April 10, 2017
|No. 18 Virginia vs. Robert Morris • #GoHoos
|Date/Time||Tue., April 11, 2017 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium (8,000)|
|Web Video Stream||ACC Network Extra | WatchESPN|
|Game Notes||Virginia Game Notes|
|Additional Information||Tickets | 2017 Fact Book | 2017 Statistics|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Cavaliers (7-5) conclude the 2017 home portion of their schedule when they host the Robert Morris Colonials (8-3) at Klöckner Stadium on Tuesday night. Virginia is ranked No. 18 in both the USILA coaches and Inside Lacrosse/Maverick media polls. Robert Morris is receiving votes in the coaches poll.
Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, which can be viewed on the WatchESPN app, or by logging onto ESPN3.com. Luke Neer will bring the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will provide the analysis.
Virginia and Robert Morris are meeting for the second time in series history. UVA holds the 1-0 advantage in the series after the Cavaliers cruised to an 18-9 victory when they were ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2010. UVA was led by Chris Bocklet, who recorded a career-high nine points on six goals and three assists in the triumph.
The Cavaliers are led by Michael Kraus’ 30 goals and 50 points. Zed Williams has a team-high 23 assists and is second on the team with 45 points. Mike D’Amario is second on the team with 29 goals, while Dox Aitken is third on the team with 26 goals. Goalie Griffin Thompson is saving 46.5 percent of shots against him, while posting a 12.58 goals against average.
RMU head coach Andrew McMinn is in his fifth season at Robert Morris and is coming off a 2016 season where the Colonials finished 7-8. Matt Schmidt leads RMU with 20 goals and 27 points. Adrian Torok-Orban shares the team lead with 20 goals and is second on the squad with 25 points. Tyson Gibson has a team-high 12 assists and 25 points, while Ryan Smith is second on the team with 18 goals. Goalie Alex Heger is saving 57.9 percent of shots between the pipes and posting a 9.34 goals against average.
UVA concludes ACC play at No. 9 Duke on Saturday. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. and the game will be webcast by ACC Network Extra.
Tickets for Virginia home lacrosse games can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com, by phone at (800) 542-8821 or in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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