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UVA Women Earn NCAA Lax Bid; JMU Does Not

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JMU senior Casey Ancarrow JMU senior Casey Ancarrow

The Virginia women's lacrosse team (9-9) earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament Sunday night, while James Madison (11-5) did not.

UVA will take on Penn in Washington D.C. Friday at three o'clock in the first round of the tournament.  

The winner will face six-seed Georgetown on Sunday at one o'clock at Multi-Sport Field.

Virginia is playing in the NCAA tournament for the 18th year in a row.   

The last time the UVA men's and women's lacrosse teams both missed out on the NCAA tournament was 1977, which was just the second year of the women's program.  

The Cavalier men aren't eligible for the NCAA's this year, after finishing with a sub- .500.  

The field was expanded from sixteen to twenty-six teams this year, but that was not enough to get James Madison a bid into the tournament.  

The Dukes finishing 11-6 on the season, after falling in the CAA Tournament semifinals.  

JMU was ranked as high as 19th in the polls this season, and had played in the NCAA's in 2010 and 2011.  

Madison had a record of 1-4 against teams ranked in the Top 20 this year.

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