The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday afternoon, hosting the Syracuse Orange at Klöckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for 12 p.m. UVA is ranked No. 5 in this week’s USILA coaches Inside Lacrosse media polls. Syracuse is ranked No. 11 in both the coaches and media polls.
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be televised live on ESPN2. Anish Shroff will call the play-by-play, while Paul Carcaterra will provide analysis. ESPN2 will also simulcast the broadcast on the WatchESPN app, or by logging onto ESPN.com/watch. 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.
• Saturday marks the 200th all-time UVA men’s lacrosse game at Klöckner Stadium.
• It is the 38th all-time meeting between UVA and Syracuse. The Orange hold a narrow 19-18 advantage in the series.
• Thirteen fourth and fifth years will be honored prior to the game as part of Senior Day festivities. UVA will honor M Dox Aitken, M Jackson Appelt, A Charlie Bertrand, LSM Jared Conners, M John Fox, A Griffin Harris, D Kyle Kology, A Ian Laviano, A Matt Moore, M Jack Peele, M Ryan Pride, M, Regan Quinn and GK Alex Rode.
• UVA is No. 14 in the nation in caused turnovers per game (8.85), No. 1 in the nation in opponent clearing percentage (.774) and No. 1 in the nation in ground balls per game (44.00)
• FO Petey LaSalla is No. 5 in the nation with 8.46 ground balls per game and No. 6 in faceoff winning percentage with a 66.9 percent success rate.
• Payton Cormier leads UVA with 36 goals in 13 games. He had 12 goals in UVA’s six games in 2020. Cormier also has at least a hat-trick in 10 of his 19 career games. Cormier is No. 5 in the nation with 36 goals.
• Connor Shellenberger leads the nation’s freshmen with 52 points, which ranks No. 8 in the country overall. Shellenberger is also No. 5 in the nation with 29 assists.
• Kyle Kology is No. 6 in the nation with 19 caused turnovers.
ALL-TIME SERIES: Syracuse leads, 19-18
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