Thrilled to have these four outstanding institutions at #Hofstra for the @NCAALAX Quarterfinals on Saturday! Games at 12 and 2:30 p.m. Tickets available on game day! #ncaalax pic.twitter.com/xEg6sx7yh7— Hofstra University Pride Athletics (@HofstraPride) May 18, 2019
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
|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
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.
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.
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.
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:
35:30- Notre Dame-Duke
45:36- Loyola-Penn State
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.
— Notre Dame Lacrosse (@NDlacrosse) May 17, 2019
Our 2019 graduation commencement is underway!#GoIrish☘ pic.twitter.com/hL5EcyFgTS
Big thanks to @espngolic for being our commencement speaker for tonight's graduation!#NDFamily #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/IM62Qir6DU— Notre Dame Lacrosse (@NDlacrosse) May 18, 2019
“One of the freshman asked me if I played with Steele Stanwick (@steelewick).” - Cooper Fersen as Master of Ceremonies. #UVALAXgrad #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/XPASTqn6GO— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) May 18, 2019
“... A Tiffany epiphany ...” #UVALAXgrad #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/WyiyeHcHZj— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) May 18, 2019
Go “Between the 30s” with Nick Cardile and Brayden Peck.
"I'm a calzone, I'm a cannoli!"— Penn State Men’s Lacrosse (@PennStateMLAX) May 16, 2019
with Nick Cardile and Brayden Peck pic.twitter.com/h9DqwRX5aw
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.
⬆️ We are on the Island for the NCAA Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament‼️ Get HYPED‼️ #GoHoos ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/EET78hA31u— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) May 17, 2019
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.
If you're interested in helping, please check out the link below.— College Crosse (@College_Crosse) May 17, 2019
(H/T @ndeyemd) https://t.co/AFKnzXMQUC pic.twitter.com/LLdRRsCJhr
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.
For a few years, Louis Dubick and Danny Dolan watched teammates finally earn a chance late in their careers. That gave hope to players on the bench.— Emily Giambalvo (@EmilyGiam) May 17, 2019
This year, Dubick & Dolan became those breakthrough players. And they just helped save Maryland's season.https://t.co/9V7hNeQ2UE
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.