The University of Virginia Men’s Lacrosse team will open its 2011 season this Saturday against No. 18 Drexel at Klockner Stadium starting at 5 p.m. in what should be an exciting early season test for a team vying for another National Championship. This is the 10th straight season the Cavs have opened with the Dragons.

UVA has also announced it will hold its April 2 contest against ACC rival Maryland at Scott Stadium instead of Klockner, at 12 p.m. The game will be held before the football team’s annual Spring Orange-Blue game. This was an idea cooked up at Ohio State University a couple years ago to great success. It is both a boon for the lacrosse program to have the extra fans and a way to get fans interested in different sports. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for the kiddos.

On the Women’s side, the No. 7 Cavs travel to No. 12 Loyola for their season opener against the Greyhounds. Will be another early season test for a young squad looking to overcome some obvious emotional hurdles this season.