By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun
6:23 PM EST, February 7, 2013
No. 3 Maryland (0-0)
Coming up: Vs. Mount St. Mary's, Tuesday, 5 p.m., Byrd Stadium
Comment: The Terps have won their past 19 season openers. Fifth-year senior midfielder Jake Bernhardt, who sat out last year after breaking his collarbone, is expected to play.
No. 5 Johns Hopkins (0-0)
Coming up: Vs. Siena, Friday, 5 p.m., Homewood Field
Comment: The Blue Jays have never lost to the Saints in four meetings and are 13-3 in February. Will senior midfielder John Greeley start after undergoing anterior cruciate ligament surgery in April, or will senior Lee Coppersmith join senior John Ranagan and junior Rob Guida on the first line?
Mount St. Mary's (0-0)
Coming up: At No. 3 Maryland, Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Comment: The Mountaineers have never beaten the Terps in nine attempts. But Mount St. Mary's welcomes back a trio of redshirt seniors in attackman Cody Lehrer (Dulaney), midfielder Eric Ososki and long-stick midfielder Mark Burns, who all agreed to sit out last season and return this year in a bid to help the Mount win the Northeast Conference tournament, which comes with an automatic qualifier for the NCAA tournament for the first time.
Coming up: Vs. VMI, Saturday, noon
Comment: The Midshipmen have won 11 straight season openers, including a 14-7 rout of the Keydets last year. Senior goalkeeper Nolan Hickey will make his first career start.
Coming up: At High Point, today, 3 p.m.
Comment: The Tigers are 1-4 in their past five season openers, with the one victory coming last year against Jacksonville. In their first game as a Division I program, the Panthers lost at home to Delaware, 12-10, on Saturday.
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