The Week Ahead

March 06, 2009|By EDWARD LEE

No. 4 UMBC (3-1)

Coming up: Vs. No. 6 Princeton, tonight, 8, UMBC Stadium

Comment: The Retrievers and Tigers haven't met in a regular-season contest since 1990. Junior midfielder Kyle Wimer is tied for first on the team with 11 goals and has collected a team-best 19 ground balls.

No. 7 Maryland (3-1)

Coming up: At Towson, tomorrow, 2 p.m.

Comment: The Terps have owned this series, winning the past seven and 25 of 30 overall. Sophomore attackman Grant Catalino, who leads the team in assists (nine) and points (16), has scored a point in 17 consecutive games.

No. 8 Johns Hopkins (2-1)

Coming up: Vs. No. 9 Hofstra, tomorrow, noon, Homewood Field

Comment: The Blue Jays won't need much motivation against the Pride, which upset them in an 8-7 overtime thriller last year. Hopkins must avoid penalties; 17 have come in the past two games.

No. 17 Navy (3-2)

Coming up: Vs. Lafayette, tomorrow, noon, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium; at Lehigh, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Comment: The Midshipmen's 6-2 win over Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday gave coach Richie Meade his 150th career victory. Junior attackman Brendan Connors overtook junior attackman Tim Paul for the team lead in goals.

No. 19 Loyola (3-1)

Coming up: At No. 14 Duke, tomorrow, 2:30 p.m.; vs. Bryant, Tuesday, 3 p.m., Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

Comment: The Greyhounds conclude a three-game road trip against the Blue Devils, who knocked them out of the NCAA tournament last season. Junior John Schiavone ranks 12th in the nation with a .592 faceoff percentage.

Mount St. Mary's (0-2)

Coming up: Vs. Bryant, Sunday, 1 p.m., Waldron Family Stadium

Comment: The Mountaineers have limited Virginia and Navy to season lows in goals. Senior attackman Zack Greer and the Bulldogs have scored 14.5 goals per game this season.

Towson (1-2)

Coming up: Vs. No. 7 Maryland, tomorrow, 2 p.m., Johnny Unitas Stadium

Comment: The Tigers are in danger of starting 1-3 for the third time since 2003. Sophomore midfielder Peter Mezzanotte, who scored his first career goal in a loss to Denver on Sunday, leads the team with six caused turnovers.

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