College Lacrosse Report


JOHNS HOPKINS (3-1) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. No. 1 Virginia Saturday (2 p.m.) at Homewood Field.

* FACEOFFS: Johns Hopkins upset three-time defending champion Syracuse, 18-12, Saturday night before 10,976 in the Carrier Dome . . . Syracuse went into the game ranked No. 6, Hopkins No. 7; in yesterday's coaches' poll, Hopkins moved to No. 5 and Syracuse dropped to No. 9 . . . Matt Panetta had three goals and three assists as the Blue Jays put the game away with six straight goals in the fourth quarter . . . Hopkins coach Tony Seaman said his Syracuse counterpart, Roy Simmons, seemed BTC "shocked by the number of goals we scored. Forty-one shots and 18 goals, not bad." . . . Syracuse had won 26 straight home games, and was 61-3 in the Dome . . . The only other schools ever to beat the Orange in the Dome were Cornell in 1981 and 1987 and Cortland State (Seaman's alma mater) in 1982 . . .

Seaman was 0-for-11 against Syracuse in nine years as a head coach. "We're trying to get better every week," Seaman said, "and this was certainly a step in the right direction." . . . Wryly, he added, "Now, in this cakewalk of a schedule we have, we get to play No. 1 Virginia."

LOYOLA (4-1)

* WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Brown Saturday (2 p.m.) at Curley Field.

* FACEOFFS: Attackman Chris Colbeck matched a career high with six goals in the Greyhounds' 20-4 rout of Notre Dame . . . Kevin Beach and Fred Haas each scored three . . . Loyola outscored Notre Dame this year and last, 38-7 . . . Loyola is ranked third behind Virginia and Carolina.

MARYLAND (4-0) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Ohio State tomorrow (3 p.m.) and North Carolina Saturday (1 p.m.), both at Denton Field, College Park.

* FACEOFFS: Senior Rob Wurzburger is 19 goals shy of Frank Urso's all-time school record of 127 after scoring three in Maryland's 13-9 win over C.W. Post . . . Wurzburger has 108, placing him No. 3 behind Urso, Pete Worstell (126) and Jim Wilkerson (117) . . . Blake Wynot also had three goals and Mark Douglas added two plus four assists.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-2) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Ohio State Thursday (3:30 p.m.) and Drexel Saturday (2 p.m.), both at Emmitsburg.

* FACEOFFS: The Mount's winning streak was snapped at three in a 19-6 loss to St. John's.

NAVY (4-2)

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

* FACEOFFS: Four key Navy players were hurt in the 16-8 victory over Delaware and are questionable for the Duke game -- John Duthie (ribs), John Quinn (hamstring), Joe Dondero (knee) and Carl Nease (hamstring) . . . Dondero might have the most serious injury; he spent the last part of Saturday's game on crutches . . . "This could be a tough situation the next three or four weeks," said coach Bryan Matthews, whose 12th-ranked Middies face No. 13 Army and No. 6 Maryland after 18th-ranked Duke . . . Dennis Nealon led Navy with five goals and three assists and has nine and 11 in the last two games . . . Asked what he fed Nealon for breakfast, Matthews said, "He likes French toast. We'll definitely give him dinner tonight." . . . John Wunder, a sophomore from Fallston, led Delaware with three goals . . . The Blue Hens are 0-8 lifetime against Navy.

TOWSON STATE (1-1) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Penn State Wednesday (3 p.m.) at Minnegan Stadium; at C.W. Post Saturday (1 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: The No. 10 Tigers have been idle since their one-point loss to Maryland nine days ago.

UMBC (4-1) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Duke Wednesday (3:30 p.m.); at West Chester Saturday (2 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: Coach Dick Watts says UMBC "hasn't been 4-1 since the Mayflower came over," but it hasn't been quite that long . . . The Retrievers opened 4-1 two years ago, but finished 6-8 . . . They could be on their way to their first winning season since 1981 . . . UMBC beat Radford, 23-6, and VMI, 10-8, in its tournament . . . "Duke will be a good test for us," Watts said. "Our goals are to have a winning season and to win games against credible opponents like Duke, Delaware and Penn State." . . . UMBC broke an 8-8 fourth-quarter tie against VMI as Brian Lamey and Sam Walker scored the final two goals.


* FACEOFFS: Salisbury State (4-0) is ranked No. 2 in the latest Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches' poll . . . Washington College, which hasn't had a losing season since 1980, is 1-4 after a 7-3 loss to Alfred. Still, the Shoremen are ranked No. 11 in the Division III poll . . . Former Calvert Hall star Kevin Pehlke has 38 points for No. 1 and 6-0 Virginia after collecting four goals and two assists in the 20-8 pounding of Hobart.

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