Liberty faces No. 3 Detroit at 7 p.m., Friday.
2012 NLC Championship Page
After recording a 2-5 mark in National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) play this season, the Lady Flames will garner the No. 6 seed for this weekend's year-end conference tournament. Davidson's Richardson Stadium serves as host for the second straight year, with the event taking place Friday through Sunday.
The Lady Flames will open the tournament against No. 3 seed Detroit (7-8, 5-2 NLC), who provided the conference's biggest turnaround after going 2-5 last season. The opening draw is slated for 7 p.m., Friday evening. Head Coach Regan Denham's squad will look to avenge a 19-5 road loss to the Titans this season, in order to advance to the semifinals.
Three other quarterfinal games will be contested prior to Liberty's evening matchup. An 11:30 a.m. meeting between undefeated No. 1 seed High Point (13-3, 7-0) and No. 8 Howard (0-11, 0-7) will kick off the tournament, while host No. 4 Davidson (7-8, 4-3) and No. 5 Longwood (3-12, 3-4) square off at 2 p.m. The 4:30 p.m. game pits No. 2 Jacksonville (12-4, 6-1) against No. 7 Presbyterian College (2-15, 1-6).
If the Lady Flames were to knock off the Titans, they would take on the victor of Game 3 (Jacksonville/Presbyterian College) at 2 p.m., Saturday. However, a Liberty loss would drop the team to the consolation bracket, where they would play the loser of Game 3 at 4:30 p.m., Saturday.
The weekend culminates with the championship game at 1 p.m., Sunday.
Fans that are not able to take in the games in Davidson, N.C., can access both live video and live stats, as provided by Davidson's sports information department. Video will be available on either a game-by-game basis for $5.95, or the entire weekend of matchups may be acquired for $19.95. All links for the tournament may be accessed through the NLC's Championship central, which is linked at the top of the page.
LibertyFlames.com will be your source for the Lady Flames' coverage throughout the weekend, including a tournament-opening preview, recaps and information regarding all-conference and all-tournament selections.
2012 National Lacrosse Conference Tournament Richardson Stadium – Davidson College
Friday, May 4 Game 1: No. 1 High Point vs. No. 8 Howard, 11:30 a.m. Game 2: No. 4 Davidson vs. No. 5 Longwood, 2 p.m. Game 3: No. 2 Jacksonville vs. No. 7 Presbyterian College, 4:30 p.m. Game 4: No. 3 Detroit vs. No. 6 Liberty, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 9 a.m. Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 11:30 a.m. Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 2 p.m. Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 Championship Game, 1 p.m.
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