At noon on Saturday it will be #2 Virginia and #3 Syracuse. Virgina won the regular season game 14-13 in overtime. This should be a face paced game which will be a nice change from the normal slow down style that prevalent today. I like Syracuse in a 2 or 3 goal game.
At 2:30 you get a rematch of last years national championship game when #1 Duke plays #5 Johns Hopkins. Duke won the regular season game 17-6 in Durham. This was the last loss before Hopkins’ started their current 7 game winning streak. Duke will want to turn this game into a face paced track meet. Johns Hopkins will want long possessions to keep the ball away from the very dangerous Duke offense. I think Duke will find a way to pull out a one or 2 goal game possibly in overtime. Both games will be on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD.
The winners will meet Monday at 1pm on ESPN and ESPN HD for the championship. I like Duke to win the title in a high scoring game over Syracuse.
On Sunday at 1:30 Salisbury will look for back to back perfect seasons and championships when they play Cortland State. Cortland State beat Salisbury 13-12 in overtime to win the 2006 title and the Sea Gulls got revenge with a 15-9 win in last years title game. I think the Salisbury goalie situation could be a huge factor in this game. Nick Fiorintino is going to have to play very well for the Sea Gulls to win this game. I see it going into overtime then Salisbury will find a way to win it. This game will be on CBS College Sports.