BROOKLINE, Mass. – On a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon, Central Conn. State defeated New Haven, 14-8, to capture the 2018 Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League (PCLL) Division II championship.
The title doesn’t come with an automatic qualifier, but since the Blue Devils (12-4) also won the regular season crown, they will be heading to the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, which will take place in Salt Lake City from May 7-12.
After a tight first quarter that had CCSU leading, 4-3, the Devils exploded for a 5-1 second quarter that gave them a 9-4 lead at halftime. New Haven (10-5) would get no closer.
The MCLA Selection Committee will release the participants and matchups this evening. Check MCLA.us for all your championship information.
2018 PCLL Division II Tournament
First Round – Home Sites – April 25
No. 2S New Haven d. No. No. 3S Westfield State, 1-0
No. 2N WPI d. No. No. 3N Stonehill, 13-4
Semifinals – Brookline, Mass. – April 28
No. 2S New Haven d. No. 1N Bridgewater State, 12-11
No. 1S Central Conn. State d. No. 2N WPI, 17-11
Finals – Brookline, Mass. – April 29
No. 1S Central Conn. State d. No. 2S New Haven, 14-8