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The week ahead for Maryland teams

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No. 11 Maryland (1-0)

Coming up: vs. UMBC, Saturday, noon, Byrd Stadium

Comment: The Terps have won 26 of 34 meetings, but last year's game was canceled due to snow. Senior Niko Amato made seven saves in last Saturday's 16-3 rout of Mount St. Mary's to up his total to 480, moving into sole possession of third place on the school's career saves list.

No. 13 Johns Hopkins (1-0)

Coming up: vs. No. 18 Towson, Saturday, 4 p.m., Homewood Field

Comment: The host Blue Jays are 17-3 in February and have won 13 straight games in the month. Junior faceoff specialist Drew Kennedy set career highs in both wins (18-of-22) and ground balls (13) in last Sunday's 10-9 triple overtime decision against then-No. 13 Ohio State.

No. 14 Loyola (0-1)

Coming up: at No. 12 Penn State, Saturday, 1 p.m.; vs. Towson, Wednesday, 3 p.m., Ridley Athletic Complex

Comment: The Greyhounds are 23-26-1 against the Nittany Lions and 28-26 against the Tigers. In addition to tying for the team lead in points with three in last Thursday's 14-13 overtime loss to No. 10 Virginia, senior attackman Nikko Pontrello paced Loyola with a team-high five ground balls.

No. 18 Towson (1-0)

Coming up: at No. 15 Johns Hopkins, Saturday, 4 p.m.; at No. 14 Loyola, Wednesday, 3 p.m.

Comment: The visiting Tigers have dropped their last 18 contests to the Blue Jays and last six games to the Greyhounds. Freshman attackman Joe Seider marked his collegiate debut in last Saturday's 11-8 win against High Point with three goals and one assist.

Navy (1-0)

Coming up: vs. Georgetown, Saturday, noon, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Comment: The host Midshipmen are 1-8 in their last nine against the Hoyas, but Georgetown opened its season Wednesday, while Navy hasn't played since Saturday. Senior attackman Sam Jones' 10-point outburst (four goals, six assists) in an 18-5 walloping of VMI was the most by a Navy player since March 20, 1991 when Dennis Nealon registered 12 points (four goals, eight assists) against Washington College.

UMBC (0-0)

Coming up: at No. 11 Maryland, Saturday, noon

Comment: The Retrievers are 8-26 against the Terps, but have won four of the last six meetings. It will be interesting to see whether sophomore midfielder and 2013 America East Rookie of the Year Pat Young (32 goals, seven assists) draws the attention of Maryland 6-foot-5, 210-pound senior Michael Ehrhardt or fleet-footed junior Goran Murray.

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