UNC Women’s Lacrosse Grabs No. 3 NCAA Seed
Defending NCAA champion North Carolina is the No. 3 seed in the 2014 NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament and will host a second-round game against either Georgetown or Johns Hopkins on Sunday May 11 at 1 p.m. in Chapel Hill.
Georgetown and Johns Hopkins will meet in a first-round game at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill on Friday at 5 p.m., and the winner will advance to face the Tar Heels on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. The winner of that second-round game on Sunday will move on to face either No. 6 seed Virginia or unseeded Penn State or Princeton the following weekend.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to compete in the NCAA Tournament,” head coach Jenny Levysaid on Sunday night. “As always, nothing is given or easy in this tournament. We feel like our team was rewarded for our body of work for the entire year. Georgetown and Johns Hopkins are both very worthy opponents, and we’re excited to get going, get focused and continue our season.”
The Tar Heels earn an NCAA Tournament bid for the 10th consecutive year and the 16th time overall.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Advance tickets will be on sale at the GoHeels.com Ticket Center.
Six of the top eight NCAA seeds are Atlantic Coast Conference teams. Maryland is the No. 1 overall seed, followed by No. 2 seed Syracuse and No. 3 seed UNC. Florida is the No. 4 seed, Northwestern is No. 5, Virginia is No. 6, Boston College is No. 7 and Notre Dame is No. 8.
UNC is a top-five seed for the sixth year in a row and is the No. 3 seed for the fifth time in six years (2009-2010-2011-2013-2014).
Carolina is making its 16th NCAA Tournament appearance in 19 years as a varsity program. The Tar Heels are 21-14 in NCAA Tournament games and have made seven semifinal appearances (1997, 1998, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013), including four in the last five years. The Tar Heels won their first national title last year in Villanova, Pa., with a triple-overtime win over Maryland.
The 2014 NCAA semifinals and national championship game will be played on May 23 and 25 in Towson, Md.