No. 12 BROWN (1-2) at No. 3 LOYOLA (5-0)

Site: Curley Field

Time: Noon

Outlook: Brown has defeated Loyola in seven of nine meetings, including the past four Curley Field matchups. The Greyhounds, who have defeated one ranked team in their five victories, have outscored opponents 55-10 in the first half. Senior G Tim McGeeney has a .769 save percentage. Brown has lost two straight, both on the road to Top 15 opponents (Duke and Hofstra).

No. 8 NORTH CAROLINA (4-2) at No. 4 MARYLAND (5-0)

Site: Byrd Stadium, College Park

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Maryland, the co-No. 4 team with Syracuse, could equal its best start in eight years and stop a 10-game losing streak to North Carolina. The Terps, who have allowed more than six goals only once, have defeated their two Top 10 opponents by a combined three goals. The freshman attack combination of Matt Hahn and Andrew Whipple has scored 24 of the Terps' 75 goals. North Carolina has one-goal losses to Princeton and Loyola and a one-goal win over Lehigh.

No. 4 SYRACUSE (2-2) at No. 14 TOWSON STATE (1-2)

Site: Minnegan Stadium

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: Both teams are trying to come out of skids. Towson State is off to its worst start since 1982. The Orangemen have lost back-to-back games for the first time since 1982. The Tigers are struggling offensively, averaging 10 goals per game.

VMI (4-0) at UMBC (3-3)

Site: UMBC Stadium

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: UMBC is looking to go above .500 for the first time this season. Matt Shearer leads the Retrievers with 10 goals and five assists. VMI, which is playing its first road game, has won with offense, scoring on 50 percent of its shots.

No. 20 DELAWARE (3-2) at No. 13 NAVY (3-2)

Site: Dewey Field, Annapolis

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: Navy has lost two of its past three games, falling to Duke by two goals; Rich Costello scored three goals for the Midshipmen. Delaware beat Hartford, 15-6, Tuesday. The Blue Hens' leading scorer, Anthony DiMarzo, had three goals and six assists. The Midshipmen have won all 11 games against Delaware.

No. 1 VIRGINIA (5-0) at No. 2 JOHNS HOPKINS (4-0)

Site: Homewood Field

Time: 2 p.m.

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)

Outlook: This matchup showcases the most explosive offenses in lacrosse. Hopkins, which is averaging 15.8 goals, is going for its first 5-0 start since 1989. The Blue Jays are 3-4 against No. 1 teams under coach Tony Seaman, but have won their past two meetings with the nation's top-ranked team. Virginia, ranked No. 1 for the first time in four seasons, has two road victories against opponents in the Top 5. The Cavaliers are averaging 16.6 goals. The Blue Jays have dominated the series, 46-13-1.

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