The week ahead for state men's college lacrosse teams

April 28, 2011

NO. 4 JOHNS HOPKINS (10-2)

Coming up: Vs. No. 18 Loyola, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Comment: The Blue Jays have dominated this series, winning 45 of 48 meetings and taking the past 11 games against the Greyhounds.

NO. 6 MARYLAND (10-3)

Coming up: Idle

Comment: With Sunday's 11-9 victory over Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship, the Terps collected their fourth conference tournament crown in 11 attempts.

NO. 18 LOYOLA (8-3)

Coming up: At No. 4 Johns Hopkins, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Comment: The Greyhounds clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament at Denver and will face Fairfield, the No. 3 seed, in the semifinal round.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-5)

Coming up: Vs. Bryant, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: No matter what happens against the Bulldogs, the Mountaineers have clinched at least a share of the Northeast Conference regular-season title and the top seed and home-field advantage throughout the conference tournament.

NAVY (4-9)

Coming up: Season completed

Comment: The Midshipmen, who lost their fifth straight contest, finished the year with the most losses in a single season under coach Richie Meade since he took over the program prior to the 1995 campaign.

TOWSON (2-10)

Coming up: Vs. St Joseph's, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Comment: The Tigers' first meeting with the Hawks will determine whether the team matches the longest losing streak in school history, set in 1975 at seven games.

UMBC (6-5)

Coming up: At Hartford, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Comment: The Retrievers own a 5-2 lead in this series, but the Hawks have won the past two meetings.

Edward Lee

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