November 5, 2012

Cardinals headed to Lynchburg for NCAA Tournament 1st Round

WASHINGTON – The Landmark Conference champion CUA field hockey team learned its NCAA Tournament fate early Monday morning, and in a rematch of last year's NCAA second round game, the Cardinals will travel to face Lynchburg College.  The game will take place on Wednesday, November 7 with the winner moving on to face Messiah College in the regional round this weekend.

CUA won its second straight Landmark Conference title on Sunday, downing Drew 3-2 inside Cardinal Stadium.  The Cards jumped out to a 1-0 lead before the Rangers tied the game, but CUA scored the next two and held on to win the championship.

Lynchburg enters the tournament with a record of 17-3 and is currently ranked 17th in the country.  The Hornets won their seventh ODAC title on Saturday, downing Randolph-Macon 3-0.

The Cardinals and Hornets met last year on the campus of The College of New Jersey in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, with Lynchburg claiming a 2-0 win.

Start time on Wednesday is set for 5 p.m.

Lynchburg will offer live video and stats of Wednesday's contest.

For the complete NCAA Tournament bracket, click here.

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