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What to Watch: NCAA field hockey and volleyball games get fiery, NWSL approaches semifinals

In field hockey, the upcoming weekend will have you hooked to your tv screens with games scheduled from dusk to dawn. On Friday, No. 8 Boston College will play No. 11 Louisville, who defeated Michigan this past Sunday. With reverse stick shots, and strong offensive and defensive play, the Louisville Cardinals are ready to put up a fight to move up in the rankings. On Saturday, along with an Ivy League match up between No. 25 Cornell and Yale, No. 2 Duke will also play No. 9 Syracuse. On Sunday, Boston College will play their second game of the weekend against No. 12 Harvard. Stay tuned and catch up on all the games on ESPN.

More from Excelle Sports: How UNC’s Ashley Hoffman is playing out a USA Field Hockey legacy]

The NWSL semifinals are around the corner as we reach the end of the league’s fifth season. The top four contenders: the North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride, Chicago Red Stars and Portland Thorns will continue on their streak. The Courage had a clean sweep win over the Houston Dash last week in which star performer Taylor Smith made terrific contributions after being subbed in. The Red Stars took the game home when they went head to head with the Thorns the last time they played. On Saturday, the Thorns will play Orlando Pride, who lost their top player Camila to an ACL injury on Monday. The North Carolina Courage will play the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday to make it into the finals. Watch the games on Lifetime starting at 3:30 p.m. ET.

[More from Excelle Sports: Orlando Pride lose Camila ahead of playoffs due to ACL tear]

In college volleyball, the top three teams, No. 1 Florida, No.2 Stanford and No. 3 Penn State have stayed put in their respective spots. At No. 6, Nebraska made some moves up the ladder after defeating then No. 3 Minnesota and grabbing the No. 4 spot overall. On the downside, Minnesota climbed down the ladder to the No. 6 spot. No. 2 Stanford will play No. 16 Oregon on Friday while No. 1 Florida will play Georgia on Sunday. The pressure on the courts will continue on for the next week with multiple games lined up. Do not miss out on the action on ESPN.

*All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

** You can stream most events below on ESPN.com in both live and replay formats

Ice Hockey

Date Time Event Network
Thursday, October 5th 7:00 PM #5 Minnesota-Duluth vs. #4 Boston College (W Hockey) ESPN 3

Field Hockey

Date Time Event Network
Friday, October 6th 3:00 PM Albany vs. Maine (Field Hockey) ESPN 3
5:00 PM North Carolina vs. Virginia (Field Hockey) ESPN
6:00 PM Louisville vs. Boston College (Field Hockey) ESPN
Saturday, October 7th 12:00 PM Syracuse vs. Duke (Field Hockey) ESPN
12:00 PM Cornell vs. Yale (Field Hockey) ESPN 3
Sunday, October 8th 12:00 PM Iowa vs. Duke (Field Hockey) ESPN
1:00 PM Harvard vs. Boston College (Field Hockey) ESPN
1:00 PM Vermont vs. Maine (Field Hockey) ESPN 3

Soccer

Date Time Event Network
Thursday, October 5th 6:00 PM Missouri vs. #9 Florida (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Arkansas vs. Auburn (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Hartford vs. Albany (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Mississippi State vs. #3 South Carolina (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Alabama vs. #19 Texas A&M (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Georgia vs. LSU (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM #24 Ole Miss vs. #21 Tennessee (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Virginia Tech vs. #15 Wake Forest (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Notre Dame vs. #13 Virginia (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Boston College vs. #16 Florida State (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM NC State vs. #4 Duke (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Louisville vs. Clemson (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM USC vs Arizona Pac 12 Network
7:00 PM #5 North Carolina vs. Miami (W Soccer) ESPN
7:30 PM Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky (W Soccer) ESPN
5:00 PM Jacksonville vs. Kennesaw State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Pennsylvania vs. Columbia (W Soccer) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Indiana State vs. Drake (W Soccer) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Kansas State vs. Kansas (W Soccer) ESPN 3
8:00 PM TCU vs. #7 Texas (W Soccer) Longhorn Network
Saturday, October 7th 1:00 PM Rider vs. Canisius (W Soccer) ESPN 3
2:00 PM Valparaiso vs. Loyola-Chicago (W Soccer) ESPN 3
3:00 PM Northern Iowa vs. Missouri State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
3:30 PM Portland Thorns FC vs. Orlando Pride go90
4:00 PM UIC vs. Detroit Mercy (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Manhattan vs. Monmouth (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Oakland vs. Wright State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
Sunday, October 8th 11:00 AM Stanford vs. Colorado Pac 12 Network
12:00 PM NC State vs. Pittsburgh (W Soccer) ESPN
1:00 PM Ohio vs. Akron (W Soccer) ESPN 3
1:00 PM California vs. Utah Pac 12 Network
1:00 PM Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo (W Soccer) ESPN 3
1:00 PM #9 Florida vs. Vanderbilt (W Soccer) ESPN
1:00 PM #16 Florida State vs. #4 Duke (W Soccer) ESPN
1:00 PM Syracuse vs. Notre Dame (W Soccer) ESPN
1:00 PM Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (W Soccer) ESPN
1:00 PM Boston College vs. Miami (W Soccer) ESPN
2:00 PM Fort Wayne vs. Western Illinois (W Soccer) ESPN 3
2:00 PM Louisville vs. #13 Virginia (W Soccer) ESPN
2:00 PM #21 Tennessee vs. Missouri (W Soccer) ESPN
3:00 PM Stanford vs. California  Pac 12 Network
3:00 PM LSU vs. #24 Ole Miss (W Soccer) ESPN
3:00 PM TCU vs. #7 Texas (W Soccer) (re-air) Longhorn Network
3:00 PM Kentucky vs. Mississippi State (W Soccer) ESPN
3:30 PM North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars go90
4:00 PM #23 Rutgers vs. Nebraska (W Soccer) ESPN U
5:00 PM UCLA vs. Washington Pac 12 Network
5:00 PM #19 Texas A&M vs. Georgia (W Soccer) ESPN
5:00 PM #5 North Carolina vs. #15 Wake Forest (W Soccer) ESPN
6:00 PM #3 South Carolina vs. Arkansas (W Soccer) ESPN U
7:00 PM Auburn vs. Alabama (W Soccer) ESPN
Tuesday, October 10th 8:00 PM Northern Iowa vs. Drake (W Soccer) ESPN 3
Wednesday, October 11th 3:00 PM Quinnipiac vs. Iona (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Marist vs. Monmouth (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Grace College vs. Indiana Wesleyan (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Florida Tech vs. Grand Valley State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Loyola-Chicago vs. Illinois State (W Soccer) ESPN 3

