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Florida is the No. 3 seed for the 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Championships

Sunday May 4, 2014Florida No. 4 Seed for 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Championship; Will Host Opening Rounds

GAINESVILLE, Fla.

Florida is the No. 3 seed for the 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Championships

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida lacrosse team enters the 2014 NCAA Championships as the No. 4 seed. The 26-team field was revealed Sunday evening on NCAA.com. Florida (17-2) will host Denver (18-1) and Jacksonville (14-5) in the first and second rounds on May 9 and 11 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

 

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Gainesville site:

 

May 9

Denver versus Jacksonville

May 11

Florida versus Denver/JU winner

All matches played at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium

Complete NCAA bracket

 

 

 

NCAA Lacrosse First & Second Round Ticket Information

Adults:

$5.00

Children 12 & under:

$3.00

Senior Citizens:

$3.00

 

 

The first 200 UF students to arrive to the games are admitted free.

 

Find more information, visit the Gator Ticket Office site or by calling 1-800-34-GATOR from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

The Gators advanced to the NCAA Championships after winning the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament earlier today to take the league’s automatic bid. Florida received a first-round bye and will face the winner of the game between Denver and Jacksonville on May 11.

 

This will be the fourth-straight year UF will host a portion of the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Championships’ top six seeds receive first round-byes to automatically advance to the second round.

 

Maryland (19-1) earns the No. 1 seed, with Syracuse (17-2) taking the No. 2 seed. Defending NCAA champion North Carolina (14-4) enters as the No. 3 seed. Northwestern and Virginia earn the final two byes of the tournament as the five and six seeds, respectively.

 

Both teams heading to Gainesville received automatic berths in this season NCAA Championships’ field. Jacksonville won the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament with an 18-4 win over Detroit. Denver claimed the first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) automatic berth with a 14-11 win over Stanford in the tournament finale.

 

Florida has a 5-0 record against Jacksonville, including a 21-5 victory earlier this season. This will be the second consecutive year Denver will play NCAA action in Gainesville. In 2013, Denver opened NCAA play with a 14-7 win over Jacksonville and lost 16-5 to Florida in the second round.

 

Tickets for NCAA First and Second Round action are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and senior citizens (age 55 and older). Purchase tickets at the Gator Ticket Office beginning Monday morning.

 

Find more information from the Gator Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-34-GATOR from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Check back to GatorZone.com for updated information on the Gainesville NCAA first and second rounds.

 

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