Ivy League Tournament Central
Friday, May 3
4 p.m. #2 Princeton vs. #3 Dartmouth
7 p.m. #1 Penn vs. #4 Cornell
Sunday, May 5
12 p.m. Championship Game
PHILADELPHIA – The Ivy League’s Women’s Lacrosse Tournament returns to the only home it has ever known as Penn hosts the four top teams in the Ancient Eight for the fourth consecutive year to determine the automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament. Play begins Friday with two semifinals games, #2 Princeton taking on #3 Dartmouth at 4 p.m. before #1 Penn hosts #4 Cornell with a scheduled start time of 7 p.m. On Sunday, the winners will meet at noon with a guaranteed trip to the national tournament on the line. All games will be played at Franklin Field.
The Quakers earned the right to host for the fourth year in a row after earning their seventh consecutive Ivy League title with a 7-0 mark in conference play. Penn is one of two Ivy League programs to have qualified for all four Ivy League Tournaments, Dartmouth the other. So far, in three previous Tournaments, there have been three different winners: Penn (2010), Princeton (2011) and Dartmouth (2012).
Ticket prices are as follows:
Session I (Friday)
Adults: $15 Students (18 and under): $10
Session II (Sunday)
Adults: $10 Students (18 and under): $5
All-Session Passes (Friday and Sunday)
Adults: $20 Students (18 and under): $10
Please Note: All college students will be admitted free with valid school ID.
Five of the six games played between the four teams meeting for the Ivy League Tournament title during the regular season were decided by two goals or less, setting up for a weekend of exciting action. In the most recent RPI released this week, the four teams are ranked No. 19-22, each angling for improved at-large status for the first year of the 24-team NCAA Tournament. Only Princeton (No. 15) and Penn (No. 16) are ranked this week in the IWLCA Coaches Poll.
All three games of the 2013 Ivy League Tournament will be streamed live at IvyLeagueSports.com.