CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After capturingits second-straight America East title, the Stony Brook University women's lacrosse team will face Towson in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship first round on Friday, May 9 in Syracuse, N.Y.
The announcement came during the 2014 NCAA selection show held on Sunday night on NCAA.com. The NCAA announced the 26-team field that features 13 conference champions and 13 at-large bids.
Eight sites will host first and second-round competition on May 9 and 11, and four quarterfinal games will be played May 17 or 18. These preliminary-round games will be played on the campuses of competing institutions. The winners of the four quarterfinal games will advance to the semifinals and final hosted by Towson University May 23 and 25 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.
The Seawolves (16-3) defeated Albany, 7-1, in the America East title game on Sunday afternoon to earn the program's second-straight trip to the NCAA Championship. Stony Brook allowed just six goals over the two games of the America East Championship, setting a new tournament record.
Towson (11-7) won the Colonial Athletic Association for the third-straight year, defeating James Madison, 12-11, in OT to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament.
The Seawolves became the third team in America East history to win an NCAA game when they beat the same Towson Tigers last year in the NCAA first round. Overall, America East teams are 4-15 in the NCAA Championship with two victories in the last three years.
The winner of the Stony Brook-Towson game will take on No. 2 overall seed Syracuse on Sunday, May 11.