May 10, 2010

Salisbury to Host NCAA Regional

from press release

– The Salisbury University women's lacrosse team got the good news that it had hoped for late Sunday night as the NCAA Division III tournament field of 28 teams was released and the Sea Gulls received a first-round bye and the opportunity to host a regional tournament at Sea Gull Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16.

The Sea Gulls (17-1) will be looking for the program's first national championship this season. Salisbury has advanced to the championship weekend in five of the last six seasons, playing in the national title game three times in that span.

The road will begin on Saturday as Salisbury will take the field at 11:30 a.m., to face the winner of Wednesday's first-round game between Christopher Newport University (13-6) and Catholic University of America (12-6). The Sea Gulls met both teams this season, coming away with a 21-6 win at Christopher Newport to open the season, and collecting a 16-7 win against Catholic in early March.

The other two guests at Sea Gull Stadium this weekend will not be known until Wednesday's first round is complete as the winner of games between The College of New Jersey against Cabrini College (11-7) and Claremont-Mudd-Scripts College (14-2) against Endicott College (16-4) will play in Saturday's other regional game. The second game on Saturday will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Hamilton College, Franklin & Marshall College and Gettysburg College have also been selected at regional hosts for next weekend.

The national semifinals and championship game will be played at Gettysburg this year. The winners of the Salisbury regional and the Gettysburg regional will play in the semifinal round on Saturday, May 22, while the winner of the Hamilton regional and the Franklin & Marshall regional will play in the other semifinal game. The semifinal winners will meet in the national title game on Sunday, May 23 at noon.

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