Week ahead in men's college lacrosse

February 24, 2011|By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun

No. 3 Maryland (1-0)

Coming up: Vs. No. 14 Georgetown, Saturday, 3 p.m., Byrd Stadium

Comment: The Terps have won eight of 10 meetings in this series, but they haven't beaten the Hoyas in College Park since 2005. Maryland had six first-time starters against Detroit Mercy, including redshirt freshman goalie Niko Amato, sophomore midfielder Owen Blye and senior defenseman Shane Hall.

No. 11 Johns Hopkins (2-0)

Coming up: Vs. Siena, Saturday, 1 p.m., Homewood Field

Comment: The Blue Jays are aiming for their third consecutive 3-0 start in the past four years against a Saints squad that is 0-2 against Johns Hopkins. Sophomore midfielder John Ranagan set a career high with three assists in the 18-5 win against Delaware on Tuesday.

No. 12 Loyola (1-0)

Coming up: At Towson, Saturday, noon

Comment: The Greyhounds are looking for their second straight 2-0 start. TheTigers have dropped the past three meetings in this series. Over that same span, senior goalkeeper Jake Hagelin is surrendering an average of just 7.3 goals and has made a combined 38 saves.

Mount St. Mary's (0-1)

Coming up: Idle

Comment: The Mountaineers got blitzed by No. 2 Virginia, which scored seven goals in the first quarter en route to a 22-6 thumping on Tuesday. Senior Ben Trapp provided a bright spot by winning 14 of 24 faceoffs (.583) against the Cavaliers.

Navy (1-1)

Coming up: At No. 16 North Carolina, tonight, 7:30

Comment: The Midshipmen, who have dropped three of the past four meetings, just might be catching the Tar Heels at a good time after they were ambushed by Ohio State on Saturday. Sophomore defenseman Peter Rogers leads the team in caused turnovers with six.

Towson (0-1)

Coming up: Vs. No. 12 Loyola, Saturday, noon, Johnny Unitas Stadium

Comment: Falling 10-6 to Johns Hopkins in the season opener wasn't all negative for the Tigers, who took heart in their effort. A suspect midfield actually outscored the attack, with senior Pat Britton scoring twice and junior Carl Iacona scoring once.

UMBC (1-0)

Coming up: Vs. Rutgers, Saturday, 1 p.m., UMBC Stadium

Comment: The Retrievers are looking for their fourth 2-0 start in the past six seasons against a Scarlet Knights squad that has split the past six meetings in this series. Junior attackman Rob Grimm recorded a career high when he assisted on three goals in the team's season-opening 16-10 victory over Presbyterian on Saturday.

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