JOHNS HOPKINS (5-3) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Navy Saturday (2 p.m.), homecoming at Homewood Field.
* FACEOFFS: Although Johns Hopkins has three defeats after JTC Saturday's 11-8 loss at Maryland, coach Tony Seaman is convinced his team will be invited to the NCAA tournament: "No problem. We play the toughest schedule in the country." . . . Hopkins dropped from No. 3 to No. 7 in this week's U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches' poll . . . Seaman noted that Hopkins surrendered too many easy goals at the outset and waited until Maryland had built a 10-4 lead after three quarters before trying to climb back into the game . . . Jeff Wills scored three goals in the fourth quarter for the Blue Jays . . . "I would have liked five minutes more," Seaman said.
* WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Delaware Saturday (2 p.m.), Curley Field.
* FACEOFFS: Coming off two losses in its previous three games, Loyola coach Dave Cottle was in high spirits after a 17-6 rout of UMBC, declaring his team was ready to charge into the playoffs . . . The Greyhounds close the regular season with Delaware and C.W. Post . . . Jim Blanding scored four goals for Loyola, which stayed No. 8 in the poll.
MARYLAND (7-2) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Friday and Saturday, Durham, N.C. Of the other teams in the field, the Terps lost to North Carolina and Virginia and beat Duke.
* FACEOFFS: Maryland senior attackman Mark Douglas called the 11-8 victory over Johns Hopkins before 5,100 in College Park the "biggest win since I've been here. We had never beaten Hopkins. This was bigger than going to the Final Four two years ago." . . . The Terps had lost 17 of their previous 18 to Hopkins, last winning in 1987 . . . Maryland moved from No. 6 to No. 4 in the latest coaches' poll . . . Douglas scored five goals, including three in the third quarter that gave the Terps a 10-4 bulge . . . Maryland's defense hammered the Blue Jays; Brian Burlace shut out Hopkins' leading scorer, Matt Panetta . . . Said Terps coach Dick Edell, "Burlace and Douglas do their jobs as well as they can be done."
MOUNT ST. MARY'S (8-3)
* WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Canisius Sunday (1 p.m.), Emmitsburg.
* FACEOFFS: Mike Rice's three goals led the Mount to a 17-6 rout of visiting Dickinson, and Charlie Horning added one goal and three assists.
* WHAT'S AHEAD: At Johns Hopkins Saturday (2 p.m.).
* FACEOFFS: Coach Bryan Matthews is tired of questions concerning Navy's playoff chances: "They don't figure that out until the end of the season. We play a team in the top eight next; that's an opportunity." . . . The Hopkins game is the Middies' regular-season finale . . . Navy stayed at No. 15 despite its 15-8 loss to Towson State . . . Gardner Smith scored four goals in the loss.
TOWSON STATE (7-2)
* WHAT'S AHEAD: At UMBC Saturday (1 p.m.)
* FACEOFFS: Towson State will take a four-game winning streak into the UMBC game . . . The Tigers got five goals from Glenn Smith in the 15-8 win over Navy before 1,531 at Minnegan Stadium . . . Yet Towson didn't gain any ground in this week's poll, staying at No. 9 . . . Said coach Carl Runk, "I was very pleased with our defense and faceoff people. They constantly gave us momentum."
UMBC (7-5) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Steve Marohl gathered two goals and an assist in the 17-6 loss to Loyola to raise his career points total to 118. The junior attackman is tied with Scott Edmonds (1972-75) on UMBC's all-time points list . . . Loyola had a 16-0 advantage before UMBC ended the drought in the third quarter.
* Kevin Pehlke (Calvert Hall) scored five goals in Virginia's triumph over Hofstra for a total of 39, breaking the school single-season record of 37 set by Chase Monroe (Gilman) in 1988 . . . Salisbury State, No. 1 in Division III, stomped Hampden-Sydney, 22-8, to run its school-record start to 12-0. Rick Berkman and Rusty Pritzlaff each scored five . . . Jed Cronin's shot with 15 seconds left was blocked, leaving No. 13 Washington College with a 10-9 loss to Washington & Lee . . . Clark Hospelhorn had four goals in Western Maryland's 12-10 loss to Franklin & Marshall.