Lehigh men's lacrosse will open up its NCAA Tourament play against Rutgers on May 15. (Casey McCallister/B&W Staff)

Lehigh men’s lacrosse moves on to the NCAA Tournament after Loyola withdraws from championship game


The Patriot League announced today that the men’s lacrosse championship game between Lehigh and Loyola was canceled after someone in Loyola’s Tier 1 personnel tested positive for COVID-19.

The announcement said the Greyhounds withdrew from the game out of an abundance of caution due to health and safety protocols. The game was originally scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

The Moutain Hawks defeated Colgate 13-9 on May 7 to advance to the finals.

Because Loyola withdrew from the Patriot League Tournament, Lehigh moves on to the NCAA tournament as automatic qualifiers. The NCAA Selection Show starts at 9:00 p.m. tonight. 

This will be Lehigh’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013, which was the last time they captured a title. Lehigh was off to a perfect 8-0 start against conference teams. 

All eight first-round NCAA tournament games will be hosted at predetermined sites

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