NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament
May 16, 2012 05:20PM
● By Anonymous
On Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the University of Denver will take on the top-seeded Loyola University Maryland.
If you're having the same reaction that I did, it's kind of a "What? Denver? They have lacrosse in Denver?" sort of thing. But, the university pulled a big upset over the North Carolina Tarheels in a 16-14 victory on May 12th, propelling them into the quarterfinals.
Denver and Loyola met twice in the regular season, and both times Loyola managed to come out victorious. But not by much.
Beforehand, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will play host to an epic local rivalry--known by some as "lacrosse's greatest."
The UMD Terrapins will take on the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays at noon on Saturday.
Although the teams have met a total of 108 times, they last faced each other in the playoffs in 1998. That match ran into overtime, and eventually ended with a 11-10 victory for the Terps. Hopkins has a higher seed this year, though, so it's really anyone's game.
Tickets for the doubleheader are available at the Ricketts Hall Box Office, by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY, or by following this link.