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Air Force Men’s Lacrosse Host Richmond In NCAA National Championship Play-In Game On May 7


 The Air Force lacrosse team will host Atlantic Sun champion Richmond in the play-in round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship on Wednesday, May 7. The game is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. in Falcon Stadium.  The Falcons, who have reached 10 wins for the first time since 1989, will make their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1988. Air Force, which currently holds a 10-5 overall record on the season, earned an automatic bid to the national tournament by capturing the ECAC tournament title. The Falcons, who entered the ECAC Championship as the third-seed, defeated second-seeded host Ohio State, 14-7, in the semifinals, while earning a 9-8 victory over top-seeded and 14th-ranked Fairfield.  Meanwhile, Richmond earned its automatic bid by capturing the Atlantic Sun tournament championship. After earning a 14-6 win over Mercer in the semifinals, the Spiders defeated High Point, 8-7, in the title game. Richmond has compiled a 6-10 overall record in its inaugural season of varsity competition.  The winner of Wednesday night's play-in game between Air Force and Richmond will advance to the NCAA First Round, facing the defending national champion, top-seeded Duke. That contest will be played on Sunday, May 11, at 5:15 p.m. (ET) in Durham, N.C.

The Air Force lacrosse team will host Atlantic Sun champion Richmond in the play-in round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Wednesday, May 7. The game is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. in Falcon Stadium.
The Falcons, who have reached 10 wins for the first time since 1989, will make their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1988. Air Force, which currently holds a 10-5 overall record on the season, earned an automatic bid to the national tournament by capturing the ECAC tournament title. The Falcons, who entered the ECAC Championship as the third-seed, defeated second-seeded host Ohio State, 14-7, in the semifinals, while earning a 9-8 victory over top-seeded and 14th-ranked Fairfield.
Meanwhile, Richmond earned its automatic bid by capturing the Atlantic Sun tournament championship. After earning a 14-6 win over Mercer in the semifinals, the Spiders defeated High Point, 8-7, in the title game. Richmond has compiled a 6-10 overall record in its inaugural season of varsity competition.
The winner of Wednesday night’s play-in game between Air Force and Richmond will advance to the NCAA First Round, facing the defending national champion, top-seeded Duke. That contest will be played on Sunday, May 11, at 5:15 p.m. (ET) in Durham, N.C.

Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Receive At-Large Bid To 2014 NCAA National Championships; Pioneers Face Duke On May At Notre Dame’s Arlotta Stadium


The Stanford women’s lacrosse team received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament Sunday night. It was welcome news after losing the chance at automatic berth earlier in the day. Stanford fell into hole early and could not recover in a 14-11 loss to Denver in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament championship game Sunday. However, Stanford (14-4) secured an NCAA spot for the second consecutive year. Stanford plays Duke (9-7) in the first round on Friday at Notre Dame. Stanford would play the winner of High Point (14-5) and Notre Dame (9-8), the No. 8 seed, in the second round of the 26-team tournament. Last year, Stanford beat Notre Dame in the first round for the first NCAA victory in school history. In the MPSF final, No. 20 Stanford (14-4) fell behind by deficits of 5-0 and 9-2 and never was able to draw closer than the final margin. Hannah Farr and Rachel Ozer scored three goals apiece to lead the Cardinal. Denver (18-1) plays Jacksonville (14-5) in Gainesville, Fla. Stanford had played Denver six times in the MPSF tournament, including five times in MPSF tournament, and won every one. But Denver (18-1) ended that streak thanks largely to its fine start. This was in contrast to their previous meeting, on April 4 at Stanford, when Stanford bolted a 6-0 lead in what would be a 13-12 Denver victory. Ozer broke through for Stanford in the ninth minute. From that point on, Stanford outscored Denver, 11-9. Alexandra Crerend helped give the Cardinal a boost on faceoffs, which helped fuel a 3-0 run that brought Stanford within 9-5, on a goal by Lucy Dikeou with 1:21 left in the first half. Denver, however, responded with a 3-0 run of its own bridging halftime to retake control of the game.

