No. 2 Johns Hopkins (5-0)

Coming up: Vs. UMBC, Saturday, 4 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium

Comment: The Blue Jays have never lost to the Retrievers, going 9-0 against their in-state rivals. Junior attackman Zach Palmer has registered two goals and four assists in the past two games without senior attackman Chris Boland (shoulder) and freshman attackman Wells Stanwick (unspecified).

No. 5 Maryland (3-1)

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

Comment: The Terps have never played the Red Foxes. In his past 10 quarters, junior Curtis Holmes has won 17 of 47 faceoffs compared with going 30-for-37 in the first six quarters of the season.

No. 17 Loyola (3-0)

Coming up: Vs. No. 8 Duke, Saturday, noon

Comment: The Greyhounds have lost the past five games and nine of the past 10 to the Blue Devils. Loyola has converted nine of 12 extra-man opportunities this season, including going 4-for-4 in Wednesday night's 15-8 victory over Michigan.

Mount St. Mary's (1-2)

Coming up: Vs. VMI, Saturday, 1 p.m.; At Georgetown, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Comment: The Mountaineers are 16-2 against the Keydets and have won the past six meetings. Mount St. Mary's is looking to avoid its first three-game losing streak since 2009.

Navy (1-3)

Coming up: At Lafayette, Saturday, noon; At Towson, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Comment: The Midshipmen have won 12 of 13 games in this series, with the lone setback in Easton, Pa., in 2010. Sophomore attackman Sam Jones leads all offensive players in ground balls (16) but also turnovers (13).

Towson (2-2)

Coming up: Vs. Navy, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Comment: The Tigers are idle this weekend before meeting the Midshipmen, who have lost three of the last five contests in this series. Sophomore midfielder Thomas DeNapoli, who scored four goals last season, has already scored seven thus far.

UMBC (2-2)

Coming up: Vs. No. 2 Johns Hopkins, Saturday, 4 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium

Comment: The Retrievers hope to ride the wave stemming from Tuesday night's 8-7 upset of No. 5 Maryland. Junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen's .564 save percentage is up from his career high of .427 in 2010.

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