Quarterfinal dates and times set for Johns Hopkins and Maryland
The Terps will open lacrosse's version of the Elite Eight by taking on No. 2 seed and reigning national champion Syracuse on Saturday at noon at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. No. 4 seed Princeton (13-2) and No. 5 seed Cornell (11-3) will play approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Maryland-Orange tilt.
The Terps (10-6) upended No. 7 seed and previously undefeated Notre Dame, 7-3, on Sunday afternoon. Syracuse (13-2) walloped Siena, 11-4, Sunday night.
Series nugget: Maryland hasn't played against the Orange since May 24, 1997 when the Terps won an 18-17 thriller in a NCAA tournament semifinal. Maryland lost to Princeton in the title game.
The No. 8 seed Blue Jays will meet top-seeded Virginia on Sunday at noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Then No. 3 seed Duke (14-3) will play against No. 6 North Carolina (12-5) approximately 30 minutes afterward.
Johns Hopkins (10-4) edged Brown, 12-11, in overtime on Saturday. The Cavaliers (14-2) had a much easier time, throttling Villanova, 18-6, on Sunday.
Series nugget: The Blue Jays own a 53-25 advantage, but they are just 3-8 against Virginia in the nine years Dave Pietramala has been Johns Hopkins' head coach. It's the only sub-.500 record the Blue Jays have against an opponent under Pietramala.