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College Crosse NCAA Quarterfinals Game Day For May 18, 2019: How To Watch Virginia vs. Maryland, Notre Dame vs. Duke, & Attachments

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The Second Round of the NCAA Tournament begins today with Virginia vs. Maryland & Duke vs. Notre Dame. Hofstra University will host the Cavaliers, Terrapins, Blue Devils, & Fighting Irish this afternoon. This is the 11th time Shuart Stadium has hosted the Elite 8 Round of the NCAA Tournament since 1997.

Directly below is the Big Board for the weekend with links to today’s & tomorrow’s games. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage, while clicking on the Stream/TV cell will take you to the broadcast of that game. Additionally, clicking on the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that particular game. All times Eastern Standard Time.

College Crosse NCAA Quarterfinals Big Board

Date Time Away Home Stream/TV Live Stats
Date Time Away Home Stream/TV Live Stats
5/18 12:00 Maryland #3 Virginia ESPNU Live Stats
5/18 2:30 #7 Notre Dame #2 Duke ESPNU Live Stats
5/19 12:00 #8 Loyola #1 Penn State ESPNU Live Stats
5/19 2:30 #5 Yale #4 Penn ESPNU Live Stats

Team Game Day Previews

Virginia Game Day Preview

The Virginia Cavaliers (14-3) and the Maryland Terrapins (12-4) rekindle their rivalry on Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Hofstra’s James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. The former ACC foes are facing each other for the first time since 2014. Faceoff is set for noon. UVA is ranked No. 4 in the USILA coaches poll and No. 3 in the Inside Lacrosse/Maverick media poll. Maryland is ranked No. 6 in the coaches poll and No. 11 in the media poll. UVA, champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference, is the No. 3 national seed and earned an at-large bid. The Cavaliers advanced with a 19-10 win over Robert Morris in the first round. Maryland also earned an at-large bid and is the only unseeded team to reach the quarterfinal round, topping No. 6 seed Towson in overtime, 14-13.

Maryland Game Day Preview

The Maryland men’s lacrosse team will play in its sixth straight NCAA Quarterfinal Saturday, May 18 when the Terrapins face the third-seeded Virginia Cavaliers in Hempstead, N.Y. The game between the two historical rivals will be the first meeting since 2014 during Maryland’s final year in the ACC and the first Quarterfinals matchup between the schools since 2008. Head coach John Tillman is 7-0 all-time at Maryland in Quarterfinal games. The game at James M. Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra will faceoff at noon and will be broadcast on ESPNU.

Duke Game Day Preview

Setting the Scene

Duke is the No. 2 overall seed and advanced to its 17th NCAA quarterfinal with a 12-11 win over Richmond in the opening round. The Fighting Irish, the seventh seed, cruised past Johns Hopkins 16-9 to move on.

Duke last was the two seed in 2005. The Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA title game that season before losing to top-seeded Johns Hopkins, 9-8.

Notre Dame is 9-6 overall and has won three of its past four contests. This is the Irish’s ninth quarterfinal appearance in the past 10 seasons.

Notre Dame Game Day Preview

The Irish and Blue Devils will square off for a third time this season at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday with a trip to NCAA Championship final weekend in Philadelphia on the line. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU with Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Quint Kessenich (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (analyst) on the call. With a win the Irish will advance to the semifinal round at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

College Crossecast NCAA Quarterfinals Preview

Jake, Ryan, & I previewed all the games this weekend on our College Crossecast NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals preview show.

It’s time for the quarterfinals of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament, and that means another edition of College Crossecast to get you set for it!

I’m joined by Safe and Jake as we take a look at what’s to come this weekend at Hofstra and in East Hartford. We start off with discussing Stony Brook parting ways with Jim Nagle and leading to another opening for a head coach (:30). Then it’s onto previewing the games, which you can find the timecodes as follows:

21:30- Maryland-Virginia

35:30- Notre Dame-Duke

45:36- Loyola-Penn State

1:00:20- Yale-Penn

Then we wrap up with our predictions on how the weekend will play out (1:14:30).

2019 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals Previews: What you need to know

Chris wrote a fantastic post with everything you need to know about this weekend’s games

We’re onto the quarterfinals!

The Men’s Division I Tournament got started last weekend with all the seeded teams but Towson advancing in the first round. All games are on ESPNU and each day’s doubleheader of games begin at noon.

For some, it could be the final games of competitive lacrosse ever. For others, it’s a chance to extend their college lacrosse seasons and time with their teammates.

While reading, check out our quarterfinal NCAA Tournament preview edition of the College Crossecast. And get caught up with all the first round games from last week here.


Congrats to the graduating seniors at Notre Dame & UVA.

Go “Between the 30s” with Nick Cardile and Brayden Peck.

A look at the other 2019 college lacrosse postseason tournaments this weekend.

Fun fact: There’s more lacrosse this weekend outside of the Men’s Division I Tournament. Despite that being the main focus on the site, we do like to give a little love to the other teams this May that are looking for championship glory. And we’ll have a few national championships decided this weekend. But first, with the club lacrosse seasons over last weekend, a shoutout to South Carolina and St. Thomas for winning the MCLA Division I and II national titles, and Pittsburgh and Loyola (MD) for winning the WCLA Division I and II national championships.

UVA is hyped for today’s game versus the Terps.

There’s a GoFundMe page for lacrosse player Lance Fenderson up. Lance was badly injured in a game on May 10th. If you are interested in helping you can learn more here.

From the New York Times: A Hotbed for lacrosse? A school in Harlem makes its case

The boys’ varsity lacrosse team that is playing this weekend for its third consecutive New York City public schools championship practices on a concrete handball court in a city park with no lights, no room for spectators and broken fencing.

The team is from Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem, an area not known for churning out top lacrosse talent — at least until recent years, when the Lions started beating most of the competition.

Started from the bottom, now we here.

NCAA lacrosse comes to Rentschler Field.

The NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament comes to Rentschler Field on Sunday, with a quarterfinals double header. Penn State, the top seed in the tournament, plays Loyola (Maryland) at noon, followed by Yale, the defending champ, vs. Penn at about 2:30 p.m. The winners advance to Philadelphia for championship weekend. Here are some things to know about the games, the teams, the venue.

NJ girls lacrosse team forfeits playoff game out of respect following the death of an unidentified teammate’s family member.

The Pascack Hills girls lacrosse team forfeited its quarterfinal game in the NJSIAA tournament Friday following the death of a player’s family member, the Bergen County school’s athletic director said. The death occurred Friday morning, said AD Phil Paspalas, who informed NJSIAA officials about the team’s decision to forfeit.

Terps have landed on the Island.

#AnotherOne: Duke is geared up for another Elite 8 match-up with the Fighting Irish.

Once again, Duke is on the doorstep of a trip to championship weekend. But to get to that familiar place, they will have to get through a just as familiar opponent. The second-seeded Blue Devils will take the field at James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y. to face off against the No. 7 seed Notre Dame with a Final Four berth on the line. It will be the third meeting between the two teams this season, with each winning a game.