May 8, 2001
AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst College athletic department has announced ticket prices and start times for this weekend's NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Regional Semifinals and Finals at Amherst, with a trip to next weekend's Final Four at Johns Hopkins University at stake.
Saturday afternoon's first semifinal, which features host Amherst College (14-2) and Wellesley College (14-3), champions of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), a rematch of the Jeffs' 17-8 victory in Amherst on April 12, will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Amherst's Hitchcock Field.
The second game of Saturday's lacrosse doubleheader, which pits the St. Mary's College of Maryland Seahawks (11-3) against the Bombers of Ithaca College (14-3), is set for a 3:00 p.m. start.
Saturday's two semifinal winners will meet in Sunday's regional championship at 1:00 p.m. on Hitchcock Field, with the winner of Sunday's game earning a trip to the national semifinals in Baltimore.
Ticket prices will be the same for all three games, with general admission tickets selling for $3, and tickets for children and students with valid institutional IDs selling for $1. Tickets are only available at the gates.
Members of the working media who would like to obtain credentials should contact Kevin Graber, Amherst's Sports Information Director, at 413/542-2390, before Friday, May 11.
For Amherst, St. Mary's and Wellesley, this is the third trip to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. Ithaca is making its fifth NCAA appearance.