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The hot team in Washington College’s post-season right now is men’s lacrosse. While the sailing team and women’s rowing await their chance to compete in their national championships several weeks from now, the Shoremen laxers are one step closer to the NCAA Division III championship after a thrilling 12-11 quarterfinal win over fifth-ranked Stevenson Wednesday night at Mustang Stadium.
Now, the fifth-ranked WC team travels to rival Salisbury University for a semi-final game on Sunday to take on the top-seeded team. Salisbury beat Denison Wednesday night 15-5 to advance.
Opening face-off is set for 7:00 p.m. at Sea Gull Stadium. Click here for directions.
Meantime, the WC women’s rowing team will head to Indianapolis in late May to compete in the NCAA Division III Championship regatta, after the Shorewomen won their second consecutive Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference title. The men’s team also repeated as MARC champions.
The WC sailing team also earned a trip to its national championship after an eighth-place finish at the America Trophy (the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s spring co-ed championship). Ryan Bailey ’16 earned Shoreman of the Week honors after his strong performance in the B division, finishing in the top five in nine of the division’s 16 races and anchoring WC’s final result. The team will compete at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in June at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s co-ed national championship regatta.
In other post-season competition, the women’s lacrosse team lost to Franklin & Marshall in a Centennial Conference tournament semifinal last weekend. The score was tied at 11-11 until the last 3:57 when F&M scored two goals back-to-back, ending the Shorewomen’s season at 11-5.
In softball, WC lost two heartbreakers, 2-1 and 2-1, to Muhlenberg and McDaniel during the first day of double-elimination Centennial tournament action. The Shorewomen, who won the 2013 tournament to claim their first-ever conference title, finish their season 26-13-1.
Finally, the WC men’s tennis team earned a slot in the Centennial Conference Men’s Tennis tournament but fell to fourth-seeded Franklin & Marshall in the first round. The Shoremen finished the season at 8-9.