Midweek Preview: Tierney Returns to Princeton

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There are only four midweek games on the docket this week with two on Tuesday and two on Wednesday, as far as DI college lacrosse is concerned. However, we do have a couple of very good ones on the schedule, including a long-awaited return for a legendary coach, a matchup of cross-conference powers, and one that could certainly go the opposite way of what many may think. 

Tuesday, March 26th

Denver @ Princeton – 6pm,  ESPNU

In a Tuesday night ESPNU game legendary head coach Bill Tierney makes his return to Princeton with his Denver Pioneers. Tierney won six of his seven national championships as a head coach while at Princeton, a position he held from 1988-2009.

Regarded as one of the greatest lacrosse coaches of all time, Tierney will take on his former team for the first time come Tuesday. In this matchup Denver looks like the much better team at the moment. The Pioneer come into this game sitting at 5-2 while Princeton is 2-5. This will likely be a Pioneers win, but for the time being the off the field stuff remains supreme in this matchup, with Denver looking like a much better team thus far. 

Air Force @ Yale – 7pm, ESPN +

SoCon power Air Force takes on Ivy League power Yale. On paper the Bulldogs look much better and are the clear favorites in this one. The Falcons may not be as talented this year, but they have been able to put together some fantastic performances this season. This will be one worth watching for sure as both teams should be contenders in their respective conferences once conference tournament time comes around. 

Wednesday, March 27th

St. Bonaventure @ Hobart – 7pm, HWS All-Access

First year program St. Bonaventure travels to take on fellow New York foe Hobart. The Statesmen look to be the clear-cut favorites in this one. Coming in to one ranked number 19 in the country and sitting at 7-1, the Hobart Statesmen look to dominate. The Bonnies have shown flashes and promise for the future, but this appears to be too big of a task for such a young squad. 

Albany @ Harvard – 7pm, ESPN +

This should be a good one. Harvard has won two straight and may just be hitting their stride at the right time after a rough start. Sitting at 4-4 on the year the Crimson welcomes in the Albany Great Danes who look very diminished after last years successes. The Danes are 3-4 and getting back on track as well after a slow and drama filled start. While Albany may look like the better team here this could be a good one as both squads look to get their third straight win. 

 

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