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College Lacrosse

April 07, 2001|By Bill Free

No. 6 Maryland (7-1) at No. 12 Navy (5-3)

Site: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Time: Noon

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: Maryland still has its glowing national statistics, but the Terps' aura of invincibility was removed by Virginia last Saturday in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers held the vaunted Maryland offense to just two goals and virtually shut down the nation's leading scorer, Andrew "Buggs" Combs, who scored just one goal in the final minute of a 7-2 loss. Combs has 31 goals and is averaging a nation-leading 3.88 goals a game. Navy senior midfielder Adam Borcz has 96 career points (79 goals, 17 assists) and needs only four points to become the 19th player in Naval Academy history to reach 100.

No. 1 Syracuse (5-1) at No. 10 Loyola (4-2)

Site: Curley Field

Time: 1 p.m.

TV/radio: Ch. 2/WNST (1570 AM)

Outlook: Loyola allowed rival Towson University to come into Curley Field last week and walk away with a 19-14 victory behind the scoring of Kyle Campbell (seven goals) and the goaltending of senior John Horrigan who made 14 of his 23 saves in the fourth quarter. The Orangemen have four big scorers who have tallied 50 of their 77 points. They are Michael Powell, Michael Springer, Josh Coffman and Brian Nee.

No. 11 Towson (5-2) at No. 13 Hofstra (4-4)

Site: Hofstra Athletics Field in Hempstead, N.Y.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

TV: Delayed telecast on CSN Sunday, April 8, at noon.

Outlook: Hofstra is 2-0 in the America East and surging Towson is 1-0 in league play entering this important showdown on Long Island. Hofstra is favored to win its sixth league title in seven years and the Pride is 6-0 against Towson in America East action.

No. 5 Massachusetts (7-0) at No. 15 UMBC (4-2)

Site:UMBC Stadium

Time:1 p.m.

Outlook: UMBC will be out to keep its slim East Coast Athletic Conference title hopes alive today, meeting league leader Massachusetts, which is 3-0 in conference play. UMBC is 2-2 in the ECAC and will try to slow down the league's top scoring team.

Ohio State (5-3) at No. 3 Johns Hopkins (4-2)

Site: Homewood Field

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WJFK (1300 AM)

Outlook: Senior defensemen and tri-captains Shawn Nadelen, Brandon Testa and Brendan Shook continue to make a lot of noise for Johns Hopkins. Sophomore attackman Bobby Benson has been hot lately, scoring seven goals and getting seven assists in the past three games. Ohio State is coached by North Carolina graduate Joe Breschi and is led by senior attackman Sandy Boyce (17 goals, six assists) and sophomore Curtis Smith who has scored 12 goals on 25 shots.

Manhattan (3-6) at Mount St. Mary's (3-4)

Site: Mount St. Mary's Lacrosse Field

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Mount couldn't handle Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference leader Quinnipiac (unbeaten at 8-0 and a 12-9 winner over the Mountaineers) last week, but the Mount still has a 3-1 league record.

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