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Big East Lacrosse Tournament 2012: Villanova Earns No. 2 Seed Will Play Syracuse In First Round

The Big East Conference men's lacrosse tournament seedings and parings were determined Saturday, and here's what the four-team field will look like. The single-elimination event will be played at Villanova University's Goudreau Field, May 3-5.

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  St. Johns Red Storm attack Kieran McArdle (6) works against Notre Dame Fighting Irish midfield Jack Near (38) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; St. Johns Red Storm attack Kieran McArdle (6) works against Notre Dame Fighting Irish midfield Jack Near (38) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

The Big East Conference men's lacrosse regular season has one more week to go, however, the league's tournament seedings and pairings were all figured out Saturday. The four-team, two-round event, which will take place May 3-5 at Villanova University's Goudreau Field, will feature the Wildcats as the No. 2 seed and playing No. 3 Syracuse Orange in round one.

The winner will advance to the finals to play either top-seeded Notre Dame or No. 4 St. John's Red Storm.

On Saturday, 'Nova (8-5, 4-1 Big East) lost its first league contest as it fell to Notre Dame, 10-7. Next Saturday, the Wildcats will conclude their regular season against the Providence Friars.

Against the other two Big East Tournament opponents, 'Nova is 2-0 as they downed Syracuse, 11-10, March 25, and defeated St. John's, 10-8, April 14th.

Here's a compite look at the Big East Tournament, which will be held in Philly:

May 3, 12 p.m.: (2) Villanova vs. (3) Syracuse
May 3, 4:30 p.m.: (1) Notre Dame vs. (4) St. John's

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