They’ve combined to win the last three conference championships and now Texas A&M and Southern Methodist have been installed as the two top seeds in the 2019 Lone Star Alliance tournament of the MCLA.
The Aggies (9-5, 4-0 LSA) and Mustangs (10-5, 5-0) finished atop the LSA South and North divisions, respectively, and will host games this coming weekend. Arkansas (10-2, 4-1) and Texas (7-3, 3-1) grabbed the second seeds and also earned quarterfinal home dates.
The winners of the four quarterfinal games will advance to play in the semifinals and finals, which will be held on the campus of SMU on April 27-28. The matchups and times are below.
“We’ve had another terrific season in the LSA and we’re all excited to see who comes out on top of this tournament,” said Jason Zantjer, the LSA director. “Every one of the eight teams could get hot at the right time and win the championship, which makes for some compelling lacrosse.”
The semifinals and finals of the 2019 LSA tournament will be streamed live by StickStar lacrosse, which has been a proud, long-time supporter of the LSA.
The winner of the LSA Division I championship will earn an automatic bid to the 2019 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, which will take place in Salt Lake City from 6-11.
2019 Lone Star Alliance Division I Tournament Field
Quarterfinals – April 13-14 (Home sites)
GAME 1: #4S Texas State at #1N Southern Methodist, 3 p.m. – April 14
GAME 2: #4N Texas Christian at #1S Texas A&M, 1 p.m. – April 14
GAME 3: #3S LSU at #2N Arkansas, 1 p.m. – April 13
GAME 4: #3N Oklahoma at #2S Texas, 4 p.m. – April 14
Semifinals – April 27
GAME 1 winner vs. GAME 4 winner, 4 p.m.
GAME 2 winner vs. GAME 3 winner, 7 p.m.
Finals – April 28
Semifinal winners, 3:30 p.m.
Online Bracket: http://mcla.us/news/2019/04/a-m-smu-leads-lsa-i-bracket