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Game time, ticket prices announced for NCAA lacrosse; Herons return to NCAA semifinals for 11th time

The game times and ticket prices have been announced by St. John Fisher College, host of this weekend’s NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Semifinal and Championship games. All three games will be played at Growney Stadium.

The College of New Jersey (15-0) and Amherst College (16-2) will square off in the first semifinal at 11:30 a.m., on May 17, with William Smith College (16-2) and Middlebury College (15-0) competing in the second semifinal at 2 p.m. The winners will meet at 3:30 p.m., on May 18. The championship game will be televised by the Empire Sports Network.

Tickets for all three games can be purchased for $10, while individual game tickets cost $6. Tickets for children under 12 at $2, while tickets for students from the participating institutions are $3 with proper ID. All tickets will be sold at the Growney Stadium main gate, prior to the games.

For more information on this weekend’s events at St. John Fisher visit the official host web site at: www.sjfc.edu/athlet/NCAA.

The William Smith Herons are making their 11 appearance in the NCAA Semifinal Round, all under the direction of Head Coach Pat Genovese. Only The College of New Jersey’s Sharon Pfluger has led her team to more semifinal berths (17). Genovese, now in her 30th season, boasts more wins than any other Division III women’s lacrosse coach, entering this weekend’s action with a career record of 295-102-1 (.742).

On the field, the Herons are led by two-time UCAA Player of the Year Megan Shea (Mountain Lakes (N.J.)/Doylestown, Pa.). The attacker is one of the most prolific scorers in William Smith history, ranking second in career points (280) and career assists (89) and fourth in career goals (191). This season, Shea leads the team with 50 goals and 16 assists.

Junior attacker Gretchen Lasda (West Genesee/Camillus, N.Y.) is second on the team in points with 54, including a team-high 30 assists, the most by a Heron since 1995 when Amy Hoover ’95 set the single season record with 52 helpers.

In goal, junior Rebecca Splain (Middlebury Union/Middlebury, Vt.) anchors the stingy William Smith defense (second in the nation in scoring defense as of May 4). She began the postseason ranked third in the nation in goals against average and 10th in save percentage. Currently, Splain boasts a 5.62 goals against average and a .595 save percentage.

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