Women's Lacrosse Plays St. Lawrence at Home Sunday in NCAA 2nd Round

MEDFORD – The red-hot Tufts University women's lacrosse team will make its seventh appearance in the NCAA Tournament at home on Sunday at Bello Field.

Head coach Courtney Shute's Jumbos (15-3) defeated previously unbeaten Middlebury College 9-8 on Sunday to win their second consecutive NESCAC Championship. As a result, Tufts received the conference's automatic NCAA berth as well as a first-round bye. The Jumbos will play St. Lawrence University (15-2) in a second-round game on Sunday. The game time has not been announced yet. The Saints are members of the Liberty League and received an at-large NCAA berth.

Tickets will be $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and children under 2 are free. A webcast will be at https://www.packnetwork.com/tufts/.

Tufts has won eight games in a row. As the #3 seed in the NESCAC Tournament they defeated #2 seed Colby 10-7 in the semifinals and then top-seed Middlebury in the championship game. The Jumbos ended the #1-ranked Panthers 42-game winning streak.

The Jumbos have been one of the NCAA Tournament's top teams in recent seasons. They reached the NCAA Final last spring and traveled to the "Final Four" in 2019 (the 2020 Tournament was not played due to Covid). Tufts has a 12-6 overall record in NCAA play.

St. Lawrence is returning to NCAA's for the first time in 31 years, last earning a berth in 1991. The national runner-up in 1990, the Saints have a 3-4 record in the tournament in four previous berths.

The winner between Tufts, ranked ninth in last week's IWLCA poll, and #13 St. Lawrence will move on to the "Sweet 16" on May 21. There they will face whoever advances out of the second round among Pomona-Pitzer (16-0), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (13-5) or George Fox (17-0).

Colby, Middlebury and Wesleyan from NESCAC also received NCAA berths, which went to 46 teams overall.

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