It’s a BIG weekend in the college lacrosse world as several teams will be competing in their conference semifinals or championships. Below is this weekend’s schedule, and as always, make sure to circle back for recaps, releases, and roundups.
* Le Moyne @ Merrimack College, 7 p.m. (Friday) — The winner of this match advances to Sunday’s Northeast-10 Conference championship against Adelphi/St. Michaels. Adelphi is the No. 1 seed in the tournament and would host the championship with a victory against the Purple Knights.
* Babson College @ Springfield College, 1 p.m. (Saturday) — The Beavers and Pride will meet in the Pilgrim League final for the second time in three seasons. Babson defeated Wheaton on Wednesday evening, 14-5, while Springfield beat MIT, 13-4. Springfield rallied past Babson earlier this season for a 13-11 victory, so expect tomorrow’s contest to be a good one.
* Tufts University vs. Conn. College @ Middlebury College, 3 p.m. (Saturday) — The Camels and Jumbos will meet for the second straight year in the NESCAC semifinals, but don’t expect Tufts to down Conn. College like they did last season. The winner advances to Sunday’s final against the winner of Middlebury/Wesleyan.
* Western New England @ Endicott College, 1 p.m. (Saturday) – The Golden Bears and Gulls will face-off in the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship tomorrow afternoon with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA championship.
* Stonehill College @ Adelphi, 1:30 p.m. (Saturday) — The Skyhawks will attempt to earn a trip to Sunday’s NE-10 championship against a Panthers team that defeated them earlier this season, 12-5. If Stonehill wins, they’ll face-off against the winner Le Moyne/New Haven.
* Becker College at Regis College, 1 p.m. (Saturday) — Both the Hawks and Pride earned wins on Wednesday, which provided them spots in this year’s NECC championship. Regis defeated Becker earlier this season, 16-7.
* Endicott @ Western New England, 1 p.m. (Saturday) — Similar to the men’s game, this particular match is for the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament crown. The Golden Bears defeated the Gulls in their final match of the season, 19-17, so expect another great game tomorrow in Springfield.
* Westfield State @ Bridgewater State, 1 p.m. (Saturday) — The top seeded Bears will look to earn the MASCAC crown against the Owls, who earned a spot in the title match with a 16-4 win against Worcester State last night. Bridgewater has qualified for the NCAA tournament the last three seasons, too.