Maryland climbs to No. 5 Virginia remains No. 1


It was reported incorrectly yesterday that Johns Hopkins' lacrosse game against Syracuse on Saturday will be played at Homewood Field. The game is at Syracuse.

The Sun regrets the errors.

The University of Maryland (3-0) has climbed from No. 7 to No. 5 in The Sun's lacrosse poll, thanks to a 17-16 win over Towson State on Saturday.

Virginia remains No. 1, followed by North Carolina, Loyola and Syracuse.

"Beating Towson was a very big win for us," said Terps coach Dick Edell. "But we don't have much time to savor it. We can't afford to sit back and admire what we did. We have to play C.W. Post [1-1] on Saturday up there [Greenvale, N.Y.], and Post is a very good team. We were losing by two goals to them late in the game two years ago and rallied to win."

Edell hopes to have attackman Mark Douglas, who had to leave the Towson game with rib and thigh injuries early in the fourth quarter, back in action to face the Pioneers.

"Douglas hurt his ribs in the third quarter, but said he could go back in," said Edell. "Then he got a stick across the thigh and had a big contusion. He was hobbling."

C.W. Post, which was 0-11 last year, opened its season with an 11-8 win over Harvard, then lost to Brown, 18-8, Sunday.

Saturday, the big game is between No. 4 Syracuse (2-1) and No. 8 Johns Hopkins (2-1) at 7:30 p.m. at Homewood Field.

Two northern teams that could be NCAA tournament possibilities, Cornell and Massachusetts, will be in town this week to play exhibition games. Cornell will play Maryland LC tonight, and UMass will meet Mount Washington Club at Norris Field at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

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