Colorado College Earns NCAA Men's Lacrosse At-Large Bid

Colorado College Earns NCAA Men's Lacrosse At-Large Bid

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(Portions of this story courtesy of Colorado College)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - 
Colorado College earned its second consecutive berth in the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship and will travel to No. 14 Amherst College for a first-round matchup on Wednesday, May 7. Printable Bracket | Interactive Bracket

The starting time will be announced on Monday.

CC, which improved to 10-5 with an 11-10 overtime victory against Whittier College on Friday night, earned one of the 10 at-large selections in the 30-team field. The Tigers are making their third appearance in the national tournament in the last four years.

Colorado College won its fourth Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in five years with a 13-7 victory at Southwestern University a week ago Saturday. 

Amherst (12-4) also earned an at-large berth after falling 20-13 to Tufts University in the NESCAC championship game. 

The winner of Wednesday's contest advances to face No. 1 RIT (18-0) in the second round on Saturday.

The Tigers are 3-4 on the road this season, with three of the losses occurring against NCAA Tournament teams during the opening month of the season. Since then, Colorado College has won seven of eight games.

Amherst is 5-0 at home in 2014 and is 8-2 in its last 10 games overall, with both losses coming against Tufts.

The national quarterfinals will be played on Wednesday, May 14, with the semifinals occurring four days later at campus sites.

The Division III national championship game is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., and shown via web stream on NCAA.com.

Colorado College drew first round host and eighth-ranked Roanoke College (Va.). The Maroons, with a record of 14-3, earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's automatic bid into the NCAA field. Roanoke finished the regular season with a perfect 7-0 mark in a very tough ODAC.

The winner of the Colorado College/Roanoke matchup will advance to the second round where the Tigers or Maroons will meet the winner of the Gettysburg College (Pa.)/University of Scranton (Pa.) first round contest.

The Bullets (11-6) , runner up in the Centennial Conference and the 13th-ranked team in the nation, will host Scranton (9-7). The Royals won the Landmark Conference championship and automatic NCAA bid.

Colorado College, along with RIT (17-0), are the only two teams in the field of 26 that finished the regular season with an undefeated record.

First round matchups begin May 11 followed by the second round on Sunday, May 14. The quarterfinals start Wednesday, May 18 with the semifinals beginning on Sunday, May 22. The championship game will be played Sunday, May 29 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.