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Posted by Rachel Margolis on May 14, 2012

2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Quarterfinal Matchups Determined

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No. 5 Virginia vs. No. 4 Notre Dame Highlight Action on ESPN2 & ESPNU Saturday and Sunday

The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car action continues with quarterfinal games Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20. Saturday’s games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN3: No. 2 Johns Hopkins vs. Maryland – coming off an upset victory over No. 7 Lehigh — at noon and No. 1 Loyola against Denver, which upset No. 8 UNC, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday’s action from PPL Park in Chester, Pa., will be available on ESPNU and ESPN3, beginning at noon with the weekend’s top matchup: No. 4 Notre Dame against defending national champion and No. 5 seed Virginia. No. 3 Duke vs. Colgate, which upset No. 6 UMass in a first-round game, follows at 2:30 p.m.

Veteran play-by-play voice Eamon McAnaney, along with analyst Quint Kessenich and sideline analyst Paul Carcaterra, will team up to call the remaining seven games of the Championship, including the semifinals Saturday, May 26 (2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m./ESPN2 & ESPN3) and the National Championship Sunday, May 28 (1 p.m./ESPN & ESPN3). This will be McAnaney’s first time calling Championship weekend and Carcaterra is a newcomer to the sidelines.

Host Anish Shroff, along with analyst Mark Dixon, will handle the studio coverage from ESPNU’s Charlotte, N.C. studio. In addition, the duo will be on site in Foxborough for pregame and halftime coverage, in addition to the NCAA Lacrosse Championship Post Game Show, immediately following the title game on Memorial Day, on ESPNU and ESPN3.

In 2012 the ESPN networks will air over 400 hours of NCAA Spring Championships coverage, increasing more than 30 hours from 2011. As part of ESPN’s extended rights agreement with the NCAA, spring championship programming highlights seven sports over eight weeks: Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Volleyball, Baseball and Softball. For the first time, ESPN networks will also air the Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field and Women’s Lacrosse Championships.

ESPN’s Coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network(s)
Sat, May 19 Noon Quarterfinal Game #1: Maryland vs. No. 2 Johns Hopkins (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal Game #2: Denver vs. No. 1 Loyola
(Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.)

Eamon McAnaney. Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / ESPN3
Sun, May 20 Noon Quarterfinal Game #3: No. 5 Virginia vs. No. 4 Notre Dame (PPL Park, Chester, Pa.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU / ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal Game #4: Colgate vs. No. 3 Duke
(PPL Park, Chester, Pa.)

Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU / ESPN3
Sat, May 26 2:30 p.m. Semifinal Game #1
(Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.)

Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / ESPN3
  5 p.m. Semifinal Game #2
(Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.)

Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / ESPN3
Mon, May 28 1 p.m. National Championship
(Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.)

Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN / ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. NCAA Lacrosse Championship Post Game Show
Anish Shroff & Mark Dixon
ESPNU

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