May 3, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --The University of Virginia (7-4) plays Hobart (8-4) in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, May 9, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. Virginia is seeded sixth in the tournament.
The Virginia-Hobart game is the second game of a double-header at Massachusetts on Saturday. The first game, which is scheduled to begin at noon, features seventh-seeded Duke (10-3) and North Carolina (7-7). The Virginia-Hobart game is scheduled to begin 45 minutes after the conclusion of the Duke-North Carolina game.
A first-round double-header is also scheduled for Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., on Sunday, May 10. Fifth-seeded Maryland (11-2) plays Butler (11-3) at noon and eighth-seeded Maryland-Baltimore County (9-4) plays Georgetown (9-4) in the second game.
The tournament's four top-seeded teams received first round byes. Loyola (Md., 12-1) is seeded number one with Princeton (11-1) seeded second, Syracuse (10-2) third and Johns Hopkins (10-3) fourth.
The winner of the Virginia-Hobart game plays Syracuse at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., in the second game of a quarterfinal double-header on May 16. The winner of the Duke-North Carolina game plays Princeton in the first game at Hofstra.
The winner of the Maryland-Baltimore County-Georgetown game plays Loyola at 1:00 p.m. on May 17 in the first game of a quarterfinal double-header at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. The winner of the Maryland-Butler game plays Johns Hopkins in the second game of that double-header.
Virginia is in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth consecutive year, the eighth time in the last nine years and the 22nd time overall. The Cavaliers have reached the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four years, and played in two of the last four championship games (overtime losses to Princeton in 1994 and 1996). UVa won the NCAA Championship in 1972.
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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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