BALTIMORE—The UMBC men’s lacrosse team will take on Johns Hopkins University as part of the fifth annual Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium.
The Retrievers will face the Blue Jays at 4:00 p.m. in the third game of a tripleheader. Syracuse meets Georgetown in the opener at 11:00 a.m., followed by Cornell tangling with Virginia at 1:30 p.m.
"UMBC Lacrosse is very excited about participating in the 2011 Konica-Minolta Face-Off Classic,” head coach Don Zimmerman said.
"This will be the first time the Retrievers compete at M&T Bank Stadium and we are looking forward to the experience and thank Inside Lacrosse for this fantastic opportunity!"
Inside Lacrosse announced today that tickets for the 2011 editions of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and the Konica Minolta Big City Classic will go on sale Monday, November 15, 2010 at 11:00 am EST.
All seating locations at M&T Bank Stadium and New Meadowlands Stadium will be reserved for these events. Fans are urged to make their plans early to be part of the action.
2011 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Saturday, March 12, 2011 at M&T Bank Stadium)
Ø Game No. 1 – Syracuse vs Georgetown (11:00 a.m.)
Ø Game No. 2 – Cornell vs Virginia (1:30 p.m.)
Ø Game No. 3 – Johns Hopkins vs UMBC (4:00 p.m.)
Lacrosse fans interested in ticket information can call the Baltimore Ravens box office at 410-261-RAVE. In addition to the Ravens’ box office, fans can purchase through Ticketmaster online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans can also visit FaceOffClassic.com to get the latest news on the event and details on ordering tickets.
UMBC and Johns Hopkins played in both the 1983 and 1984 seasons and renewed the rivalry in 2005. The two schools have played each year since, with the Blue Jays visiting UMBC Stadium in 2007 and 2009. Last season, Johns Hopkins won a 16-10 decision at Homewood Field, but three of the six meetings since 2005 have been decided by three goals or less. Johns Hopkins has won all eight meetings in the series.
UMBC’s complete 2011 spring schedule will be released later this fall.
Joining Konica Minolta as partners with Inside Lacrosse to present the Face-Off Classic are: Warrior, Brine, Under Armour, ESPNU, CyberCore Technologies, Gait Lacrosse and Maverik.