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USC Women's Lacrosse To Face Virginia in NCAA Opening Round In Chapel Hill

May 8, 2022

LOS ANGELES - The USC lacrosse team (13-4, 8-2 Pac-12) was awarded one of 14 at-large berths into the 2022 NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 8. The Women of Troy will make their fifth appearance in the national tourney and face Virginia from the Atlantic Coast Conference (9-9, 3-5) in the opening round on Friday, May 13, in Chapel Hill, N.C., at 9 a.m. PT/Noon ET, airing live on ESPN+.
 
Ticket information will be available at goheels.com.
 
The winner will take on top-seeded North Carolina (18-0, 8-0) in the second round on Sunday, May 15, at 9 a.m. PT/Noon ET, also airing live on ESPN+.
 
USC is the only West Coast team ever to reach the NCAA quarterfinal round (2016, '17) and was the first to host NCAA tournament games in 2016 as the fifth seed. The Trojans are 4-4 all-time in tournament games and last made the tourney in 2019. That year, USC was eliminated by Denver in a first-round game played in Ann Arbor, Mich.
 
Under 10th-year head coach Lindsey Munday, the 16th-ranked Trojans claimed a share of the Pac-12's regular-season title (Stanford) and reached the semifinal of the Pac-12 Tournament. Graduate Kelsey Huff was named the Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year for the second season in a row, and junior Olivia Dooley was chosen as the league's Defensive Player of the Year. In all, seven Women of Troy earned All-Pac-12 honors including senior defender Kaleigh Brennan who joined Dooley and Huff on the first team. Attackers Ella Heaney (Jr.), Shelby Tilton (So.), and Isabelle Vitale (R-Fr.) and graduate defender Lizzy Wagner were named to the second team.
 
For more information on the USC women's lacrosse team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit USCTrojans.com. Fans of the Women of Troy can follow the team on Instagram and on Twitter @USCTrojansLax.