College Lacrosse

State Men's Week Ahead

April 17, 2009|By Edward Lee

No. 7 UMBC (9-2)

Coming up: At Hartford, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Retrievers have triumphed in all five meetings with the Hawks, outscoring their America East rivals 78-31. UMBC is 9-0 this season when attackman Matt Latham scores a goal.

No. 10 Johns Hopkins (5-4)

Coming up: Vs. No. 11 Navy, Saturday, 2 p.m., Homewood Field; at Towson, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Comment: The Blue Jays have flourished in April, compiling a 38-4 career record under coach Dave Pietramala. Defenseman Sam DeVore leads the team in caused turnovers with 13.

No. 11 Navy (9-3)

Coming up: At No. 10 Johns Hopkins, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Comment: The Midshipmen's hopes of ending a 35-game losing streak to the Blue Jays lie on their revived defense. Second-line midfielder Brian Striffler leads the team with an eight-game point streak.

No. 15 Maryland (7-5)

Coming up: At Pennsylvania, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

Comment: The Terps have won all nine meetings with the Quakers, outscoring Pennsylvania 69-29 since 2004. Despite being hampered by knee-ligament damage and shinsplints, Travis Reed leads Maryland with four man-up goals.

No. 19 Loyola (7-4)

Coming up: Vs. Fairfield, Saturday, 3 p.m., Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

Comment: The Greyhounds are 8-1 against the Stags and are a half game behind Massachusetts in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Second-line midfielder Chris Basler is third on the team in assists with eight.

Mount St. Mary's (3-7)

Coming up: At Siena, Saturday, 1 p.m.; at VMI, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Comment: The Mountaineers have split the past six contests with the Saints, but Siena has won the past three. Defenseman Russell Moncure is second on Mount St. Mary's with 11 caused turnovers.

Towson (5-7)

Coming up: At Delaware, Saturday, 1 p.m.; vs. No. 10 Johns Hopkins, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Johnny Unitas Stadium

Comment: The Tigers have had moderate success on the Blue Hens' home field in the past 10 years, going 4-2. Midfielder Will Harrington has scored at least one goal in four consecutive games.

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