No. 1 Maryland (5-0)
Coming up: Vs. Villanova, Friday, 7 p.m., Byrd Stadium; At Michigan, Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Comment: The Terps have not lost to the Wildcats in seven meetings and will face a future Big Ten opponent in the Wolverines for the first time. Junior midfielder Bryan Cole, who took just one shot in his first two seasons, has taken 14 in 2014, scoring four times and adding two assists.
No. 2 Johns Hopkins (5-0)
Coming up: Vs. No. 11 Syracuse, Saturday, noon, Homewood Field
Comment: The Blue Jays are 27-23-1 against the Orange, who have won six of the past seven contests in this series. With seven ground balls and two caused turnovers, junior defenseman Robert Enright has eclipsed last year's totals of six ground balls and one caused turnover.
No. 3 Loyola (5-1)
Coming up: Vs. Army, Saturday, 1 p.m., Ridley Athletic Complex; at Georgetown, Wednesday, 3 p.m.
Comment: The Greyhounds lost their only meeting with the Black Knights, in 1943, and are 30-6 against the Hoyas. Senior attackman Justin Ward's 86 career assists pushed him past Jim Blanding (84 from 1989 to 1992) for the most in program history.
No. 19 Towson (5-2)
Coming up: Vs. UMBC, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Johnny Unitas Stadium
Comment: The Tigers own a 29-15 advantage against the Retrievers and have won three of the past four games in the series. Sophomore defenseman Nick Gorman is tied with sophomore faceoff specialist Conor Pequigney (Archbishop Spalding) for the team lead in ground balls (21) and ranks third in caused turnovers (five).
Mount St. Mary's (0-6)
Coming up: Vs. Drexel, Saturday, noon Waldron Family Stadium
Comment: The Mountaineers have yet to pick up a win in five games against the Dragons. Sophomore attackman Bubba Johnson became the first player to post three points in one game when he compiled two goals and one assist in Sunday's 8-7 loss to Manhattan.
Coming up: At No. 18 Lehigh, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Comment: The Midshipmen have won 28 of 32 meetings, but the Mountain Hawks have been victorious in the past three. With 10 career goals, senior long-stick midfielder Pat Kiernan is tied with Zack Schroeder (2007-2010) as the top-scoring defenseman in Navy history.
Coming up: At High Point, Saturday, noon; at Towson, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Comment: The Retrievers defeated the Panthers, 16-11, on March 16, 2013, in the programs' only meeting. Sophomore midfielder Jack Gannon, who leads the team in assists (six) and is second in points (13), had no goals and one assist last year.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun