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Penn to Host Boston U. in NCAA WLAX First Round

Monday, May 10, 2010


2010 Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Bracket

Courtesy of Penn Athletic Communications

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- For the fourth year in a row, Penn's women's lacrosse team earned the Ivy League's automatic bid to the NCAA Divsion I Women's Lacrosse Championship. On Sunday night, the Quakers found out their first round opponent, and it is a familiar one - Boston University. The game will be Saturday, May 15 at Immaculata University's Draper Walsh Stadium at 1 p.m.

"The NCAA Tournament is a brand new season and every team is a good one," head coach Karin Brower Corbett said after the selections were announced. "Boston University is a strong team, led by a great coach and we need to be prepared for that first game."

The Red and Blue, who enter the tournament as the No. 8 seed, will be playing the Terriers for the third time in the NCAA Championships. In the 2007 first round, Penn downed BU by an 11-5 score. In 2008, the two squads met in the quarterfinals with the Quakers scored an 8-5 win.

"For the seniors, this is a similar route as their first trip to the NCAA Tournament," Corbett said. "In 2007, we had B.U. in the first round and then we played Maryland in the second round, who is a potential opponent if we advance."

Penn enters the NCAA Tournament with a 14-3 record. The Quakers won their fourth-straight Ivy League championship with a 7-0 record in Ancient Eight play and followed that up with the first-ever Ivy League Tournament championship.

The Terriers, winners of six America East titles in a row, enter the NCAA Tournament with an 11-8 record. Boston University entered the America East playoffs as the second seed and defeated third-seeded New Hampshire in the first round before holding off fourth-seeded Albany in the final.