April 24, 2013

Men's Lacrosse receives first round bye as CCC Tournament's top seed

Release courtesy of Shannon O'Brien, CCC Assistant Commissioner

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Endicott has earned the top seed for the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's lacrosse championship, which begins with quarterfinal round games on Saturday, April 27.

The Gulls (12-5 overall) claimed the top seed in the conference tournament after posting a 7-1 record in CCC play.  Top-seeded Endicott and second-seeded Western New England University  (9-6 overall, 7-1 CCC) will receive byes in the tournament's quarterfinal round.

With Endicott and Western New England posting identical 7-1 conference records, CCC tiebreaking procedures were used to determine the top seed.  Endicott was awarded the number one seed by virtue of a 13-12 victory over WNE on April 24th.

Two quarterfinal matches will be played on Saturday, April 27th.  Third-seeded Roger Williams University (8-6, 6-2) will host sixth-seeded Wentworth Institute of Technology (10-5, 3-5) at 1:00 p.m. in Bristol, R.I., while fourth-seeded University of New England (12-4, 6-2) will host fifth-seeded Salve Regina University (7-9, 4-4) at 1:00 p.m. in Biddeford, Maine.

Winners of the two quarterfinal matches will advance to the semifinal round on Wednesday, May 1st.  Top-seeded Endicott will host the winner of the UNE vs. Salve Regina quarterfinal, while second-seeded Western New England will host the winner of the Roger Williams vs. Wentworth quarterfinal.  Both semifinal matches are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.

In addition to determining the top seed, CCC tiebreaking procedures were used to determine the number three seed, as both Roger Williams and University of New England compiled identical 6-2 conference records.  RWU received the number three seed based on a 12-6 victory over UNE on March 30. 

Tournament action culminates with the CCC championship game on Saturday, May 4th at 1:00 p.m. The CCC tournament champion will earn an automatic berth in the upcoming 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship.

The complete tournament schedule appears below.  All times are tentative and subject to change.

2013 CCC MEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

 Quarterfinals • Saturday, April 27th
#6 Wentworth at #3 Roger Williams, 1:00 p.m.
#5 Salve Regina at #4 University of New England, 1:00 p.m. 

Semifinals • Wednesday, May 1st
#4/5 winner at #1 Endicott, 4:00 p.m.
#3/6 winner at #2 Western New England, 4:00 p.m.

Championship Match • Saturday, May 4th
Semifinal Winners (at higher seed), 1:00 p.m.

Note: All match times tentative and subject to change due to possible men's/women's doubleheaders and other factors.