April 22, 2012

ODAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament Field Set

Hornets Own Top Seed Heading Into Postseason Play

Story courtesy of the ODAC Office

FOREST, Va. --- Lynchburg College will play out the No. 1 position heading into the 2012 ODAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament, which is set to begin later this week.  The Hornets (15-1 overall, 7-0 ODAC), ranked third by the latest USILA poll, own one of two byes heading into the semifinals.  Roanoke College (11-3, 6-1), who is tied for ninth in the nation, commands the other bye as the second seed.

Hampden-Sydney College (9-6, 5-2) and Randolph-Macon College (9-7, 3-4) will serve as hosts for the quarterfinal matchups as the third and fourth seeds, respectively.  The Tigers earned their spot outright, but the Yellow Jackets, Virginia Wesleyan College (9-6, 3-4) and Washington and Lee University (8-8, 3-4) all had identical league records, which called for the ODAC's tie-breaking procedures to determine the final three positions.  The fifth-seeded Marlins will make the trip to R-MC for their opening contest, and the No. 6 Generals will play at Hampden-Sydney on Wednesday.

Play is set to begin on Wednesday, April 25, with both quarterfinal contests.  Dates for the semifinal and championship matchups have not yet been set due to possible conflicts with exam schedules and/or graduation dates.  The semifinals will take place on either Saturday, April 28 or Sunday, April 29.  The championship will be played on Saturday, May 5 or Sunday May 6.  All games are to be played on the campuses of the highest remaining seeds.  Information on dates and times will be posted as it becomes available.

For more information, visit any of the participating schools' websites, or go to the ODAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament website at www.odaconline.com/tournament/spring/mlax

2012 ODAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament Schedule
Wednesday, April 25 - Quarterfinals
#5 Virginia Wesleyan at #4 Randolph-Macon – TBA
#6 Washington and Lee at #3 Hampden-Sydney – TBA

Saturday/Sunday, April 28/29 – Semifinals
Winner 4v5 at #1 Lynchburg – TBA
Winner 3v6 at #2 Roanoke - TBA

Saturday/Sunday, May 5/6 - Championship - Highest Seed
Semifinal Winners - TBA