No. 1 Loyola (12-1)
Coming up: Vs. Boston University, Saturday, noon; Ridley Athletic Complex; Vs. Bucknell, Thursday, 7 p.m., Ridley Athletic Complex
Comment: The Greyhounds will meet the Terriers and Bison for the first time as Patriot League rivals. With a team-high 20 caused turnovers this season, senior defensive midfielder Pat Laconi ranks third on the program's all-time list with 61.
No. 5 Maryland (9-1)
Coming up: At No. 9 Johns Hopkins, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Comment: The Terps trail 40-69-1 in their series with the Blue Jays but have won three of the last five meetings. Senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk's goal-scoring streak of 23 straight games is the program's second-longest run since 2004.
No. 9 Johns Hopkins (6-3)
Coming up: Vs. No. 5 Maryland, Saturday, 2 p.m., Homewood Field; At Mount St. Mary's, Monday, 4 p.m.
Comment: The Blue Jays have won all four games in their series with the Mountaineers. After going without a hat trick in the first 18 games of his career, sophomore midfielder Holden Cattoni has recorded a hat trick in each of his last two starts.
No. 20 Towson (8-3)
Coming up: Vs. Penn State, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Johnny Unitas Stadium
Comment: The Tigers own a 14-7 series lead over their Colonial Athletic Association foe, but the Nittany Lions have won three of the last four meetings. With one caused turnover in Saturday's 6-5 upset of then-No. 18 Massachusetts on Saturday, senior defenseman John Fennessy has caused 50 career turnovers, overtaking Fred Lee (49 from 2005 to 2008) for fourth place in program history.
Mount St. Mary's (0-12)
Coming up: At Bryant, Saturday, 1 p.m.; Vs. No. 9 Johns Hopkins, Monday, 4 p.m., Waldron Family Stadium
Comment: The Mountaineers are 2-4 against the Bulldogs but upended their Northeast Conference foe, 10-9, last spring. Sophomore goalkeeper Frankie McCarthy has recorded a 10.00 goals-against average and a .508 save percentage in three starts.
Coming up: At No. 13 Army, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Comment: The Midshipmen have a commanding 57-32-3 advantage against their Patriot League rival, but the Black Knights have won the last five meetings, their longest run of the series. With one goal in Saturday's 7-6 double-overtime loss to No. 1 Loyola, senior attackman Sam Jones became the seventh player in program history with 80 career goals and 50 assists.
Coming up: Vs. Hartford, Saturday, 3:30 p.m., UMBC Stadium
Comment: The Retrievers hold a 7-5 edge over their America East rival and have won two of the last three contests. With two points in Sunday's 13-7 loss to Binghamton, senior attackman Matt Gregoire now has 34 points, which surpasses his previous single-season high of 32 points set in 2013.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun