Regis-Le Moyne Showdown takes on new stakes

May 17, 2018

DENVER — What’s in a bet between old friends?

Well, when it comes to Jesuit supremacy, certainly a few things. There is wine, beer, salt potatoes, peaches, bow ties, barbecue sauces and most important: A berth into the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II women’s lacrosse National Championship game.

When Jesuit universities Regis University and Le Moyne College meet at 1 p.m. (MST) Friday at the University of Tampa in the Division II Final Four, both presidents will have something more on the line.

Should Regis win, Le Moyne President Linda LeMura will send Father John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., a selection of wines, sauces from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and its regionally famous salt potatoes.

Should Le Moyne win, Fitzgibbons will send a case of Avery Brewing Co’s “The Reverend” ale, or Coors Brewing Co. beer, Palisade peaches and a hand-crafted bowtie from Repurpose Bowtie, founded by a current Regis student.  Avery Brewing in Boulder was co-founded by a Regis graduate.

The loser also will have to wear the winner’s gear to the next president’s meeting at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. 

GAME NOTES: Regis coach Sarah Kellner was an assistant under Le Moyne coach Kathy Taylor at Fayetteville-Manlius High School in New York. The two helped the team to New York State championships in 2004 and 2005.

Regis (17-4) advanced to the Final Four thanks to a double-overtime win against top-seeded Lindenwood University. Le Moyne (20-1) avenged its only loss of the season against Adelphi University to advance to the Final Four.

Le Moyne beat Regis earlier in the season, 17-11.

To find out more about the Final Four or to watch the game live, click here. 

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Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.