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Weekend One-Liners: Regular-Season Finales and a Postseason Soft Launch

April 19, 2024
Beth Ann Mayer
Peyton Williams

After a season of chaos, one can only guess what the final weeks of the regular season will bring. This week, a packed schedule includes Big Ten regular-season finales and Ivy League games galore.

The postseason also soft-launches on Sunday with the opening round of the ACC tournament, which continues next week.


No. 6 Loyola (13-2) at Holy Cross (10-4) — Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPN+)

A win over Loyola would be Holy Cross’ sixth in the Patriot League this season, tying a school mark, but the Greyhounds haven’t lost a conference game since 2013.

No. 13 Florida (13-2) at Cincinnati (10-5) — Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPN+)

Florida left no doubt about who was the favorite in the American Athletic Conference in a 15-7 win over James Madison last weekend, but now it’s on to Cincinnati (as aforementioned Holy Cross coach Amanda Belichick’s father famously said).

Dartmouth (7-5) at No. 11 Princeton (8-5) — Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPN+)

Dartmouth has struggled in the Ivy League (1-4), but don’t count it out — Big Green beat USC on the road in March.

Brown (9-4) at No. 12 Penn (10-3) — Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPN+)

After upending Loyola on Wednesday afternoon, Penn returns to Ivy play to take on Brown, which is likely smarting after its poorest showing of the season (23-10 vs. Princeton). 

No 10 Yale (11-1) at Cornell (7-6) — Saturday, 3 p.m. (ESPN+)

Yale can clinch at least a share of the Ivy regular-season crown with a road win.

No. 2 Northwestern (12-2) at No. 8 Michigan (14-1) ­­­— Sunday, 12 p.m. (B1G+)

A potential preview of the Big Ten title game (and, let’s be honest, an NCAA tournament second round game — or perhaps a quarterfinal or Final Four matchup led by a pair of coaches who know each other all too well).

Fairfield (14-1) at Siena (12-4) ­­­— Sunday, 1 p.m. (Siena All-Access)

The MAAC’s top two teams square off in a rematch of last season’s conference tournament title game, a 17-4 Fairfield rout.

Colorado (10-4) at USC (10-4) ­­­— Sunday, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Los Angeles)

A pair of Pac-12 contenders and fringe-Top-20 programs are set for an L.A. showdown.


No. 8 Virginia Tech (9-8) vs. No. 9 Louisville (7-10) ­­­— Sunday, 12 p.m., (ACC Network)

Hokies’ Olivia Vergano poured in five goals when the two teams met on Feb. 24, a 14-10 Virginia Tech win.

No. 7 Clemson (10-6) vs. No. 10 Pitt (5-12) ­­— Sunday, 2 p.m., (ACC Network)

And so they meet again — three days after playing one another in the regular-season finale, which Clemson took on Thursday.