
• FO Petey LaSalla is No. 12 in the nation with 7.56 ground balls per game and No. 13 in faceoff winning percentage with a 64.9 percent success rate.
• Payton Cormier leads UVA with 27 goals in just nine games. He had 12 goals in UVA’s six games in 2020. Cormier also has at least a hat-trick in nine of his 15 career games. Cormier is tied for No. 3 in the nation with 27 goals.
• Connor Shellenberger leads the nation’s freshmen with 37 points, which ranks No. 7 in the country overall. Shellenberger is also No. 3 in the nation with 23 assists.
• Kyle Kology is No. 4 in the nation with 17 caused turnovers.
• Saturday marks the seventh all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and Spiders in men’s lacrosse.
• UVA owns a 6-0 record in the all-time series with the Spiders.
• UVA’s 2014 game at Robins Stadium was the very first men’s lacrosse game in the history of the Richmond program.
• UVA currently owns a 72-game winning streak against programs from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• Dan Chemotti is in his eighth 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.
• UR won SoCon championships in 2018 and 2019, and was 4-3 in 2020 before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Ryan Lanchbury leads Richmond with 23 assists and 39 points in seven games. Dalton Young has a team-best 21 goals, while Richie Connell has netted 14 goals and is third on the team with 17 points.
• Jack Rusbuldt is saving 54.2 percent of shots between the pipes, while posting a 9.82 goals against average.
Due to the limited number of tickets, the new attendance policy will include pre-sale ticket access for UVA students and each sport program’s donors and season ticket holders. Following the pre-sale process, remaining tickets will be made available to the general public at 10 a.m. on April 3.
Fans must purchase a pair of tickets. All tickets are general admission and will be $5 each. Tickets can be purchased on UVATix.com or from Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 434-924-8821. MORE INFO.
UVA returns to action on Sat., April 10 when the Cavaliers return to ACC play at No. 2 North Carolina. Faceoff is set for 2 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU.