No. 2 Army To Face No. 3 Lehigh In Patriot League Semifinal Friday

Senior David Tarsa scored in Army's first meeting vs. Lehigh.

Senior David Tarsa scored in Army's first meeting vs. Lehigh.

April 22, 2014

WEST POINT, N.Y. – After earning bye into the Patriot League Championship semifinal round, second-seeded Army learned it will face No. 3 Lehigh on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at No. 1 Loyola’s Ridley Athletic Complex. The Mountain Hawks downed No. 6 Navy, 10-6, to advance to Friday’s semifinal game.

Regular-season champion Loyola hosts No. 4 Colgate, which outlasted No. 5 Bucknell (10-9) in double-overtime Tuesday night, in Friday’s first semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Friday’s winners will advance to the Patriot League Championship on Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m. All three games will air live on CBS Sports Network. The team to emerge will earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

In a game that marked the start of Army’s current five-game win streak, the Black Knights defeated Lehigh 6-5 on March 22 at West Point.

Army enters the weekend ranked No. 14 in the Warrior Media Poll and No. 15 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches Poll. The Mountain Hawks landed 18th in both national polls on Monday.

Tickets for this weekend’s games are on sale now at www.LoyolaGreyhounds.com/tickets.  Fans can purchase a $20 package for adults, which includes admission to all three games. Tickets for the individual days are also available.

Fans unable to make the trip to Baltimore, Md., can watch the games live on CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan (play-by-play) and Evan Washburn (color analyst) on the call. The Army Sports Network will be broadcast live online (audio only) through www.goARMYsports.com, as well as on the radio via 1390 WEOK-AM, 1340 WALL-AM throughout the Hudson Valley and 92.5 WBLR-FM in Watertown, N.Y. (Fort Drum). GameTracker links will be made available on the men’s lacrosse schedule page of www.goARMYsports.com, and periodic Twitter updates can be followed @Army_Lacrosse.

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