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.@PennWomensLax to meet @PennStateWLAX in first round of NCAA tourney; Princeton to face Syracuse

Monday, 7th May 2018

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/7/18
From Press Release

Back To The Dance!

For the 12th time in a row, the University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team has earned a spot in the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship and Penn will open its tourney run on Friday, May 11 (Time TBA) against Penn State in a game hosted by Stony Brook on Long Island. The winner will advance to play the host Seawolves – the No. 5 seed – on Sunday.

“We are excited to continue our season,” said head coach Karin Corbett. “We have a hungry group, we feel like we have a lot of lacrosse left in us. We set a lot of goals before this season, but this is the big one. We feel like we have the pieces required to make a run, and we’re looking forward to the first round. The Final Four is at Stony Brook, and we look forward to starting our tournament where we hope to end it.”

Ivy League champ Princeton to open with Syracuse

The 2018 Ivy League champion Princeton will play Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament it was announced Sunday evening by the selection committee.

The game will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, May 11 at the site of the No. 4 seed Boston College. The winner will play the Eagles on Sunday, May 13 at 1 p.m.

Princeton and Syracuse will be meeting for the second time this season. It was a one-goal game going in the favor of the Orange, 17-16, during the regular season – played in Princeton on March 29. The teams first met last year, with the Tigers winning a 16-11 game. This will be the first time the teams will meet in the NCAA Tournament.

Three-time national champion Princeton is making its 26th NCAA appearance. The Tigers earned the Ivy League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after a 13-10 win over Penn in the tournament championship this afternoon. Princeton is also the regular season Ivy League champion with a 12-6 overall record.

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