UC Santa Barbara Women’s Lacrosse Wins Western Women’s Lacrosse League Championship With 12-10 Victory Over #2 Santa Clara And Will Be Top Seed For WDIA National Championship Tournament May 6-9


UCSB rallied to come from behind against Santa Clara to win 12-10 and capture the Western Women's Lacrosse League championship in Harder Stadium at UCSB.

UCSB rallied to come from behind against Santa Clara to win 12-10 and capture the Western Women's Lacrosse League championship in Harder Stadium at UCSB.

 UC Santa Barbara has earned the top seed for the 2009 US Lacrosse Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates (WDIA) National Championship Tournament, presented by Brine. The 16-team tournament will be held May 6-9 at the Scottsdale Sports Complex in Scottsdale , Ariz. The championship game is set for May 9 at 12:30 p.m.

 

 UCSB completed an 18-2 season record with a 12-10 victory over No. 2 ranked Santa Clara in the Western Women’s Lacrosse League championship game, earning the league’s automatic bid to the tournament.

 

Six other teams earned automatic qualifiers to the tournament field by virtue of winning conference championships: No. 7 seed Lindenwood (Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse League), No. 10 seed Florida (Southeastern Women’s Lacrosse League), No. 13 seed Minnesota (North Central Women’s Lacrosse League), No. 14 seed Texas (Texas Women’s Lacrosse League), No. 15 seed Connecticut Club (New England Women’s Lacrosse League) and No. 16 seed West Chester Club (East Coast Women’s Lacrosse Association).

 Nine at-large invitations were also awarded: No. 2 seed Santa Clara , No. 3 seed Colorado State , No. 4 seed Colorado, No. 5 seed Cal Poly, No. 6 seed Virginia Tech Club, No. 8 seed Michigan, No. 9 seed UCLA, No. 11 seed Central Florida, and No. 12 seed Georgia.

 Colorado State snapped Cal Poly’s 28-game winning streak to win the US Lacrosse WDIA National Championship last spring. CSU won 8-5 in overtime at Denver ’s Invesco Field at Mile High. The victory ended Cal Poly’s seven-year run as the national champion.

www.uslacrosse.org/wdia.

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