Today's games

April 21, 2001|By Bill Free

Mount St. Mary's (6-5) at Canisius (5-4)

Site: Demske Sports Complex, Buffalo, N.Y.

Time: 11 a.m.

Outlook: The Mount showed why it isn't close to joining the top schools in lacrosse, as Navy pummeled the Emmitsburg school Tuesday, 16-3. Canisius won its first four and then lost four straight before getting a fifth victory last week. Tim Spaulding (27 goals, 11 assists) leads the Griffs.

Villanova (5-5) at No. 7 Loyola (7-2)

Site: Curley Field

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WNST (1570 AM)

Outlook: Loyola and Villanova will join the Colonial Athletic Association as associate members next year and compete in a six-team lacrosse league with Delaware, Drexel, Hofstra and Towson. The six schools will begin round-robin play in 2002 and earn an automatic NCAA tournament bid in 2003.

No. 9 Towson (9-2) at Drexel (5-6)

Site: Drexel Field, Philadelphia

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Towson is on a seven-game roll which has taken it into the Top 10 and its the longest winning streak in 12 seasons. Towson has wrapped up home-field advantage for the America East playoffs (May 2 and 5) with a 4-0 record but needs to keep winning to gain an at-large bid to the NCAA tourney should it fail to win the America East tourney.

No. 15 UMBC (5-4) at Army (5-5)

Site: Shea Stadium, West Point, N.Y.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: This is the first meeting in lacrosse between these schools, and Army will come to UMBC next year. UMBC has virtually taken itself out of the NCAA tourney picture by losing three of its past four. Army will not be a pushover, as it played No. 5 Notre Dame tough last week before losing, 17-13.

No. 13 Navy (7-4) at No. 6 Johns Hopkins (5-3)

Site: Homewood Field

Time: 3 p.m.

TV: Ch. 2

Outlook: Navy has to put together back-to-back wins over Hopkins today and Army next week to make the NCAA tournament. The Mids have lost 26 straight to the Blue Jays. Hopkins has relied on balanced scoring from Bobby Benson (18 goals, 10 assists), Eric Wedin (13 goals, four assists) and Adam Doneger (nine goals, eight assists).

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