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NCAA BOUND - Men's Lacrosse To Host Western New England in NCAA First Round

Team Shot Men's Lacrosse Springfield, Mass. - May 4, 2014 - The Springfield College men's lacrosse team will host Western New England in the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship First Round on Wednesday, May 7.

Located just 2.5 miles apart, this marks the 23rd meeting between these two city rivals, with the Pride holding a 14-9 all time advantage.

Springfield, which was ranked 15th in the latest USILA National Coaches Poll, last hosted an NCAA game in 2010 when it defeated Widener, 7-1, in a first round contest.

The Pride, which is making its seventh-straight trip to the NCAA Championship, captured the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday after doubling up Babson, 12-6.

This season, Springfield has a 14-3 record, marking just the third time in the past 14 seasons that Springfield has reached the 14-win plateau. Western New England owns a 10-7 record and reached the NCAA Championship after knocking off Endicott in the CCC Tournament.

The winner of the Springfield/Western New England game will advance and travel to take on Cortland on Saturday, May 10.

Earlier this season, the Pride poured in five fourth-quarter goals to rally for a 9-7 victory over cross-town rival Western New England on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,500 fans at Stagg Field on March 8. It marked the third-straight season that Springfield has been the victor over the Golden Bears in this cross-town showdown.

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