Men's lacrosse: Johns Hopkins draws Virginia in NCAA tourney first round

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team received one of eight at-large bids to this year's NCAA tournament and will visit No. 8 seed Virginia in a first-round game on Sunday.

The Blue Jays (10-4), who saw their streak of 41 consecutive postseason appearances come to an end last season, have faced the Cavaliers 14 times in the NCAA tournament previously, winning eight times. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. at U.Va.'s Klockner Stadium; the game will be televised by ESPN2.

Fans may purchase tickets online at or by calling (800) 542-8821.General admission tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for youth 18-and-under and students of the participating schools with a valid student ID.

The winner of the Johns Hopkins-Virginia game will play the either Duke, Air Force, or Richmond on May 18 as part of a quarterfinal doubleheader at University of Delaware. Duke is the top seed in the tournament, and the Blue Devils will host the winner of a play-in game between Air Force and Richmond.

JHU had won five consecutive games before falling to No. 1-ranked Loyola 13-10 on Saturday. Earlier this season, the Blue Jays lost 11-10 in overtime to the Cavs (10-5) in Charlottesville.

Johns Hopkins is 67-32 all-time in the NCAA tournament and has won nine NCAA titles. The Blue Jays' 67 wins and 18 championship-game appearances are both national records.

The Division I semifinal and championship games (as well asthe Division II and III championship games) will be held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore from May 24-26. For a complete list of pairings for the 18-team tournament, visit

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