This jam-packed weekend presents an assortment of athletic contests both on the Hilltop and abroad. If watching some local college sports is what you need to get over Nerlens Noel choosing Kentucky or the Penguins blowing a three-goal lead, then we have your fix.
The baseball team (16-17, 3-6 Big East) has won five of its last nine and looks to keep the momentum going in a weekend series at Villanova. The Blue and Gray will look to build on its lackluster conference record against its Pennsylvania rivals. The games are scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Friday, 1:15 p.m. Saturday, and 12:15 p.m. Sunday.
The softball team (15-25, 0-8 Big East) looks for its first conference win in a weekend set with St. John’s in Queens. The Hoyas are struggling, having lost five straight and eight of the last nine. The series begins Saturday with a doubleheader (which starts Saturday at noon) and concludes on Sunday at the same time.
Meanwhile, the men’s tennis team (13-6) has won an astounding five matches in a row against tough competition. As the season comes to a close, the team is peaking at the right time leading into the Big East Championships, as its last loss came on March 23, also its last away match. This weekend sees the Blue and Gray bring their regular season to a close, when they host St. John’s at noon on Friday and Villanova 24 hours later.
The women’s tennis team (13-5) has also impressed, topping the guys by winning its last six matches. The women look to continue their strong play when they host rivals Syracuse and Villanova, Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at noon, respectively.
No. 20 men’s lacrosse (5-5, 1-1 Big East) takes on Notre Dame at home Sunday at 1 p.m. while No. 14 women’s lacrosse (8-4, 4-1 Big East) hits the road to take on Syracuse on some field in the middle of nowhere Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The men’s golf team travels to New Jersey to participate in the Princeton Invitational, while the men’s and women’s track and field teams competes in the Mason Spring Invitational in Fairfax, Va. The men’s crew lightweights are at Navy Saturday, while the heavyweights are in Princeton for the EARC Duel.