Women's lacrosse back in NCAA tournament, play next Sunday

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College, the fifth-ranked and New England Small College Athletic Conference champions, received an opening round bye and will begin NCAA Division III Tournament play next Sunday in the second round

The Mules will travel to Middlebury College for the second weekend in a row. The Panthers and Plymouth State play an opening round game Saturday. Colby will face the winner of that game on Sunday.
 

Should the Mules advance past the second round, Colby will play the winner of the Denison College/Brockport State game in the third round.

The Mules (15-3 overall) will be making their ninth appearance in the NCAA tourney. Colby has made the national quarterfinals four times. 
 

Colby received an automatic bid to the national tourney after Sunday's 13-9 win over Trinity College in the NESCAC championship game. 

Colby's favorite number was 20 on Sunday. The Mules won their 20th NESCAC playoff game after No. 20 Emilie Klein led the way with four goals. The upcoming NCAA game will be the 20th in school history, with the Mules holding an 11-8 record.
 

Besides Colby and Middlebury, the NESCAC has Trinity, Hamilton College, and Wesleyan University heading to the national tourney.

 

COLBY'S NCAA APPEARANCES

2006

Plymouth State, 21-5 win, first round

Bowdoin, 11-8 loss, second round

2008

Eastern Connecticut, 19-3 win, first round

Hamilton, 13-6 loss, second round

2009

Middlebury, 9-3 loss, second round

2010

Southern Maine, 16-5 win, first round

Cortland, 10-9 win, second round

Hamilton, 14-9 loss, quarterfinal

2011

Norwich, 17-4 win, first round

Hamilton, 6-5 win, second round

Cortland, 15-4 loss, quarterfinal

2012

Endicott, 21-5 win, first round

Messiah, 16-5 win, second round

Trinity, 7-5 loss, quarterfinal

2013

Lasell, 19-3 win, first round

College of New Jersey, 11-9 loss, second round

2014

Plymouth State, 16-5 win, first round

Williams, 8-6 win, second round

Cortland, 16-7 loss, quarterfinal