Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Towson and High Point Open Lacrosse Tourney; Hopkins and Terps This Weekend
College Park, MD - Maryland has three representatives in the field for the 2015 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament. The trio - Johns Hopkins, Towson, and Maryland - are well-known to the lacrosse world beyond the Free State's borders.
Hopkins earned its way via an automatic qualifier for capturing the BIG -10's first-ever tournament championship. It's also the first time the Blue Jays (9-6) have had the "luxury" of an AQ since the NCAA began its tournament in 1971. The Blue Jays got the job done with a 13-6 victory on Saturday night against Ohio State (11-6). They will head to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers (10-4) on Sunday at 1 PM. The game will be carried on ESPNU.
The Tigers (11-5) entered the tournament by taking the CAA championship game against UMass (5-10), while Maryland (12-3) - now a member of the BIG-10 - received an at-large bid. The Terps host the Ivy League's Yale (11-4) at College Park on Saturday.
Towson opens the postseason tonight at 7:30 against Southern Conference champion High Point (10-6). The Panthers are in just their third season as an NCAA Division I team.
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