Friday, May 9, 2008

DUKE #1 IN LAX TOURNAMENT

Led by number one seed Duke, the Atlantic Coast Conference will have 100 percent representation in the upcoming 2008 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship, as announced Sunday evening. Virginia received the No. 2 seed, while North Carolina and Maryland were seeded fourth and seventh, respectively.

Making 24 appearances in the title game, the ACC holds 10 NCAA titles as Virginia and North Carolina have four apiece. Maryland has two national championships (1973 and 1975), while 2006 national champion Virginia also won titles in 1972, 1999, 2003. The Tar Heels earned crowns in 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1991.

The Division I semifinal and championship games will be held at Gillette Stadium, outside of Boston, Massachusetts, May 24 and 26. The 2008 NCAA Men's Lacrosse title game will take place on Monday, May 26 at 1 p.m.

Tournament Breakdown:
No. 1 Duke (ACC) vs. Loyola (ECAC AQ) - May 10, 2:30 p.m.
No. 8 Cornell (Ivy AQ) vs. Ohio State (GWLL) - May 10, 5 p.m.

No. 5 Johns Hopkins (Independent) vs. Hofstra (CAA AQ) - May 11, 2:30 p.m.
No. 4 North Carolina (ACC) vs. Navy (Patriot) - May 10, 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 Syracuse (Independent) vs. Canisius (MAAC AQ) - May 11, 7:30 p.m.
No. 6 Notre Dame vs. Colgate (Patriot AQ) - May 11, Noon

No. 7 Maryland (ACC) vs. Denver (GWLL) - May 10, Noon
No. 2 Virginia (ACC) vs. UMBC (America East AQ) - May 11, 5 p.m.

(Photos courtesy of theacc.com)

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