* WHAT'S AHEAD: At Syracuse Saturday (7:30 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: Attackman Matt Panetta leads Hopkins in scoring (six goals, seven assists) after pumping in four goals in Saturday's 13-5 victory over Rutgers . . . The game was tied at 5-5 midway through the third quarter, but the Blue Jays scored the final eight goals.

LOYOLA (3-1)

* WHAT'S AHEAD: At Notre Dame Saturday (2 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: Loyola nipped Princeton (4-1), 10-9, yesterday to win its fourth straight invitational tournament and sixth in 11 years . . . Sean Smith was named tournament MVP after collecting four goals, two assists and a gang of ground balls . . . Said coach Dave Cottle, "Sean epitomizes the team player." . . . The Greyhounds have captured their last three invitationals by a total of four goals . . . Attendance for the two-day event was 5,141, including 3,382 yesterday . . . In the consolation game, Penn State (2-3) beat Ohio Wesleyan (0-3), 14-7.


* WHAT'S AHEAD: At C.W. Post Saturday (1 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: The Terps hope Mark Douglas' body will allow him to play against C.W. Post. Near the end of Maryland's 17-16 triumph over Towson State, the senior attackman, who had three goals, suffered bruised ribs and then a thigh contusion . . . Rob Wurzburger's first goal was No. 100 of his career; he then added five more . . . A Maryland key was Andy Claxton's 26-11 edge in faceoffs. Said Terp coach Dick Edell: "Towson was frustrated to the point where they conceded Andy the ball and put in a guy with a long pole, hoping they could take it away from us that way." . . . The game ended with Maryland defenseman Brian Burlace taking the ball from Towson middie Rob Shek -- "the way you like to see it end, our best against their best," Edell said.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (3-1) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Dartmouth Wednesday (3:30 p.m.) at Emmitsburg; at St. John's Saturday (2 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: The Mount decisioned Notre Dame, 12-9, as senior midfielder Jerry Townes collected three goals and three assists . . . The Mount trailed at halftime, but erupted for 10 goals after that.

NAVY (1-2) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Washington College Wednesday (3:30 vs. Delaware Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at Annapolis.

* FACEOFFS: The Mids spread it out evenly, scoring two goals in each period to edge Penn, 8-7 . . . Senior Dennis Nealon scored four goals, including the game-winner with 3:19 left.

TOWSON STATE (1-1) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Idle this week; vs. Penn State March 27 (3 at Minnegan Stadium.

* FACEOFFS: Attackman Glenn Smith, Towson's career goals leader (110), and starting midfielder Lindsay Dixon will rejoin the team after a two-game suspension for academic deficiencies uncovered by the school's self-audit . . . Rob Shek scored five goals in the Tigers' 17-16 loss to Maryland before 2,500 at Minnegan Stadium . . . Towson now trails in the rivalry, 10-1 . . . Chris Dail, who transferred to Maryland after a year at Towson to play for his godfather, Dick Edell, had four goals for the Terps.

UMBC (1-1) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Michigan State tomorrow (3 p.m.) at home; UMBC Tournament Friday (Ohio State vs. VMI at noon, UMBC vs. Radford at 3) and Saturday (Ohio State vs. Radford at noon, UMBC vs. VMI at 3).

* FACEOFFS: Admitting he "must have overestimated" his team, UMBC coach Dick Watts watched the Retrievers bow to Hofstra, 12-8 . . . Brian Duncan and Matt Pfeiler each scored two goals.


,22p6 * FACEOFFS: Washington College (1-2) was stung by Springfield, 16-15 in overtime, despite six goals by Jed Cronin and four by Greg Rupert . . . Eric Ungleich had four goals and four assists in unbeaten (3-0) Salisbury State's 24-7 romp past Western Maryland (0-1).

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