Just eight teams remain in the 2018 NCAA D-1 men’s lacrosse tournament, and this weekend that number will be cut in half.
All four quarterfinal games (schedule and start times can be found below) will be televised nationally on ESPNU. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch all the action live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following streaming services, which allow you to watch a bundle of live TV channels without cable:
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including ESPNU. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of all the games on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
DirecTV Now: There are four main channel packages, and ESPNU is included in the “Just Right”, “Go Big” and “Gotta Have It” bundles. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, and you can then watch all the games live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
WatchESPN: Games can also be watched on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the WatchESPN app. You need to sign in to a cable TV provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or DirecTV Now credentials to sign in and watch any of the games on the ESPN platforms.
Yale vs Loyola (Md.): Saturday, May 19, at Noon ET | ESPNU
The third-seeded Bulldogs got past Massachusetts, 15-13, in the first round thanks to an absurd seven goals from sophomore Jackson Morrill–that’s the third-most ever for any player in the first round of the tournament. Loyola, meanwhile, got four goals from Kevin Lindley en route to a 14-12 win over Virginia.
Both of these teams lost in the first round in 2017.
Albany vs. Denver: Saturday, May 19, at 2:30 p.m. ET | ESPNU
Strength vs. strength.
Albany, the highest-scoring offense in the country at 14.59 goals per game, got multiple goals from five different players (Tehoka Nanticoke, Sean Eccles, Jakob Patterson, Connor Fields, Justin Reh) in their 18-9 blowout win over Richmond in the first round, while Denver, the best scoring defense in the nation at 7.44 allowed per game, put that on display in a 9-7 win over seventh-seeded Notre Dame.
Both of these teams lost to eventual national champions Maryland in the tournament last year, with Albany falling in the quarters, and Denver losing in the semis.
Maryland vs. Cornell: Sunday, May 20, at Noon ET | ESPNU
Speaking of the Terps, their quest at a fourth-straight national championship appearance and second-straight title began with a 14-11 win over Robert Morris. Two-time first-team All-American Connor Kelly led the way with four goals.
Cornell, who made the tournament for the first time since 2015, will get the difficult task of trying to stop Maryland. They took down eighth-seeded Syracuse, 10-9, in the first round behind Clarke Petterson’s five goals.
Duke vs Johns Hopkins: Sunday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. ET | ESPNU
Duke rolled to a 17-11 thumping of Villanova in the first round, while Johns Hopkins needed a huge fourth period to force overtime and eventually avoid the upset against Georgetown with a 10-9 win. These teams met in the first round last year, with Duke coming away with the monster 19-6 shellacking.
Behind first-team All-Americans Joel Tinney and Patrick Foley Jr., the Blue Jays are looking for revenge in order to get to the semifinals for the second time in four years. Duke, meanwhile, hasn’t been back to the semis since their back-to-back national titles in ’13 and ’14.
Source: Heavy Sports