UVA men, women, Virginia Tech women all earn NCAA lacrosse tournament bids

  • UVA men, women, Virginia Tech women all earn NCAA lacrosse tournament bids

UVA men, women, Virginia Tech women all earn NCAA lacrosse tournament bids

Carter, one of nine Nittany Lions from the state of Maryland, broke a almost 13-minute scoring drought with her second goal of the game.

This marks the sixth NCAA Tournament appearance for Navy, which made a memorable run to the semifinals last season.

The victor of the Maryland's first round game will meet either No. 8 seed Syracuse or Cornell in the quarterfinals the following weekend in Annapolis, Md.

Defending national champion Maryland is the No. 1 overall seed for the third year in a row, and the Terrapins will host the victor of this season's play-in game between Canisius and Robert Morris.

The University of Maryland lacrosse teams are 2-for-2 in earning No. 1 overall seeds this postseason.

The men's team will play its first round of the NCAA Tournament at Albany on Saturday, May 12, at 5 p.m. The two teams have never met in the regular season, but did scrimmage in the fall.

For one, there will be a first-time finalist out of the South. Thirteen conference champions qualify automatically; the balance of the field is selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Committee. Instead, Lenoir-Rhyne is the top seed despite losing to Wingate in the SAC championship game.

Lenoir-Rhyne, Colorado Message and Saint Leo are all first-time NCAA tournament participants.

Senior captain Maggie Gallagher caught fire to start the second half, scoring three quick goals for the Nittany Lions, but Maryland was simply too far in front. They split the first two meetings, with the Spartans getting the better of the Lions in the SSC championship game. Le Moyne will take on 2nd seeded Seton Hill on May 12th. The Terps will be making their 34th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 29th straight trip. The Griffins' only loss this season is to Lenoir-Rhyne.

Maryland and Penn State are matching up in the title game of the 2018 Big Ten Women's Lacrosse Tournament this Sunday, May 6 at U-M Lacrosse Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Salisbury avenged that defeat in the CAC title game Saturday. Syracuse came in at No. 8, which earned the Orange a first-round home game against Cornell.