Today's NCAA games

May 17, 1998

Men's Div. I quarterfinals

At College Park

No. 1 Loyola (12-1) vs. Georgetown (10-4)

Time: 1 p.m.

Skinny: The Greyhounds ended the regular season with a nation-best 11-game winning streak. Loyola will have to shake off some early rust after a long layoff but remain heavily favored over the Hoyas, who defeated UMBC by a goal a week ago. The Greyhounds, who haven't been to the final four since 1990, have beaten Georgetown by a combined score of 63-30 in their past four meetings.

Statistics:

Loyola ....... ...Georgetown

13.5 Goals scored 12.8

7.54 Goals allowed 9.1

.299 Shooting pct. .309

.236 Opp. shooting pct. .268

.645 Faceoffs .558

+13.5 Avg. GB margin +9.3

.378 Extra-man offense .315

.320 Man-down defense .365

No. 4 Johns Hopkins (10-3) at No. 5 Maryland (12-2)

Time: 4 p.m.

Radio: WJFK (1300 AM)

Skinny: The Terrapins are 6-0 at Byrd Stadium this season and have won 12 of their past 13 at home. The schools have met in three of the past four tournaments, with each time resulting in an upset. The Blue Jays have won three straight over Maryland, vTC including a 10-6 victory at Homewood Field on April 11. Maryland has advanced to the NCAA championship in two of the past three seasons.

Statistics:

Hopkins ...... ...Maryland

15.1 Goals scored 14.4

9.6 Goals allowed 8.7

.323 Shooting pct. .354

.247 Opp. shooting pct. .305

.567 Faceoffs .629

+8.1 Avg. GB margin +17.4

.475 Extra-man offense .387

.260 Man-down defense .289

Pub Date: 5/17/98

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