Mercyhurst men’s lacrosse team has a lot riding on this weekend’s ECAC Division II Lacrosse League championships.
The Lakers, 14-0 and ranked No. 1 in the USILA’s national ranking, can lock up a top seed in the South Region and home-field advantage through the first two rounds of the NCAA Division II playoffs by winning the ECAC finals at Tullio Field. The Lakers play Wheeling Jesuit today in an 11 a.m. semifinal. No. 2 Seton Hill takes on No. 3 Lake Erie today at 2 p.m., with the winners advancing to Sunday’s championship game at noon at Tullio Field.
Check out Victor Fernandes’ preview for the Lakers here.
UPDATE: Mercyhurst beat Wheeling Jesuit 14-3 Friday to advance to Sunday’s ECAC championship game. Jake McAndrew and Brady Heseltine had four goals apiece to pace the Lakers.
UPDATE 2: Mercyhurst (16-0) beat Lake Erie 13-7 Sunday to win the first ECAC title. The Lakers also learned that they will host Lake Erie in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals Saturday at a time to be determined.