Skip to simplified nav
Virginia Earns At-Large Berth To NCAA Tournament; Faces No. 7 Seed Duke

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The eighth-ranked Virginia women's lacrosse team earned an at-large berth to the 2012 NCAA Tournament and will travel to seventh-seeded and seventh-ranked Duke for a first-round game on Sunday (May 13) at 2 p.m. The Cavaliers (11-7) are unseeded and face the Blue Devils (11-6) for a second time this year, having won the regular-season match-up in Durham, 14-12, on March 24.

The at-large berth marks the 17th-consecutive year that Virginia has participated in the NCAA Tournament (23rd overall). The Cavaliers have an all-time record of 29-21 in the postseason and have won NCAA Championships in 1991, 1993 and 2004.

Under head coach Julie Myers, the Cavaliers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in all 17 years of her tenure. Her squads hold an overall record of 22-15 in the tournament and won the 2004 NCAA title.

The Cavaliers and Blue Devils have faced each other four times in the NCAA Tournament, most recently in 2009. Duke won that match-up in overtime in Durham, 15-13, while the Cavaliers won NCAA Tournament contests in 1999, 2005 and 2007.

The winner of this weekend's contest will advance to the quarterfinal round to face the winner of Notre Dame vs. No. 2 seed Northwestern. The semifinals and final of this year's NCAA Tournament are scheduled for May 25 and 27 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y.


 

 

Schedules

Top Videos
Jeff White
Lars Tiffany
Tiffany Plans to Push Pace at UVA
Men's Lacrosse
6/21/16
New men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany comes to Virginia from Brown, which went 16-3 and led the nation in scoring this season.
Micah Kiser
'Hoos Focused on Getting Up to Speed
Football
6/17/16
Speed training is a major component of the Virginia football team's offseason strength and conditioning program.
Joanna Hardin
Hardin Eager To Take On New Challenge
Softball
6/13/16
Virginia's new softball coach, Joanna Hardin, posted a 79-34 record, with one NCAA tournament appearance, in two seasons at McNeese State.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

jwhite@virginia.edu

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.

Archives
More Headlines
Online Stores
Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop