Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinals Preview

Navy's John Connors

April 22, 2014

Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Championship Central | Patriot League Network

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The expanded Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Tournament has an extra round in 2014 as Bucknell, Colgate, Lehigh and Navy will play quarterfinal round matches on Tuesday for the right to join No. 1 seed Loyola University Maryland and No. 2 Army in the semifinals at the Ridley Athletic Complex on Friday.

The quarterfinal round of the tournament will be available live Tuesday on the Patriot League Network and CBS Sports Network providing the broadcast for the semifinals and championship.

Action will start off at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Hamilton, N.Y. with fourth-seed Colgate (8-5, 4-4) hosting Bucknell (7-7, 4-4). The Raiders earned the right to host the quarterfinal contest on the strength of a 9-8 win over the Bison on March 1.

The regular season contest featured five ties before Colgate finally netted the game-winner on Kevin Adams' second goal of the day with 4:26 remaining. Six different Raiders players scored in the game and Todd Heritage kept the Bison competitive with a hat trick.

The other quarterfinal matchup features No.3 Lehigh (11-4, 6-2) against No.6 Navy (4-8, 3-5). The Mountain Hawks won the previous meeting on March 15 by a 13-2 score behind five goals from junior attackman Dan Taylor.

The winners of Tuesday's contests will head to Baltimore, Md. for the semifinals. The 4:30 p.m. game on Friday will feature host Loyola against the highest remaining seed while Army awaits the lowest remaining seed in the 7:30 p.m. nightcap.

Sunday's Patriot League Championship will be played at 1 p.m. with the winner receiving an automatic bid in to the NCAA Tournament field. Tickets for the Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Championships can be purchased at



For more information, visit Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Championship Central.