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April 12, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Pairings for the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship have been determined, as announced by the league on Friday. Maryland enters as the No. 1 seed in the upcoming two-day championship, which will take place April 26 and 28 at Kenan Stadium on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Maryland, which defeated Duke and Virginia earlier in the season to earn the top seed, concluded the regular season with a 2-1 record in conference play and is 8-1 with three games remaining before the tournament.
The Terrapins will face fourth-seeded Virginia (0-3) on Friday, April 26, at 5 p.m. on ESPNU in the first semifinal game. Maryland won the regular season meeting between the two teams, 9-7, in Charlottesville, Va., on March 30.
No. 2 North Carolina (2-1), the championship host, will face third-seeded Duke (2-1) at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU in the second semifinal. The Blue Devils defeated the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C., 11-8, on March 13. The game is a rematch of the 2012 ACC Championship Game, which Duke won, 12-9.
The three teams tied atop the standings were split based on tiebreakers. With head-to-head results among the tied teams and record against the non-tied team all equal, the next tiebreaker that took effect was goals allowed among the tied teams, which gave the edge to Maryland.
The winner of Friday’s semifinal games will advance to the championship game on Sunday, April 28, at 1 p.m. The complete tournament will be broadcast by ESPNU with Matt Ward and Mike Corey calling the action.
All-session tickets, which include entry for all three men’s lacrosse games at Kenan Stadium and all five women’s lacrosse games at Fetzer Field, are available for $20, with individual session tickets selling for $10. Children six years and younger will be permitted free of charge, as will any ACC student with a valid student ID.
For more on the 2013 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship, including ticket information, please visit: http://theacc.co/MLaxChamp.
2013 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship
Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Friday, April 26
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 1 Maryland – 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 3 Duke vs. No. 2 North Carolina – 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Sunday, April 28
Championship Game – 1 p.m. (ESPNU)