April 3, 2008
After falling for the first time this past Saturday at Maryland, the Virginia men's lacrosse team looks to rebound against another ACC foe. The Cavaliers travel to North Carolina, hoping to grab win number ten on the season.
Virginia enters with a 9-1 record, and ranked fourth in the country. Their loss at Maryland snapped a nine game winning streak, and dethroned them from the nation's number one ranking. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, enter as the sixth ranked team in the country, and topped defending national champion Johns Hopkins last Saturday. UNC is 7-2 on the season. Last year, Virginia grabbed a 10-9 win at Klockner Stadium.
The ACC is proving to be the nation's toughest conference. Of the top six schools in the Inside Lacrosse national poll, four of them hail from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Duke is second, Maryland is third, Virginia is fourth, and North Carolina is sixth. The high level of play should make for an action packed ACC Tournament, which begins April 25th in Charlottesville.
As for Saturday's match up with North Carolina, face off is set for 4:00 in Chapel Hill.