PHILADELPHIA--Despite a No. 1 ranking in both polls, the Quaker women's lacrosse team drew the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. The team will host Colgate, Sunday, May 11 at Franklin Field. Game time is set for 1 p.m.
"We're very excited to be in the tournament, and to be in the top four and be at home for the first two rounds," said Head Coach Karin Brower. "I think we need to just take this one game at a time like we have all season."
This is the second consecutive appearance for Penn in the NCAA tournament. After winning the 2007 Ivy League title, the Quakers went on the defeat Boston University and Maryland to advance to the Final Four. They were defeated by the eventual national champion Northwestern in the semifinal.
The Quakers have played Colgate twice, but not since 1978. Penn holds a slight advantage in the series at 1-0-1. Members of the Red and Blue will see a familiar face on the the opposing sideline, former Penn laxer Karrie Moore is an assistant for the Raiders. The 2008 Patriot League Champion, Colgate is 11-9 this season and led by Brie Moran and Meghan Lawler with 53 points each. The Raiders have a porous defense allowing 13.20 goals per game. By comparison, Penn has held opponents to 6.00 goals per game while scoring 10.40 on average.
"I think it will be fun to play Colgate who is coached by one of our former players Karrie Moore as I'm sure it will be mixed emotions for her," Brower.
The Penn Sports Network will present a live streaming play-by-play video broadcast of the contest free of charge on PennAthletics.com.
Tickets are $8 for Adults and $5 for Students and will be available the day of the game or in advance by calling 215-898-6151.