The week ahead for state men's teams
No. 5 Johns Hopkins (2-0) Coming up: Vs. Siena, Sunday, noon, Homewood Field
Comment: The Blue Jays, who dispatched Manhattan a week ago, get another shot at a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe. Last year, the Jays held the Saints scoreless over a span of 45 minutes, 50 seconds to cement an 11-3 win.
No. 7 Maryland (1-0) Coming up:
At No. 9 Georgetown, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Comment: The Terps own a 7-2 advantage in the series, but the Hoyas have won two of the past three meetings, including last year's 13-10 decision. In that game, Maryland's attack duo of Will Yeatman and Grant Catalino was limited to a combined two goals by Georgetown's Barney Ehrmann and Eric Bicknese, respectively.
No. 10 Loyola (1-0) Coming up:
At Quinnipiac, Saturday, 1 p.m.; at Bellarmine, Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Comment: The Greyhounds' first season-opening win in six years gives them a chance for their first 2-0 start since 2003. Senior attackman Cooper MacDonnell's six goals in an 8-7 overtime victory over Navy on Saturday were the most since Dan Bauers scored six in a 12-6 win against St. John's on March 17, 2007.
No. 11 Navy (1-2) Coming up:
At Lehigh, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Comment: A reeling Midshipmen squad that has dropped two straight gets to face a Lehigh program that hasn't gained a victory in this series since 1913 - 24 consecutive games. Overcoming the loss of senior attackman Tim Paul (torn anterior cruciate ligament in right knee) is a priority.
No. 19 UMBC (0-1) Coming up:
Vs. Rutgers, Saturday, 3 p.m., UMBC Stadium
Comment: The Retrievers have had their hands full with the Scarlet Knights, winning just twice in their past five meetings. Freshman goalkeeper Adam Cohen gets his first career start and could benefit from the possible return of senior short-stick defensive midfielder Jordan Pierce (bruised arm).
Mount St. Mary's (0-1) Coming up:
At Jacksonville, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Comment: This is the first meeting between these two programs. Sophomore midfielder Cody Lehrer, who led the Mountaineers in goals with 15 last year, is at it again, having scored four in a 15-7 loss to No. 2 Virginia on Tuesday.
Towson (0-0) Coming up:
Vs. No. 17 Bucknell, Saturday, 1 p.m., Johnny Unitas
Comment: The Tigers have dominated this series, winning 11 of the past 12 meetings. But can Towson, with a retooled attack that has two new starters accompanying junior Tim Stratton, upend a Bison squad that took then-No. 1 Duke to overtime on Feb. 13?
The week ahead for state men's teams By Edward Lee