Week ahead for state men's lacrosse

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

No. 6 Maryland (6-1)

Coming up: Vs. No. 7 North Carolina, Saturday, noon, Byrd Stadium

Comment: The Terps have won eight of the past 10 meetings, but the Tar Heels have been victorious in two of the past three contests. Sophomore attackman Owen Blye set a career high in goals (three) and points (five) in his second straight start for senior Travis Reed (shoulder) in Sunday's 11-4 rout of St. Joseph's.

No. 9 Johns Hopkins (5-2)

Coming up: Vs. No. 2 Virginia, Saturday, 2 p.m., Homewood Field

Comment: No team has haunted the Blue Jays more than the Cavaliers, who have won the past six meetings and 10 of the past 14. Sophomore goalkeeper Pierce Bassett leads Division I in both goals-against average (5.01) and save percentage (.683).

Loyola (3-3)

Coming up: At Mount St. Mary's, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: Losses to Denver and Air Force have saddled the Greyhounds with their first 1-2 start in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Despite being held scoreless by the Falcons on Saturday, sophomore attackman Mike Sawyer is still tied for third in the country in goals per game (3.0).

Mount St. Mary's (3-3)

Coming up: Vs. Loyola, Saturday, 1 p.m., Waldron Family Stadium

Comment: The Mountaineers are 3-8 against the Greyhounds, but these teams haven't met since Feb. 23, 2003. Junior attackman Cody Lehrer has scored 14 goals in three games after recording just two in the first three.

Navy (4-4)

Coming up: Vs. Colgate, Saturday, noon, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Comment: The Midshipmen lead the all-time series, 10-3, but have won the past two by just a single goal each. Senior midfielder Andy Warner's seven assists in two contests last week moved him to 16th place in school history with 47 career assists.

Towson (2-4)

Coming up: At No. 13 Delaware, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Tigers have won three of the past four meetings, but they haven't forgotten falling to the Blue Hens in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament final last May. Senior defenseman Marc Ingerman, who limited Stony Brook senior attackman Tom Compitello to a lone assist in the Tiger's 9-8 upset win last Saturday, might shadow Delaware junior attackman Grant Kaleikau.

UMBC (1-4)

Coming up: Vs. Quinnipiac, Saturday, 3:30 p.m., UMBC Stadium

Comment: The Retrievers have won the previous two meetings, but they haven't faced the Bobcats since 2005. Junior defenseman Tim Shaeffer and sophomore midfielder Neill Lewnes are tied for the team lead in caused turnovers with five each.

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