After winning their conference tournaments on Saturday, the SUNY Cortland Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams have learned of their first matchups in the 2014 NCAA tournaments. The Men will host undefeated Keuka College, champions of the NEAC (North Eastern Athletic Conference) on Wednesday at the stadium complex. Meanwhile, the Women will await the winner of the Mount Union/Keuka College game on Saturday in a second round game at home.
The Syracuse Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams are both # 2 seeds in their NCAA tournaments. The Men will host the winner of a game between Siena and Bentley on Sunday night at the dome, with either Cornell or Maryland looming in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the Women get the winner of a game between Towson and Stony Brook Sunday. The # 2 seed is the highest NCAA seeding for the Orange women in program history.
In Baseball, SUNY Cortland wrapped up their fourth consecutive, and 32nd overall, SUNYAC tournament title with a 12-5 win over The College at Brockport yesterday, scoring seven times in the first inning and cruising to the win. The 30-8 Red Dragons await their fate in the NCAA Tournament next Sunday. Incidentally, the D-3 regional that was to take place in Auburn has to be moved because a newly-laid field at Falcon Park will not be ready for play. A new location has yet to be determined.
The TC3 Baseball team split a pair of games yesterday Finger Lakes Community College. The Panthers fell in Game 7-5, despite a 2-3 day from McGraw alum Aaron Hitt, including a double. The Panthers won Game 2 by a score of 5-4. Groton grad Brandon Pollack worked out a walk which led to the game-winning sacrifice fly.
Meanwhile, the TC3 Softball team played their way into the playoffs with a sweep of a doubleheader against SUNY Delhi yesterday. The Panthers won Game 1 by an 11-1 score. Groton alum Ruthanne Forehand was the winning pitcher, and went 3-3 at the plate, cracking two doubles and scoring three times. Whitney Point alum Kaitlyn Edsall went 3-4 for four RBIs, Lansing Grad Taylor Policay went 4-4 with a double and Ithaca grad Angela Everhart chipping in with a 2-4 day, including a home run. TC3 won the second game 9-7 as well. The Panthers are the 8th seed in the upcoming playoffs and will travel to top seed Corning Community College on Wednesday.