Virginia 2014 Lacrosse Schedule Has 10 NCAA Tourney Teams

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia announced its 2014 women's lacrosse schedule which features nine regular-season home games and includes contests against 10 opponents that played in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, including all four national semifinalists.

"Our 2014 schedule is loaded with the best teams in collegiate women's lacrosse," said head coach Julie Myers. "We will be consistently tested at home as six of our nine home games will feature NCAA tournament teams including the 2013 NCAA champion and the national runners-up. The road will be a challenge as well as we will face the other two final four teams among several other top-10 programs. We've worked hard in the offseason and look forward to the challenge of the season beginning in early February."

Virginia opens the campaign on Sunday, Feb. 9 playing a neutral site game in Atlanta against Northwestern, the first of five 2013 NCAA Tournament teams the Cavaliers will face in their first six games.

From Feb. 15 through March 8, the Cavaliers will play five consecutive games at Klöckner Stadium, hosting Loyola (Feb. 15), Richmond (Feb. 19), Syracuse (Feb. 23), Penn State (Feb. 28) and North Carolina (March 8). Also included in the home schedule will be games against James Madison (March 19), Old Dominion (March 26) and American (April 1). Virginia's final regular-season home game will be on Thursday, April 10 when the Cavaliers host Boston College.

Virginia will make its first-ever trip to South Bend to face new ACC opponent Notre Dame on Saturday, April 5. It will also be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

Virginia closes the regular season with back-to-back road games at Maryland (April 13) and Virginia Tech (April 16).

Boston College will host the 2014 ACC Tournament April 24-27.

The NCAA Tournament runs from May 9-25. The NCAA Tournament field will feature 26 teams with all 13 conference champions receiving an automatic qualification into the field. The remaining 13 teams will be at-large selections. The top eight teams will be seeded in the bracket and will host first- and second-round games. The top six seeded teams will receive byes into the second round and serve as hosts for a neutral-site first-round game May 9. The first-round winners then play at the top-six seeded teams May 11. The teams seeded seventh and eighth will also host, but they will have to play a first-round game May 9.

The quarterfinals are at campus sites May 17 or 18, with the four winners advancing to the finals which will be held in Towson, Md. May 23-25.

Virginia finished the 2013 campaign with an 11-10 record, advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Date    Opponent / Event       Location               Time
02/09 vs. Northwestern Atlanta, Ga. TBA
02/15 vs. Loyola Maryland Charlottesville, Va. 1:00 p.m. ET
02/19 vs. Richmond Charlottesville, Va. 5:00 p.m. ET
02/23 vs. Syracuse * Charlottesville, Va. 1:00 p.m. ET
02/28 vs. Penn State Charlottesville, Va. 7:00 p.m. ET

03/08 vs. North Carolina * Charlottesville, Va. 1:00 p.m. ET
03/12 at William & Mary Williamsburg, Va. 7:00 p.m. ET
03/15 at Princeton Princeton, N.J. 12:00 p.m. ET
03/19 vs. James Madison Charlottesville, Va. 7:00 p.m. ET
03/22 at Duke * Durham, N.C. 1:00 p.m. ET
03/26 vs. Old Dominion Charlottesville, Va. 7:00 p.m. ET

04/01 vs. American Charlottesville, Va. 7:00 p.m. ET
04/05 at Notre Dame * South Bend, Ind. TBA
04/10 vs. Boston College * Charlottesville, Va. 7:00 p.m. ET
04/13 at Maryland * College Park, Md. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/16 at Virginia Tech * Blacksburg, Va. 6:00 p.m. ET

04/24 ACC Quarterfinals Newton, Mass. TBA
04/25 ACC Semifinals Newton, Mass. TBA
04/27 ACC Championship Newton, Mass. TBA

2014 Season Ticket Information
Virginia 2014 women's lacrosse season tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 18. Women's lacrosse reserved season tickets in the blue chairback seats $30. Women's lacrosse general admission season tickets are $25, $20 for youth, seniors, and UVa faculty and staff. New this year women's lacrosse and men's lacrosse season tickets will be split apart and not offered in combination. Information about men's lacrosse season tickets will be released at a later time.

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