Women's Lacrosse is Outright Ivy Champs; Set to Host Ivy Tourney

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Settled into Durham, N.C. for its game with No. 7 Duke on Saturday, No. 10 Penn watched as Harvard and Dartmouth settled out the Ivy League Tournament location. Already locked in at 6-1 inside the Ivy League, the Quakers watched as the Crimson knocked off the No. 11-Big Green, 7-5, in Cambridge to give Penn outright possession of the Ivy League regular season championship. Already assured of an eighth Ancient Eight crown, the Quakers picked up their fifth outright crown, both third all-time by Ivy programs.

The latest addition to head coach Karin Brower Corbett and her team's trophy case makes Penn the host once again for next week's Ivy League Tournament. All three incarnations of the tournament to decide the Ivy's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships have gone through West Philadelphia, but the site for this year's event is not yet finalized.

Penn's campus will be busy that weekend as the Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held at Franklin Field on Saturday and Sunday. With the Women's Lacrosse Tournament scheduled for semifinals on Friday and the championship game on Sunday, final logistics are being worked out. Stay tuned to PennAthletics.com and @PennAthletics on Twitter for more information.

One logistic firmed up for next weekend are the semifinal pairings. The Quakers, as top seed, will play fourth-seeded Cornell. The Red and Blue were victorious in Ithaca this season, 11-10. In the other semifinal, Harvard will play Dartmouth.

Before the Quakers can focus on the postseason, the 2012 regular season will conclude with a game at the seventh-ranked Blue Devils. The two teams met twice in 2011, with Penn registering a 13-10 win at Drexel's Vidas Field before Duke exacted revenge with a 12-9 win the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Blue Devils are 10-6 overall and have lost four of their last six games after a 10-2 start. Freshman Kerrin Maurer leads the team in scoring with 48 points, split evenly between goals and assists. Emma Hamm has 81 draw controls, a new single-season record for the Blue Devils, to go with 34 points.