Today's Games

April 30, 1994

Mount St. Mary's (3-9) at Maryland (5-5)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Byrd Stadium, College Park

Outlook: The ninth-ranked Terps, whose five losses were by a combined 17 goals, should be able to work on their offensive drills against Mount St. Mary's. Mountaineers two-year starting G Terry Moore has only held one opponent to under 10 goals and allowed 22 to Georgetown last Wednesday. The Terps, who lost to eventual Atlantic Coast Conference champion North Carolina by a goal in the first round of the conference tournament, have held five of their past seven opponents under double digits. Maryland attackmen Rob Chomo (14 goals, 15 assists) and Matt Parks (19, 3) are the most consistent offensive threats. The strength of Maryland remains its defense, which is bolstered by sophomore G Brian Dougherty (.622 save percentage).

Stony Brook (3-7) at Navy (6-5)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Dewey Field, Annapolis

Outlook: No. 12 Navy, which beat Stony Brook by eight goals last year, needs a win to stay on the bubble for an NCAA tournament berth. The Midshipmen have lost three of their past four, including a 12-11 loss to Johns Hopkins. Navy A Rob Bailey (19, 16) broke out of a midseason slump by scoring seven goals in his past two games. Midshipmen G Garrett Luebker remains inconsistent with a .587 save percentage. Stony Brook, which is 0-3 against ranked teams, average only 9.8 goals per game.

Towson State (6-3) at Johns Hopkins (7-3)

Time: 2 p.m.

Site: Homewood Field

Radio: WITH (1230 AM), WOLB (1010 AM)

Outlook: While No. 6 Johns Hopkins will be trying to remain in contention for a first-round NCAA tournament bye, No. 10 Towson State will be looking to stay in line for a tournament berth. The game could be decided by the faceoffs. The Tigers' faceoff specialists, Mark Goer and Tim Lucky, have won 71 percent of their faceoffs. Peter Jacobs, who has been involved in 198 of the 262 Hopkins faceoffs, has won 62 percent of his faceoffs. Jacobs was held below .500 for the first time this season against Navy last Saturday, but won four of the last six draws. Attackmen Terry Riordan and Brian Piccola take nearly 40 percent of the Blue Jays' shots and have combined for 60 goals. The Tigers counter with attackmen David Quinn (29, 15) and Dudley Dixon (25, 12). Johns Hopkins leads the series 17-2. Towson State had a six-goal, third-quarter lead last year, but fell to the Blue Jays, 11-9.

Georgetown (9-2) at Loyola (9-1)

Time: 2 p.m.

Site: Curley Field

Outlook: No. 13 Georgetown has pointed to its game against Loyola for three weeks as the steppingstone to the first playoff appearance in the school's 24-year history. The Hoyas have scored a total of 38 goals in their past two games after scoring more than 15 only once since the third week of the season. The Hoyas have held opponents to under 10 goals in three of their past four games. No. 3 Loyola has been one of the most consistent teams in the nation. The Greyhounds, led by A Sean Heffernan (14, 30), have scored in double digits every game this season. G Tim McGeeney has stopped 90 shots in his past five games and has a .622 save percentage. On the season, Loyola has allowed only an average of 32 shots on goal. The Greyhounds hold a 17-1 record in this series, which was played every year from 1970 to 1987.

Virginia (9-3) at UMBC (7-5)

Time: 3 p.m.

Site: UMBC Stadium

Outlook: All five Retrievers losses have come against ranked teams. UMBC has been outscored 77-40 in those games. No. 4 Virginia features a balanced offense that includes St. Paul's alumni Michael Watson and Tim Whiteley. The Cavaliers, who lost to North Carolina by eight goals in the ACC tournament title game last Sunday, were outscored 11-5 in the fourth quarter in their past two games. Virginia has not lost back-to-back games this season. UMBC is led by A Jason Smith (29, 10), who is shooting 43 percent. The Retrievers have been outshot 90-55 in losses to Loyola and Towson State. UMBC G Jamie Dickey has a .538 save percentage.

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