Photo Credit: McCrystal

  Photo copyright (c) 2007 Tom McCrystal  

Syracuse goalie Peter Coluccini (2), Virginia middie Foster Gilbert (1), and a pack of other players run down a loose ball during the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Classic in Baltimore, MD, Saturday, March 3, 2007. (Click for a larger image: 111K)


In just two days, four of the top NCAA lacrosse programs will meet at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore for the Second Annual Inside Lacrosse Face Off Classic. Virginia will meet Syracuse on March 1st at noon; Princeton takes on Johns Hopkins at 2:30pm.

Last year, over twenty thousand fans (and a national TV audience) watched the Cavaliers take on Syracuse in a game that was billed ahead of time as an exhibition of two high-powered offenses. But, the Virginia Defense found their groove in the inaugural Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Classic, nearly shutting down Syracuse‚??s second half in a 11-8 win on February 3rd, 2007.

In the opening game of the 2007 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Classic, Johns Hopkins defeated Princeton, 7-6, in double overtime.

The Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Classic is an amazingly fan-friendly event, and definately worth the trip from Charlottesville. Tailgate lots open at nine a.m., with the gates to the stadium opening at 11 a.m. M&T Bank Stadium is a great venue for lacrosse, with great food and a plethora of venders.

Over 14,000 tickets have been sold so far. Tickets are $15 for Lower Level reserved seats and $25 for Club Level seats. Advanced parking passes are also available for $15. For more information, visit the Inside Lacrosse Ticket Info Page