*You can also watch live NWSL games online at MyLifetime.com. International fans can watch the games live on NWSLsoccer.com. For more information on how to access the games via the go90 app mentioned above, read Excelle Sports’ NWSL announces multiyear partnership with go90 to stream games.

Volleyball

Date Time Event Network
Thursday, October 5th 7:00 PM Buffalo vs. Miami (OH) (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Ohio vs. Kent State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
Friday, October 6th 5:00 PM Buffalo vs. Bowling Green (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM NJIT vs. Stetson (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Green Bay vs. Wright State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Milwaukee vs. IUPUI (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM UIC vs. Northern Kentucky (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Cleveland State vs. Youngstown State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM USC vs Arizona (W Volleyball) Pac 12 Network
6:30 PM Louisville vs. Virginia Tech (W Volleyball) ESPN
6:30 PM Pittsburgh vs. #21 Florida State (W Volleyball) ESPN
6:30 PM Duke vs. North Carolina (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Mississippi State vs. LSU (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM #21 Northern Iowa vs. Indiana State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Lipscomb vs. North Florida (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Georgia vs. South Carolina (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Alabama vs. #10 Kentucky (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Western Michigan vs. Ball State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Northern Illinois vs. Toledo (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Carson-Newman vs. Wingate (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Wake Forest vs. NC State (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Harvard vs. Pennsylvania (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:30 PM UT Arlington vs. Arkansas State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Loyola-Chicago vs. Illinois State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Drake vs. Evansville (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Valparaiso vs. Bradley (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Ole Miss vs. Arkansas (W Volleyball) ESPN
8:00 PM Utah vs Washington Pac 12 Network
11:00 PM #2 Stanford vs. #16 Oregon (W Volleyball) ESPN
Saturday, October 7th 11:00 PM #2 Stanford vs. #16 Oregon (W Volleyball) ESPN U
1:00 PM Canisius vs. Iona (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
2:00 PM Texas Tech vs. Kansas State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
4:00 PM Milwaukee vs. Northern Kentucky (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
4:00 PM Green Bay vs. IUPUI (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
5:00 PM Akron vs. Bowling Green (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
5:00 PM Western Michigan vs. Toledo (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Cleveland State vs. Oakland (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Drake vs. Indiana State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Kennesaw State vs. North Florida (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Northern Illinois vs. Ball State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Kent State vs. Central Michigan (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:30 PM South Alabama vs. Troy (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:30 PM Texas State vs. Arkansas State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Missouri State vs. Southern Illinois (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Valparaiso vs. Illinois State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM #21 Northern Iowa vs. Evansville (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
Sunday, October 8th 12:00 PM Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM Clemson vs. Boston College (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM Louisville vs. Virginia (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM Niagara vs. Iona (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
1:00 PM Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM Wake Forest vs. North Carolina (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM Ole Miss vs. Missouri (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:30 PM Georgia vs. #1 Florida (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:30 PM Alabama vs. Tennessee (W Volleyball) ESPN
2:00 PM Auburn vs. #10 Kentucky (W Volleyball) ESPN U
2:00 PM Arkansas vs. LSU (W Volleyball) ESPN
2:00 PM Pittsburgh vs. Miami (W Volleyball) ESPN
2:00 PM Duke vs. NC State (W Volleyball) ESPN
2:30 PM Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M (W Volleyball) ESPN
3:00 PM #5 Texas vs. TCU (W Volleyball) ESPN 2
4:00 PM Youngstown State vs. Oakland (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
Monday, October 9th 7:00 PM Illinois State vs. Indiana State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:30 PM Little Rock vs. Arkansas State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Bradley vs. Evansville (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
Tuesday, October 10th 6:00 PM South Carolina State vs. The Citadel (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
Wednesday, October 11th 4:00 PM Wright State vs. Youngstown State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
5:00 PM Syracuse vs. Boston College (W Volleyball) ESPN
6:00 PM Northern Kentucky vs. Cleveland State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Oakland vs. IUPUI (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM UNC-Greensboro vs. Western Carolina (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Tennessee vs. Georgia (W Volleyball) ESPN U
7:00 PM Georgetown vs. St. John’s (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Texas A&M vs. Kentucky (W Volleyball) ESPN
9:00 PM Texas vs. Kansas (W Volleyball) ESPN U
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