USD Earns Trip to La Costa Canyon for SLC Championships

The University of San Diego advanced to the semi-finals of the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference Division 2 Championships with a convincing 25-8 win over Biola on Saturday.  The Toreros will have somewhat of a home field advantage when they take on Cal State Fullerton at 3:15 at La Costa Canyon this Saturday .

The SLC tournament begins Friday at LCC  Carlsbad, Calif., and runs through Sunday when a champion will be crowned in Divisions 1 and 2.

Northern Arizona dropped Cal State San Marcos in the other first round Division II game, 19-10, setting up a matchup against last year’s national runner-up, Concordia-Irvine.

In Division I, UC Santa Barbara fought off a fearless UNLV squad to advance to the semis where the Gauchos will meet defending national champion Grand Canyon. Arizona State pitched a shutout against USC to earn a date with undefeated and top-ranked Chapman in the other semi.

The champions in both divisions will receive an automatic bid to the 2016 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, which runs from May 9-14 in Orange County, Calif.

Visit the SLC Tournament website for information about purchasing tickets for the weekend. All four of the semifinals and both championship games will be streamed live via the SLC’s YouTube page.

First Round Results
Division I – Sunday, April 24
#2N UC Santa Barbara d. #3S UNLV, 13-12
#2S Arizona State d. #3N USC, 16-0

Division II – Saturday, April 23
#2N Northern Arizona d. #3S Cal State San Marcos, 19-10
#2S San Diego d. #3N Biola, 27-8

Friday, April 29 – Semifinals – Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon)
Division I
#2S Arizona State vs. #1N Chapman, 4:30 p.m.
#2N UC Santa Barbara vs. #1S Grand Canyon, 7:15 p.m. (or 45 minutes after first game)

Saturday, April 30 – Semifinals – Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon)
Division II
#2N Northern Arizona vs. #1S Concordia-Irvine, 12:30 p.m.
#2S San Diego vs. #1N Cal State Fullerton, 3:15 p.m. (or 45 minutes after first game)

Sunday, May 1 – Finals – Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon)
Division I
Semifinal winners, 1:45 p.m.

Source: SLC Narrows Down to Semifinals