Men's lacrosse begins ODAC title hunt Tuesday

The men's lacrosse team salutes the flag during the Star Spangled Banner.

Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team will begin its quest for the program's seventh Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship Tuesday evening on Shellenberger Field, when the fourth-seeded Hornets play host to No. 5-seed Randolph-Macon in the first round of the conference tournament.

Tuesday's winner will advance to the ODAC semifinals Friday in Lexington, Va., to take on the host and top seed, No. 12 Washington and Lee.

On the other side of the six-team bracket, third-seeded No. 17 Roanoke will play host to Bridgewater in first-round action Tuesday, the winner advancing to play second-seeded Hampden-Sydney.

Lynchburg (9-8) is in search of the ODAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, seeking to be included in the national championship field for the seventh-straight season. The Hornets advanced to the Elite 8 a season ago with a pair of national tournament wins.

The team currently ranks fourth among Division III programs in shot percentage (.371) and in the top 20 nation-wide in scoring offense (15.47), turnovers per game (13.88), man-up efficiency (.423), and points per game (23.41).

 

2018 ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Tuesday, May 1 - Quarterfinals

Game 1: No. 5 Randolph-Macon at No. 4 Lynchburg | 7 p.m.

Game 2: No. 6 Bridgewater at No. 3 Roanoke | 7 p.m.

 

Friday, May 4 – Semifinals -- at Washington and Lee University

Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. No. 1 Washington and Lee | TBA

Game 4: Winner Game 2 vs. No. 2 Hampden-Sydney | TBA

 

Saturday, May 5 – Championship -- at Washington and Lee University

Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 | TBA

--LC--