Men's Week Ahead

March 07, 2007|By Gary Lambrecht

No. 4 Johns Hopkins (2-1)

Coming up -- vs. No. 18 Hofstra, Saturday, noon

Comment -- No top-tier team lost as much to graduation as Hofstra, now coached by former Hopkins assistant Seth Tierney. The Blue Jays are looking for revenge after last year's whipping in Long Island.

No. 7 Navy (3-0)

Coming up -- at Lehigh, Saturday, 1 p.m.; vs. Canisius, Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Comment -- The Midshipmen have outscored opponents 20-5 in the sec ond half and are holding them to 19.2 percent shooting overall. Fri day's 19-8 trouncing of North Caroli na marked their most goals scored against a ranked team in 17 years.

No. 10 Maryland (2-2)

Coming up -- at No. 11 Towson, Sat urday, 1 p.m.

Comment -- During their two-game losing streak to Georgetown and Duke, the Terps' starting midfield has managed two goals. Senior goalie Harry Alford (shoulder) has been cleared to practice.

No. 11 Towson (2-0)

Coming up -- vs. No. 10 Maryland, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment -- The Tigers are 5-23 and have dropped five straight against the Terps. If faceoff man Matt Eckerl re turns effectively after recovering from a concussion, Towson might celebrate for a change.

No. 19 UMBC (2-2)

Coming up -- vs. No. 16 Penn, Satur day, 1 p.m.

Comment -- With nine points in his first three games, freshman mid fielder Kyle Wimer is making an im mediate impact on a roster that needs a few young players to grow up quickly.

No. 20 Loyola (1-2)

Coming up -- vs. No. 1 Duke at Uni versity of San Diego, Saturday, 9:30 p.m.

Comment -- Coming off a dramatic 10-9 win at Penn State, the Grey hounds are taking much-needed con fidence out west. Junior attackman Shane Koppens (four goals, team-high eight assists) has come back strong from a wrist injury.

Mount St. Mary's (0-1)

Coming up -- vs. Bucknell, Satur day, 1 p.m.; at No. 5 Virginia, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Comment -- The Mountaineers need some complementary scorers to emerge in support of senior attack man and go-to guy Ben Mundorf.

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