CARLSBAD, Calif. – With a stingy defensive effort, Northern Arizona has won the 2019 Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) Division II championship by defeating UC San Diego, 7-5, at La Costa Canyon High School on Sunday.
With the victory, Northern Arizona (9-2) qualifies for the 2019 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, which will be held in Salt Lake City from May 6-11. This will be the Lumberjacks first appearance at nationals.
NAU spotted UC San Diego (7-4) the first two goals of the game and trailed 2-0 after the first 15 minutes. The ‘Jacks responded and tied the game at halftime.
Still tied at fives with under four minutes two play, Northern Arizona struck for a pair of quick goals that stunned the Tritons and was good enough for the 7-5 triumph.
The Lumberjacks will find out their seed tonight when the selection committee releases the Division II bracket. The information will be released on MCLA.us when available.
2019 SLC Division II Tournament
(Carlsbad, Calif. – La Costa Canyon H.S.)
First Round – April 20 (Home sites)
#2N Loyola Marymount d. #3S Cal State San Marcos, 19-7
#2S San Diego d. #3N Biola, 11-2
Semifinals – April 27 (La Costa Canyon H.S.)
#1S UC San Diego d. #2N Loyola Marymount, 8-7
#1N Northern Arizona d. #2S San Diego, 11-9
Finals – April 28 (La Costa Canyon H.S.)
#1N Northern Arizona d. #1S UC San Diego, 7-5