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Yale lacrosse prepares for NCAA Tournament showdown with Penn State

The Bulldogs have advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

Yale (11-4, 4-2 Ivy) is ranked 11th in the nation and will head to University Park, P.a. to take on eighth-seeded Penn State (12-4, 6-0 CAA).

The game will begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and will be broadcast live on ESPNU. The Bulldogs became the first school to win two Ivy League tournament titles.  Tournament MVP Dylan Levings kept the ball on Bulldog sticks, winning 19 of 23 face-offs and picking up 13 ground balls. An unselfish team to the core, nine Elis registered a goal, while Brandon Mangan, Kirby Zdrill and Conrad Obercheck each netted a pair.

Yale and Penn State have not played since 2003. The Nittany Lions earned their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2005 after losing in the finals of the CAA Tournament.

The winner of the Yale-Penn State game will take on the winner of top-seeded Syracuse and Bryant in the quarterfinals. The semifinals and championship round will take place in Philadelphia.