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Green to host NCAA game against Loyola

For the Dartmouth women's lacrosse team, the time is now. If you have been under a rock for the past three months, the Big Green finished the season ranked fourth in the Brine/IWLCA poll with a regular season record of 12-2 and earned a spot in the NCAA tournament. Wins over tourney-bound Princeton and Duke, as well as a last-second loss to second-seeded North Carolina, earned Dartmouth the recognition it needed to garner the fourth seed in the tournament and the first-round bye and second-round home-field advantage that came with it. With only twelve teams in the NCAA Championships, the fifth-seeded Greyhounds of Loyola (Md.), who were squeaked out by the Big Green for the final bye, were forced to play the Division II qualifier, West Chester, in the opening round on Wednesday for the right to play Dartmouth in Hanover on Saturday in the quarterfinals. West Chester was the first Division II school ever to compete in the tournament and hung with the national power for the first 20 minutes of play, losing just 3-1.