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#4 Virginia Men's Lax Battles #6 Syracuse Saturday

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Owen Van Arsdale has 6 goals and 12 assists this season Owen Van Arsdale has 6 goals and 12 assists this season

The 4th ranked Virginia men's lacrosse team will host #6 Syracuse Saturday at Klockner Stadium.

The Cavaliers (5-0) and the Orange (2-1) play every season, but their will be their first meeting as ACC opponents.

Head coach Dom Starsia says, ""This one now has more implications as far as conference alignment, and possible seedings for the conference tournament later in the spring.  Even though we're standing here in February, going into early March, the results here are going to have a bearing on how we match up come very late in April.  It's given a little bit more edge on the game than we've had previously."

Syracuse is coming off a 16-8 loss at home against #2 Maryland Saturday, while UVA won 14-6 at Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday.

The Wahoos and Orange will play Saturday for television, and their game will follow the basketball game between #4 Syracuse and #12 Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena.

Starsia:  "If we were playing on Sunday afternoon, the game would probably stand on its own and get a good crowd.  I would certainly invite all the basketball people to come over if they want to take a peek.  This is the type of game we can fill up Klockner with, so I would encourage folks to get a wool hat and a pair of gloves and come out and see us."

UVa and SU will face off Saturday at seven o'clock at Klockner Stadium.

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