Men’s Lacrosse: No. 4 UVA, No. 5 Duke meet Saturday at Championship Weekend

Fourth-ranked UVA (15-3) and #5 Duke (13-4) meet on Saturday in the semifinal round of the 2019 NCAA Stadium at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

The ACC foes are facing each other for the second time this season and for the first time in the NCAA Tournament since the 2010 NCAA Semifinals in Baltimore. Faceoff is set for noon. UVA is ranked No. 4 in the USILA coaches poll and No. 3 in the Inside Lacrosse/Maverick media poll. Duke is ranked No. 5 in both the coaches and media polls.

UVA, champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference, is the No. 3 national seed and earned an at-large bid. The Cavaliers advanced to their 23rd Championship Weekend with a 13-12 overtime win over Maryland in the quarterfinal round. Duke also earned an at-large bid and is the No. 2 national seed. The Blue Devils advanced to their 12th Championship Weekend with a 14-13 overtime win against No. 7 national seed Notre Dame.

Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will be televised live on ESPN2. Anish Shroff will call the play-by-play, while Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra will provide analysis. Don Zimmerman will join the crew as the rules expert. ESPN will also simulcast the broadcast on the WatchESPN app, or by logging onto ESPN3.com.There will be a live radio broadcast in the Charlottesville area on WINA 1070 AM and 98.9 FM. Luke Neer will provide the play-by-play and Doug Tarring will add analysis. The radio broadcast can also be heard on SiriusXM ACC Radio channel 371.

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