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The Journal Gazette

Friday, May 11, 2018 5:40 pm

Tech women's lacrosse advances to NAIA title game

JOURNAL GAZETTE

The No. 3-ranked and No. 3-seeded Indiana Tech women’s lacrosse team defeated the No. 2-seeded and No. 2-ranked University of the Cumberlands, 17-8, in the semifinals of the NAIA National Invitational on Friday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to advance to the championship game for the first time in program history.

It will be the Warriors' first trip to the national title game since the 2012 season when they made their second of back-to-back trips to the National Women’s Lacrosse League (NWLL) National Tournament Finals. Tech’s lone national title came in the 2011 campaign, their second season as a program when they won the inaugural NWLL title.

McKenna Mesclier finished with a game-high six goals and six draw controls while Bailey Childs also had six draw controls and four assists. Sam Vikstrom caused four turnovers, picked up four ground balls and won four draws, while Scott had four goals. Sydney Davis made seven saves in the cage to pick up the win.

Tech (18-3) now awaits the winner of the other semifinal featuring No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Savannah College of Art and Design and No. 4-ranked and No. 4-seeded Lawrence Tech. Opening draw of the national title game is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday from the Aquinas College Athletic Field.