With the NCAA lacrosse quarterfinals set after a mostly chalky weekend, the game times for doubleheaders at Hofstra and Foxborough are finalized as well.
(2) Cornell vs. (7) Virginia, noon
(3) Johns Hopkins vs. (6) Denver, 2:30
(1) Syracuse vs. Maryland, noon
(4) Notre Dame vs. Duke, 2:30
A few notes …
* Five of last year’s quarterfinalists have reached that stage again.
* Syracuse and Johns Hopkins last made the quarterfinals in 2009.
* Denver is in the quarterfinals for the first time.
* The coaches who have won the last 15 national titles (and 17 of the last 19) are accounted for in the quarterfinals.
* More of a career postseason breakdown of the eight remaining coaches in the field:
|Coach, School||W-L (Pct.)||NCAAs ||Titles ||R-U ||FFs |
|Dom Starsia, UVa ||32-19 (.627) ||23||3||2||12|
|Bill Tierney, DU||31-13 (.705)||20||6||2||10|
|John Desko, SU||28-6 (.824)||12||5||2||9|
|Dave Pietramala, JHU ||20-9 (.690)||12||2||2||6|
|John Danowski, DU||16-11 (.593)||13||1||1||4|
|Kevin Corrigan, ND||9-15 (.375)||16||0||1||2|
|Ben DeLuca, CU||1-0 (1.000)||1||0||0||0|
|John Tillman, Md.||1-0 (1.000)||1||0||0||0|
The Denver-Hopkins quarterfinal will feature a tournament-record 51 postseason victories between the two coaches entering the game. The previous highs were 48 in the 2008 Virginia-Syracuse semifinal (Starsia 27, Desko 21) and 47 in the 1998 Syracuse-Princeton semifinal (Roy Simmons Jr. 31, Tierney 16).