The week ahead for Maryland men's teams

  • Loyola's Nikko Pontrello tries to get by Towson's Mike Lowe in the first half in February.
Loyola's Nikko Pontrello tries to get by Towson's… (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun )
March 06, 2014

No. 1 Maryland (4-0)

Coming up: at Stony Brook, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Terps have beaten the Seawolves in 2003 and 2013 by a combined score of 31-11. Senior long-stick midfielder Michael Ehrhardt recorded five ground balls and three caused turnovers as a member of the close defense in last year's meeting with Stony Brook.

No. 3 Johns Hopkins (4-0)

Coming up: at UMBC, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Blue Jays are undefeated in 11 meetings with the Retrievers. With five goals and three assists in Saturday's 15-9 pasting of then-No. 6 Princeton, sophomore attackman Ryan Brown has compiled 19 points (12 goals and seven assists) — all of which have already surpassed last year's totals of seven goals, four assists and 11 points.

No. 5 Loyola Maryland (4-1)

Coming up: vs. No. 6 Duke, Sunday, 6 p.m., Ridley Athletic Complex

Comment: The Greyhounds are 10-16 in the series, and the Blue Devils knocked off Loyola in the regular season and first round of the NCAA tournament. A week after senior attackman Brian Schultz registered a career-high three goals in a 16-4 win against Holy Cross, senior midfielder Kevin Ryan set a career best with five goals in Saturday's 14-7 victory over No. 17 Lehigh.

No. 18 Towson (3-2)

Coming up: at Marist, Friday, 7 p.m.; vs. Navy, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Johnny Unitas Stadium

Comment: Junior defenseman JoJo Ostrander, who is tied with senior defenseman John Fennessy for the team lead in caused turnovers (seven), scored his first career goal in Saturday's 9-1 rout of Mount St. Mary's.

Mount St. Mary's (0-5)

Coming up: at Manhattan, Sunday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Mountaineers have won four of the last seven contests against the Jaspers. Twelve different players have scored at least one goal thus far.

Navy (2-2)

Coming up: vs. Lafayette, Friday, 7 p.m., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium; at Towson, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Comment: The Midshipmen are 14-1 against the Leopards and 8-4 against the Tigers. With six goals in Saturday's 21-12 thumping of Holy Cross, sophomore atttackman T.J. Hanszche joined Taylor Harris as the only players to record six tallies against a Patriot League opponent.

UMBC (2-1)

Coming up: vs. No. 3 Johns Hopkins, Saturday, 1 p.m., Retrievers Stadium; Vs. Mercer, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Retrievers Stadium

Comment: The Retrievers are seeking their first 3-1 start since 2009. Junior short-stick defensive midfielder Kevin McDonough scored his first career goal and caused a game-high three turnovers in Saturday's 14-5 dismantling of Richmond.

Edward Lee

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