Arizona State’s quest for their first championship in school history came to an end Tuesday night as they fell to the ninth-ranked Lindenwood University Lions 6-4 in the semifinals.
With the win, Lindenwood has now advanced to their fifth championship game in the last six years. They will face off against third-ranked Minot State on Wednesday night.
For the Sun Devils, it was their most successful season in team history. During the season, the team made it to the semifinals for the first time, defeated an NCAA Division I opponent, and was ranked No. 1 for the first time as well.
The Sun Devils are in the final four of the national tournament for the first time in school history after defeating the University of Illinois 3-1 on Sunday.
The Sun Devils are also the highest seed left in the tournament after Adrian College fell to Lindenwood University 5-4.
Both teams will square off tonight to determine who will make it to the ACHA finals.
Arizona State and Lindenwood have faced each other twice this season, with the Sun Devils coming out on top in both games. However, those games were back in October, and since then both teams have developed into much better teams.