Niagara Announces Lacrosse Schedule for the 2014 Season

NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. Niagara head coach Wendy Stone released the women's lacrosse schedule for the 2014 season on Monday afternoon. The Purple Eagles will play a 16-game schedule, including eight home games and eight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contests.

"Our 2014 slate features a strong out of conference schedule that should prepare us well for our MAAC schedule," Stone said. "We are looking forward to the challenge, and our goal is to be a better team each and every time we step on the field. The MAAC have a different look this year with the addition of Quinnipiac and Monmouth, and we will be ready to face a much stronger field of MAAC contenders come April."

The Purple Eagles will start 2014 on the road against Robert Morris (Feb. 22), before hosting Cincinnati on March 1 in the team's home opener. After welcoming Cincinnati to Niagara Field, Niagara will visit LIU Brooklyn (March 4) and Binghamton (March 6) followed by back-to-back home games. Duquesne will visit Monteagle Ridge on March 9, while NU will host Detroit Mercy on March 14.

The Purps will head back on the road for a game against Little Three rival St. Bonaventure on March 20 before hosting Albany on March 24. The next three games will be away from Niagara Field, starting with Fairfield (March 29). Niagara will start the month of April playing Monmouth (April 5) in West Long Branch, N.J., and Marist (April 9) in Fairfield, Mass.

Four of the next five contests will be played on home turf beginning with Iona (April 12) and Siena (April 16) at Niagara Field, while visiting Manhattan on April 19. The crosstown rivalry with Canisius continues at Monteagle Ridge on April 23, before the team closes out the regular season on April 27 against Quinnipiac.

The MAAC Women's Lacrosse Championship will be hosted by Canisius at the Demske Sports Complex. The semifinals will take place on Friday, May 2, while the championship will be on Saturday, May 3.

Date       Opponent             Location                Time
2/22 Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. TBD

3/01 Cincinnati Niagara Univ., N.Y. 3:00 PM
3/04 LIU Brooklyn Brookville, N.Y. TBD
3/06 Binghamton Binghamton, N.Y. 3:00 PM
3/09 Duquesne Niagara Univ., N.Y. 2:00 PM
3/14 Detroit Mercy Niagara Univ., N.Y. 3:00 PM
3/20 St. Bonaventure St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 4:00 PM
3/24 Albany Niagara Univ., N.Y. 2:00 PM
3/29 * Fairfield Fairfield, Conn. 12:00 PM

4/05 * Monmouth West Long Branch, NJ 12:00 PM
4/09 * Marist Fairfield, Conn. 4:00 PM
4/12 * Iona Niagara Univ., N.Y. 1:00 PM
4/16 * Siena Niagara Univ., N.Y. 3:00 PM
4/19 * Manhattan New York, N.Y. TBD
4/23 * Canisius Niagara Univ., N.Y. 7:00 PM
4/27 * Quinnipiac Niagara Univ., N.Y. 12:00 PM

5/02 MAAC Championships Buffalo, N.Y.
5/03 MAAC Championships Buffalo, N.Y.


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