Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Men's Lax Club Going to Nationals

The Virginia Tech men's lacrosse club team, which was profiled here April 17, has been given an at-large selection to the MCLA national tournament.

The Hokies (14-2) will travel to Dallas, Texas, for nationals May 13-17. They have been given the No. 10 seed in the tournament and will face No. 7 Colorado State at 7 p.m. CDT May 13 at the Ross Stewart Soccer Complex in Farmers Branch, Texas. CSU was the No. 2 seed in last year's tournament and made it to the semifinals before falling to Oregon. This year, the Rams went 10-5 in the regular season.

Tech would face the winner of No. 2 Chapman (Calif.) and No. 15 Florida at 7 p.m. May 14 with a win over CSU. A loss would send the Hokies to the consolation bracket, where they would be guaranteed two more games.

The semifinals and final will be held at Texas Stadium in Irving, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The semis will be at 5 and 8 p.m. May 16 and the championship will be at 7 p.m. May 17.

Congratulations to Coach Joel Nachlas and the Hokies and good luck in Big D.

Boston College and Florida State were also selected to the MCLA tournament field. With the four ACC teams in the NCAA Tournament, this makes seven ACC schools whose lacrosse teams made it to their respective postseason tournaments.

MCLA National Tournament

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