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8-0 in GNAC play
WINTHROP, Mass. – With the 2019 regular season coming to a close on Tuesday evening, Lasell College has completed its league slate with a perfect 8-0 mark entering the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men's Lacrosse Tournament, which commences this Saturday, April 27 at the top-four seeds.
Lasell won its 13th straight overall on Tuesday evening with a 14-4 victory over defending GNAC champion Johnson & Wales University (RI). The Lasers, who won the 2017 GNAC Championship under fourth-year head coach Bill Mason, will begin their quest for a second-ever conference crown this Saturday when they host eighth-seeded Albertus Magnus College at 4:00 PM.
Norwich University (7-1 GNAC) defeated Saint Joseph's College of Maine (6-2 GNAC) on Tuesday on the road, 12-8, to cement the No. 2 seed, with SJC earning the No. 3 seed. The Cadets will host seventh-seeded Emmanuel College (3-5 GNAC) on Saturday at 1:00 PM, with the Monks hosting sixth-seeded JWU (3-5 GNAC), also at 1:00 PM.
Fourth-seeded Rivier University (5-3 GNAC) handled Regis College in its regular-season finale, 15-10, while Anna Maria College (3-5 GNAC) nailed down the No. 5 seed via tiebreak over JWU and Emmanuel after topping Albertus Magnus (1-7 GNAC), 18-4, on Tuesday night. Riv will host the AMCATS on Saturday at 7:00 PM under the lights.
Saturday, April 27 - Quarterfinals
Game 1: #8 Albertus Magnus at #1 Lasell - 4:00 PM
Game 2: #5 Anna Maria at #4 Rivier - 7:00 PM
Game 3: #6 JWU at #3 Saint Joseph's Maine - 1:00 PM
Game 4: #7 Emmanuel at #2 Norwich - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 30 - Semifinals (at higher seeds)
Game 5: 4/5 winner vs. 1/8 winner
Game 6: 3/6 winner vs. 2/7 winner
Saturday, May 4 - Championship
Game 7: at highest remaining seed
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 13 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Founded in 1995, the GNAC annually sponsors and administers 20 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunity and community involvement in an effort to enhance the student-athlete experience.
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