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.
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)
#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)
#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)
Semifinal winners, 1:45 p.m.
Source: SLC Narrows Down to Semifinals