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UMBC men's lacrosse to meet third ranked opponent in as many games Saturday

UMBC men's lacrosse to meet third ranked opponent in as many games Saturday

Ryan Moran could have eased into his first year as UMBC men's lacrosse coach, but he welcomed the chance to open 2017 against reigning national champion North Carolina, which fell from No. 1 to No. 3 in the most recent Maverik media poll.

The degree of difficulty for the Retrievers (0-2) remained high after Saturday’s game at No. 5 Johns Hopkins, and that continues with another road contest against No. 16 Richmond on Saturday. But Moran is not shrinking away from what is arguably the toughest schedule in the country through three games.

“It’s plenty difficult,” he said Tuesday morning. “I think it’s a testament to [former] coach...

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