Cardinals Open 11th NCAA Tournament Against Albion in Ohio

Cardinals Open 11th NCAA Tournament Against Albion in Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Catholic University women's lacrosse team will open its 11th NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse appearance on the road against Albion on Saturday, May 11 in Alliance, Ohio with host Mount Union awaiting the winner in the second round on Sunday, May 12.

The Cardinals (14-4) have never faced Albion their 22-year history, but are 1-0 against Mount Union, defeating the Purple Raiders 21-8 in the third round of the NCAA tournament at SUNY Cortland on May 16, 2015.

Catholic will play Albion at 1 p.m., on Saturday at Mount Union Stadium. The winner will take on Mount Union on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Ticket prices for this weekend's games are $6 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and $2 for children ages 3-12.

Catholic is 15-10 in its previous 10 NCAA appearances, having won at least one game each year. The team is 6-0 in the first round, including 1-0 at neutral sites after a 23-10 win versus Johnson & Wales at Rowan a year ago. The Cardinals advanced to the national quarterfinals in 2016 after wins over Messiah and Springfield.

The Cards have accounted for 11 of the Landmark Conference's 12 NCAA tournament berths with Susquehanna earning the other one in 2013.

Albion (14-4) was the champion of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and recipient of the league's automatic bid. The Britons are making their second appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship and first since 2015. They finished 7-1 in the MIAA, defeating Hope in the championship game on Saturday.

Mount Union (17-1) was the winner of the Ohio Athletic Conference for the sixth consecutive year while finishing league play unbeaten for the second-straight. The Purple Raiders began playing women's lacrosse in 2013 and are 4-5 in five previous NCAA tournament appearances.