The Virginia Men’s Lacrosse team found an opponent for this coming weekend as the Hoos will be hosting Army on Saturday, February 13. Face off is scheduled for noon and broadcast options are still being figured out. The No. 5 Cavaliers had an opening built into the schedule, but were reportedly open to finding an opponent to avoid going two weeks between the season opener and their second game of the season.
— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) February 8, 2021
UVA will host Army on Saturday at Klöckner Stadium. Faceoff is set for Noon. #GoHoos
Army, which was supposed to be facing UMass this upcoming weekend, needed a new opponent after the Minutemen were no longer available as a result of COVID protocols. The Black Knights were not ranked in the preseason USILA Coaches Poll, but ESPN’s Quint Kessenich has them at No. 12 in his latest rankings for Inside Lacrosse (Virginia moved up to No. 1, according to Kessenich).
The Cavaliers are 3-10 all time against Army, but haven’t played since an NCAA tournament game in 1985. With the addition, Virginia is currently scheduled to face Army, Air Force, and Navy this season.
Virginia is coming off of a season-opening statement win over Towson in which the Hoos outscored the Tigers 20-11 thanks to big days from Payton Cormier, Connor Shellenberger, and Charlie Bertrand. Cormier scored a career-high six goals, and Shellenberger (four goals, three assists) and Bertrand (four goals, two assists) were outstanding in their Virginia debuts.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to game time.