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May 3, 2014

Louisville lacrosse wins Big East title

The University of Louisville women's lacrosse team's magical run is continuing with a trip to the program's first NCAA Tournament.

The Cardinals will face Ohio State in a first-round game on May 9 in Evanston, Ill., with the winner playing No. 5-seed Northwestern on May 11 on the Wildcats' home field. The Buckeyes earned one of the 13 at-large bids.

Louisville (15-3) secured the BIG EAST's automatic berth after beating Georgetown on Saturday for the first conference tournament title in school history. Winners of 11 straight, Louisville rolled its way also to the school's first regular-season crown.

The Cardinals and Buckeyes met earlier this season, with Ohio State posting a 12-11 win on March 4 in Columbus. Ohio State used five-consecutive goals in the second half that turned into a three-goal lead. Louisville managed a pair of late scores, but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit.

Prior to this year's matchup, Louisville posted a 12-11 decision over Ohio State on Feb. 16, 2013.

Of the 26-team field in the NCAA Tournament, Louisville has faced five teams, including Ohio State. The others were Denver, Duke, Georgetown, and Notre Dame.

For the latest information on Louisville women's lacrosse, log on to GoCards.com, or, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow the team's Twitter account @LouisvilleLax.

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