College lacrosse: The week ahead for state men's teams

This week's Division I games for Md. teams

March 12, 2010|By Edward Lee

No. 6 Maryland (3-0)
Coming up: Vs. Towson, Saturday, 11 a.m., Byrd Stadium; vs. Pennsylvania, Monday, 3 p.m., Byrd Stadium

Comment: The Terps are 3-0 for the first time since 2006 and haven't been 4-0 since 2004. Junior attackman Grant Catalino had five goals and one assist in Maryland's 11-10 overtime win against No. 8 Duke last Saturday.

No. 7 Johns Hopkins (4-1)
Coming up: At No. 11 Hofstra, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Comment: The Blue Jays are 18-4 all time against the Pride, but all four losses have occurred on the road. Senior Michael Kimmel's 27-game scoring streak is the longest by a midfielder in Division I.

No. 10 Loyola (3-1)
Coming up: Vs. No. 8 Duke, Saturday, 3 p.m., Ridley Athletic Complex

Comment: The Greyhounds have lost seven of the past eight meetings with the Blue Devils, and the most recent victory was in 2007. Junior goalkeeper Jake Hagelin ranks eighth in the nation with a 7.64 goals-against average.

No. 12 Navy (3-2)
Coming up: At Lafayette, today, 7 p.m.; at Towson, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Comment: The Midshipmen have never lost to the Leopards in 10 meetings and resume a series with the Tigers that has been dormant since 1997. Senior midfielder Patrick Moran has had hat tricks in three games this season.

No. 19 UMBC (1-3)
Coming up: At No. 5 Princeton, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Retrievers have dropped the past three contests against the Tigers. With one goal and one assist in Tuesday's 16-10 loss to No. 7 Johns Hopkins, senior midfielder Kyle Wimer has at least one point in 23 consecutive games.

Mount St. Mary's (0-2)
Coming up: At Robert Morris, Tuesday, 3 p.m.

Comment: This is only the second meeting between these programs; the Mount won, 18-5, in 2005. Sophomore attackman Cody Lehrer leads the team in goals (seven) and points (eight), but fellow starters Brett Schmidt and Christian Kellett have combined for no goals and three assists.

Towson (0-2)
Coming up: At No. 6 Maryland, Saturday, 11 a.m.; vs. No. 12 Navy, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Johnny Unitas Stadium

Comment: The Tigers have dropped the past eight meetings with the Terps. Junior short-stick defensive midfielder Peter Mezzanotte leads the team in caused turnovers (three) and ranks third in ground balls (six).

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