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UMBC men's lacrosse bracing for Johns Hopkins without midfielder Jack Gannon

UMBC men's lacrosse bracing for Johns Hopkins without midfielder Jack Gannon

It’s not a stretch to opine that UMBC must play well on many fronts if it hopes to pull off an upset of No. 6 Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 1 p.m. at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville.

That task might be harder as the Retrievers are planning to open their season without midfielder Jack Gannon because of an unspecified injury. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior registered 17 goals and eight assists last spring as a starter, but coach Don Zimmerman said he does not anticipate that Gannon will be cleared by the university’s medical staff before Saturday.

“Jack’s not ready to play,” Zimmerman said Wednesday morning. “… Right now,...

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