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The 30th regular season of the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) is complete, playoff seeds decided and the quest for the Baggataway Cup has begun. Twelve teams are set to begin their pursuit of the league title with division playoff games scheduled for this week.
West Division champion Brock Badgers (11-1) and East champ McGill Redmen (12-0) are the favorites to clash in the final, but challenges await before that potential date.
Western (10-2), Bishop’s (10-2) and defending champion Guelph (8-4) pose the biggest threat to the top teams with Queen’s (7-5), Carleton (6-6), Toronto (6-6) and Laurentian (6-6) hoping to surprise with an upset.
The top two leading scorers both wear the jersey of the Queen’s Gaels. Joshua Smith (38 goals, 22 assists) and Brendan Zoehner (23 goals, 36 assists) accounted for nearly 38% of the team offense and help make the Gaels a threat every game.
2014 Baggataway Cup
DIVISION PLAYOFF (October 30-November 2, 2014)
Games played at high seed.
- East #6 Ottawa at East #1 McGill vs , 8:30 PM
- West #5 Laurentian at West #2 Western, 2:00 PM
- East #4 Carleton at East #3 Queen’s, 6:00 PM
- East #5 Trent at East #2 Bishop’s, 7:30 PM
- West #3 Guelph vs West #4 Toronto, 1:00 PM
- West #6 McMaster at West #1 Brock, 2:00 PM
The final six will advance to the second weekend of play November 7-9. These games will be played at the Civic Recreation Complex in Oshawa, Ontario.
Two quarterfinals will be played on Friday with semifinals and the championship game to follow on Saturday and Sunday.