CMU Women's Lacrosse: Mavs face Lindenwood for third time in NCAA tournament debut

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) CMU women's lacrosse will be making their debut in the national tournament as the program earned their first trip to the big stage in program history.

A strong non-conference schedule helped get the Mavericks into the tournament but it's a familiar conference foe CMU will have to get past in the first round of the national tournament, Lindenwood. The Lions have beat CMU twice this season, most recently in the RMAC Tournament, 20-9. Perhaps the third time will be the charm with a solid defensive plan.

"They have a lot of threats on the offense,” said senior defender Erin Koehler. “They've got a lot of goal scorers and no one is a weaker player on their team. They all contribute. It's all about everyone being on the same page and making sure we are communicating and we're helping each other. Crashing when we need to and being there for everybody on the defense."

"The goal moving into this coming weekend is just to make sure we are focused on ourselves, focus on executing our game plan, not obsessing about who it is,” said head coach Shanta Loecker. “Yes, Lindenwood is a familiar opponent, but at the same time its way more important that we are just executing our own systems."

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