May 10, 2010

Limestone Travels to Le Moyne for Rematch

from press release

— Fourth-ranked Limestone will square off at top-ranked Le Moyne in the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship on Saturday, May 22nd with the face-off time at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex to be determined with the winner advancing to play the C.W. Post/Dowling winner in the national title game on Sunday, May 30th at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Pairings were announced late Sunday night.

This marks the 11th consecutive season that Limestone has represented its region in the NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championships. The Saints seek their first title game appearance since the 2005 season, the last of a six-year run reaching the title game (2000-2005). Limestone won the championship in 2000 and 2002.

Limestone, 12-1 on the season, has won 10 straight since an 8-6 loss to now 14-1 Le Moyne back on March 7th in Severna Park, Maryland. Limestone, representing the South Region, posted an in-region record of 12-0 while Le Moyne was 11-1 within its region to represent the North.

While it's the 10th all-time meeting between the Saints and the Dolphins this latest grudge match will be the fifth in the postseason with the last coming in the 2007 semifinals when Le Moyne prevailed 8-5 in Syracuse, N.Y. Limestone's lone series win in nine tries to date came in the 2005 semifinals, 9-8, in Dolphin country. And while Le Moyne won a 2006 semifinal clash, also in Syracuse, the Dolphins and Limestone met in an epic double overtime showdown in the 2004 national championship with the Saints falling 11-10.

Limestone holds a mark of 7-8 all-time in the NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championships dating back to its first appearance in 2000.

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