Equipped with a 15-4 overall record and the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) regular-season and tournament titles, the University of Redlands women’s lacrosse team garnered an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III Championships as the host of a first-round game against Augustana College (IL). The Bulldogs welcome the Vikings to Farquhar Field on Wed., May 8, for a 7 p.m. game.
The Bulldogs make their third consecutive appearance at the NCAA Division III Championships, following last season’s historical run that included the program’s inaugural NCAA tournament victory.
On Feb. 21, Redlands knocked off Augustana in the Vikings’ season-opener by a score of 18-6. The Bulldogs led wire-to-wire after rattling off seven unanswered goals to start the game. Senior attack player Aimee Dewan (Alamo, CA), junior midfielder KK McCaslin (Portland, OR), and freshman midfielder Stephanie Garrett (San Diego, CA) led the onslaught with two goals apiece during the opening 20 minutes.
In only its third year of varsity competition, Augustana punched its inaugural ticket to the NCAA Championships by winning the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference Tournament in a frenetic 10-9 win over North Central College (IL) on Saturday. The Vikings held off a late push by the opponents to hold on for the championship and the automatic bid while recording their 13th triumph in a row.
Augustana also captured the regular-season title with an 8-0 run through the MWLC during the Vikings’ first season in the league.