CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina's women's lacrosse team will try to advance to its fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament semifinals in the last five years when it hosts Virginia in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill.
The game will be live streamed free of charge by GoHeels TV, the video portal of GoHeels.com.
Tickets for each game are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Visit the GoHeels.com Ticket Center to purchase advance tickets.
Carolina is the No. 3 seed and beat unseeded Loyola, 19-9, in the NCAA second round last Sunday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are making their ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and their 15th in 18 varsity seasons.
Virginia advanced to Saturday's quarterfinal game with wins over unseeded Penn and sixth-seeded Georgetown last weekend. The Cavaliers have won four of their last five games.
If the Tar Heels (15-3) win on Saturday, they will advance to the NCAA semifinals next Friday (May 24) against the winner of the game between No. 2 seed Northwestern and No. 7 seed Penn State (to be played on Saturday night in Evanston, Ill.). The NCAA semifinals and national championship game will be played in Villanova, Pa.
The Tar Heels are 6-7 in NCAA Tournament quarterfinal games and have won three of their last four quarterfinals, beating Notre Dame in 2009, Virginia in 2010 and Loyola in 2011 before losing at Syracuse in 2012. Carolina is 5-1 all-time in quarterfinal games played in Chapel Hill.
Carolina leads the all-time series, 18-12. The Tar Heels beat the Cavaliers 8-7 in Chapel Hill earlier this season on March 9. UNC has won seven games in a row over UVa and nine of the last 10 installments in the series. Virginia last beat the Tar Heels during the 2010 regular season (a 13-12 overtime decision on March 13, 2010).
UNC leads the series with Virginia, 5-1, in games played in the NCAA Tournament. That total includes Tar Heel wins in 1997, 2002, 2008, 2010 and 2011 and a Cavalier win in 2007.