>The college season is winding down which means that the national championships are up for grabs. The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association Division 1 semi final and championship & Division 2 championship will be televised on Fox College Sports Atlantic this year. The D1 semis will be aired on Friday, May 15 at 6 pm & 9 pm (Iowa time). The championship will be aired live on Saturday, May 16 with the D2 game at 5 pm and the D1 game at 8 pm (Iowa time). Mediacom will feature the games on channel 172 in the Des Moines area.
Division 1 bracket
Round One: #1 Michigan defeated #16 Texas; #9 Sonoma State defeated #8 Lindenwood; #5 Colorado defeated #12 California Santa Barbara; #Minn-Duluth defeated #13 Boston College; #3 Chapman defeated #14 Colorado State; #6 Simon Fraser defeated #11 Virginia Tech; #10 Florida State defeated #7 Cal Poly; #2 BYU defeated #15 Oregon
Round Two: Michigan defeated Sonoma State; Colorado defeated Minn-Duluth; Chapman defeated Simon Fraser; BYU defeated FSU
6 pm: The #2 seed BYU (18-3) takes on the #3 seed Chapman (15-2). Each team previously lost to Michigan this season by scores of 14-11 and 13-10, respectively. BYU also lost to Colorado (10-8) and Simon Fraser (17-14); Chapman beat SF twice this season including a 15-14 win last night. In this tight match up, I’d have to say that the advantage goes to BYU. To start the season, they defeated Air Force (NCAA D1) 7-6 and lost a relatively close game to Denver (NCAA D1) 18-11. In this semifinal, the Cougars will beat the Panthers by two goals.
9 pm: Still undefeated reigning champions and #1 overall Michigan takes on a 15-6 Colorado sleeper team. With a score differential of 284-100 in 18 games, Michigan’s offense should utterly destroy Colorado. In their March 14 meeting, the maize and blue won by a huge margin (13-4). There is no reason to think that tomorrow night will be any different, especially when you compare Michigan’s 8 goal win over Minn-Duluth (18-10) vs Colorado’s three goal squeaker last night (13-10). In order to have a shot, Colorado needs to shut down Trevor Yealy and Peter Vasher. Good luck with that! Wolverines over Buffaloes by five plus.
Division 2 Bracket
Round One: #9 Western Oregon defeated #8 Southwestern; #5 Northern Colorado defeated #12 Stonehill; #6 Emory defeated #11 Cal State Fullerton; #7 Westminster defeated #10 Missouri State
Round Two: #1 Dayton defeated Western Oregon; #2 St Thomas defeated Westminster; #3 Davenport defeated Emory; #4 St Johns defeated Northern Colorado
*MVC Schools without MCLA lacrosse: Drake, UNI, Bradley, Evansville, Indiana State, Southern Illinois, Wichita State
**Big 10 Schools without MCLA lacrosse: Penn State (NCAA), Ohio State (NCAA), Wisconsin (GLLL), Northwestern (GLLL)