The Washington Times - May 13, 2012, 10:45PM

Saturday’s NCAA quarterfinals will feature teams plenty familiar with each other.

Sunday’s doubleheader, not so much.


All four games warrant a rundown as the Road to Foxboro(ugh) continues …

No. 2 JOHNS HOPKINS vs. MARYLAND (Saturday, noon, Annapolis)

Series: Johns Hopkins leads 68-39-1
Last meeting: Maryland won 9-6 on April 14 at Homewood Field
NCAA tournament series: Johns Hopkins leads 9-3
Last NCAA tournament meeting: Maryland won 11-10 in overtime in 1998 quarterfinals.

* The rivals met in eight of the first 12 NCAA tournaments (1972-74, 1978-79, 1981-82), all while the field included only eight teams.

* Hopkins ruined an undefeated season for Maryland in 1987 in the semifinals, while Maryland did the same to Hopkins in the 1995 semifinals.

* Hopkins won in the 1996 quarterfinals on its home field, while Maryland won in the 1998 quarterfinals on its home field.

No. 1 LOYOLA vs. DENVER (Saturday, 2:30, Annapolis)

Series: Tied 2-2
Last meeting: Loyola won 14-13 in overtime on May 2 in the ECAC semifinals in Denver
NCAA tournament series: First meeting

* The conference foes will play for the third time in a span of five weeks. Loyola has won both games this season.

No. 4 NOTRE DAME vs. No. 5 VIRGINIA (Sunday, noon, Chester, Pa.)

Series: Virginia leads 5-1
Last meeting: Virginia won 14-10 in 2006 NCAA tournament first round in Charlottesville
NCAA tournament series: Virginia leads 3-0
Last NCAA tournament meeting: Virginia won 14-10 in 2006 NCAA tournament first round in Charlottesville

* None of the teams’ six meetings has been played outside the commonwealth of Virginia.

* The 2006 game was the closest contest of the Cavaliers’ run to a championship. Virginia also won by margins of 20-8, 17-10 and 15-7 in that postseason.

* The teams also met in the 1993 and 1994 first rounds, with Virginia collecting routs of 19-9 and 23-4, respectively.

No. 3 DUKE vs. COLGATE (Sunday, 2:30, Chester, Pa.)

Series: Duke leads 5-2
Last meeting: Duke won 9-8 in 2009 in Durham, N.C.
NCAA tournament series: First meeting

* The teams have never played outside of Durham.

* The teams split four games in 1956-58 and 1960, then didn’t play again until 2005.

—- Patrick Stevens