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Tournament Field Set for America East Men's Lacrosse Championships at UMBC; First 100 UMBC Students Admitted Free for Thursday Semifinal
The Bearcats (4-7, 2-3 America East), who won two of their final three conference games to make the tournament, will face top-seeded UMBC in the second seminfinal on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The first 100 UMBC students (w/I.D.) will be admitted free of charge. The Retrievers (10-3, 5-0 America East) have won a program-record nine straight games and are the fifth-ranked team in the country.
No. 2 Albany (7-7, 4-1 America East) will take on No. 3 Stony Brook (7-6, 3-2 America East) in the first semifinal at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The championship game will be played on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship. The game will be video streamed by Pack Network and available free of charge at AmericaEast.com.
Tickets for the tournament are on sale now and available through the UMBC Retrievers Ticket Center. All-session passes for adults will be $15, while all-session tickets for youths 14 and under and America East students with a valid ID will be sold for $4. Individual tickets will be $8 for adults and $2 for youths and America East students.
2008 America East Men's Lacrosse Championship
Semifinals - Thursday, May 1
Game 1: No. 3 Stony Brook vs No. 2 Albany, 4 p.m.
Game 2: No. 4 Binghamton at No. 1 UMBC, 7:30 p.m.
Final - Saturday, May 3
Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2, 7:30 p.m.