The Stanford women’s lacrosse team received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament Sunday night. It was welcome news after losing the chance at automatic berth earlier in the day.
Stanford fell into hole early and could not recover in a 14-11 loss to Denver in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament championship game Sunday. However, Stanford (14-4) secured an NCAA spot for the second consecutive year.
Stanford plays Duke (9-7) in the first round on Friday at Notre Dame. Stanford would play the winner of High Point (14-5) and Notre Dame (9-8), the No. 8 seed, in the second round of the 26-team tournament.
Last year, Stanford beat Notre Dame in the first round for the first NCAA victory in school history.
In the MPSF final, No. 20 Stanford (14-4) fell behind by deficits of 5-0 and 9-2 and never was able to draw closer than the final margin. Hannah Farr and Rachel Ozer scored three goals apiece to lead the Cardinal.
Denver (18-1) plays Jacksonville (14-5) in Gainesville, Fla.
Stanford had played Denver six times in the MPSF tournament, including five times in MPSF tournament, and won every one. But Denver (18-1) ended that streak thanks largely to its fine start. This was in contrast to their previous meeting, on April 4 at Stanford, when Stanford bolted a 6-0 lead in what would be a 13-12 Denver victory.
Ozer broke through for Stanford in the ninth minute. From that point on, Stanford outscored Denver, 11-9. Alexandra Crerend helped give the Cardinal a boost on faceoffs, which helped fuel a 3-0 run that brought Stanford within 9-5, on a goal by Lucy Dikeou with 1:21 left in the first half.
Denver, however, responded with a 3-0 run of its own bridging halftime to retake control of the game.

#20 Denver Women’s Lacrosse Faces Jacksonville In First Round Of NCAA National Championships Tournament On May 9 In Gainesville, FL


The University of Denver women’s lacrosse team will take on the Jacksonville Dolphins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, May 9 in Gainesville, Fla. The game is set to be played at Donald R. Dizney Stadium at a time still to be determined. The winner of the first round game will face the fourth seeded Florida Gators. “Familiar foes help us prepare for what’s to come,” said head coach Liza Kelly. “There should not be any surprises in our travel schedule or what we plan to do moving forward. Hopefully we get the chance to face both of the teams in our region.” The Pioneers opened the NCAA Tournament last year against Jacksonville, winning 14-7 on May 10, 2013. Denver fell to Florida 16-5 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season. It was the only time the Pioneers have faced either school in program history. “Jacksonville is a good opponent,” said senior Meredith Harris. “I’m looking forward to facing them. It’s going to be another battle next weekend. We’ve talked a lot as a squad about playing our best lacrosse in May and it looks like that is happening for us. We’re looking forward to playing another week.” Denver is currently on a school best 16 game winning streak. The Pioneers claimed the MPSF Tournament Championship for the first time in school history following a 14-11 win over No. 18 Stanford on Sunday morning.

The University of Denver women’s lacrosse team will take on the Jacksonville Dolphins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, May 9 in Gainesville, Fla. The game is set to be played at Donald R. Dizney Stadium at a time still to be determined. The winner of the first round game will face the fourth seeded Florida Gators.
“Familiar foes help us prepare for what’s to come,” said head coach Liza Kelly. “There should not be any surprises in our travel schedule or what we plan to do moving forward. Hopefully we get the chance to face both of the teams in our region.”
The Pioneers opened the NCAA Tournament last year against Jacksonville, winning 14-7 on May 10, 2013. Denver fell to Florida 16-5 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season. It was the only time the Pioneers have faced either school in program history.
“Jacksonville is a good opponent,” said senior Meredith Harris. “I’m looking forward to facing them. It’s going to be another battle next weekend. We’ve talked a lot as a squad about playing our best lacrosse in May and it looks like that is happening for us. We’re looking forward to playing another week.”
Denver is currently on a school best 16 game winning streak. The Pioneers claimed the MPSF Tournament Championship for the first time in school history following a 14-11 win over No. 18 Stanford on Sunday morning.

2014 MCLA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Tournament Field Released Featuring #1 Arizona State, #2 Colorado, #3 BYU And #4 Chapman


2014 MCLA Championships

The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) announced the Division I and Division II teams that will compete for national titles at the UC Irvine Recreation Fields, Irvine, CA and Ernie Chapman Stadium on the campus of Chapman University in Orange County, CA, May 12-17.

MCLA Men's Lacrosse 2014 Championship Bracket

2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Field Released: # 1 Maryland, #2 Syracuse, #3 North Carolina And #4 Florida


NCAA Women's Lacrosse

2014 Division I National Championship Tournament Field

2014 NCAA Women's National Championships Brackets

2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Tournament Field And Brackets Released Featuring #1 Duke, #2 Syracuse, #3 Loyola And #4 Penn


2014 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships Banner

The NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee announced the field for its championship tournament Sunday. Ten conferences were awarded automatic qualification. The four lowest automatic-qualification teams will compete for two play-in berths. The remaining six teams were placed in the bracket.

NCAA Men's Lacrosse 2014 National Championship Brackets