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Cavaliers Host Johns Hopkins in First Round of NCAA Championship


Dom Starsia is taking his 21st UVa team to the NCAA Tournament


May 3, 2015

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.
-- Virginia has received a bid to the 2015 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship as the No. 7 seed and will host the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays in the first round on Sunday (May 10) at 1 p.m., at Klöckner Stadium. The game will be televised live on ESPNU in HD. This marks the third season (1971 and 2011) where Virginia was seeded as the tournament's No. 7 team.

Virginia, ranked No. 8 in both the USILA coaches and Cascade/Maverik media polls, enters the NCAA Tournament with a 10-4 overall mark. Johns Hopkins, ranked No. 16 in coaches poll and No. 17 in the media poll, earns the at-large and enters the NCAA Tournament with a 9-6 record.

This is Virginia's 37th tournament appearance overall, third behind Johns Hopkins (43) and Maryland (38). Virginia has won five NCAA titles and has received a bid in 21 of Dom Starsia's 23 seasons on Grounds.

Johns Hopkins and Virginia meet in the NCAA Tournament's First Round for the second season in a row. Virginia is 30-58-1 all-time against Johns Hopkins. Sunday's game will be the 16th time in NCAA Tournament history UVa and Johns Hopkins have met. No two teams have faced each other more in the tournament than the Cavaliers and Blue Jays. Johns Hopkins holds a 9-6 advantage over UVa in NCAA Tournament action, but the Cavaliers have won four of the last six meetings in the tournament. Johns Hopkins beat UVa 14-8 in last season's NCAA First Round game at Klöckner Stadium.


 

 

The winner of this game faces the winner of Sunday's game between the winner of either Bryant or Marist at Syracuse (No. 2 seed) in the quarterfinals at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, in Annapolis, Md., on Sunday (May 17). The quarterfinals will be televised on ESPN2 in HD.

Fans may purchase tickets for the NCAA First Round game beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 4 online at VirginiaSports.com, by calling (800) 542-8821, or in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall. General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for youth 18-and-under and students of the participating schools with a valid student ID.

Reserved season ticket holders will have until Wednesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. to purchase their same seats for $10. Remaining Reserved seat tickets will then go on sale to the general public.

There will be a $5 cash parking fee for the University Hall, John Paul Jones Arena and McCue Center parking lots on Sunday because UVa is hosting a first-round game of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships at Klöckner Stadium. This charge applies to baseball, men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse. The parking charge does not apply to baseball fans holding a reserved parking pass for the University Hall parking lot.

Free parking will be available in the Emmet/Ivy Garage on Sunday.

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