Date: May 3, 1998
Contact: Brian Logue (540) 463-8676
Release: Upon Receipt

Washington and Lee University has been selected to participate in the 1998 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament. The Generals will host Denison (Ohio) University in a first round game on Wednesday, May 6 at 1:00 pm on Wilson Field.

Tickets for the contest will go on sale at noon on Tuesday, May 5 in the W&L athletic department offices and at other locations around campus. Ticket prices will be $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children 12 and under.

Washington and Lee defeated VMI 17-10 on Saturday to complete the regular season with a 12-2 record. The Generals were ranked fourth in the latest STX/USILA Division III poll and will be making their first NCAA appearance since 1993 when they suffered an 8-7 loss at Ohio Wesleyan University in the quarterfinals.

Denison finished the regular season with a record of 7-5 after falling 10-9 in overtime to second-ranked Salisbury State on Saturday. Four of Denison's losses came by a single goal to teams that have also been selected for the tourney. This is the third straight appearance for the Big Red in the NCAA tourney.

The complete tournament schedule follows


First Round, Wednesday, May 6
Denison (Ohio) University at Washington and Lee University
Middlebury (Vt.) College at Ithaca (N.Y.) College
Washington (Md.) College at Roanoke (Va.) College
Cortland State (N.Y.) at Gettysburg (Pa.) College

Quarterfinals, Saturday, May 9
Ohio Wesleyan University at W&L/Denison winner
Ithaca/Middlebury winner at Nazareth (N.Y.) College
Roanoke/Washington winner at Hampden-Sydney (Va.) College
Gettysburg/Cortland winner at Salisbury State (Md.) College

Semifinals, Saturday, May 16: At campus sites

Final, Sunday, May 24: at Rutgers, 1:00 pm

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