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No. 4 Hopkins (1-0)

Coming up: Vs. No. 19 Princeton, tomorrow, noon, M&T; Bank Stadium; at No. 5 UMBC, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Comment: Thus begins a treacherous stretch against six ranked teams, five in the top 10. Sophomore attackman Kyle Wharton, who had four goals all last season, scored three in the season opener.

No. 5 UMBC (2-0)

Coming up: Vs. No. 15 Colgate, tomorrow, 1 p.m., UMBC Stadium; vs. No. 4 Johns Hopkins, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., UMBC Stadium

Comment: The Retrievers are attempting to open the season with three consecutive wins for the first time since 2001. UMBC's top midfield line of seniors Alex Hopmann and Peet Poillon and junior Kyle Wimer rank 1-2-3 in scoring.

No. 8 Maryland (2-1)

Coming up: Vs. No. 14 Duke, tomorrow, 2:30 p.m., M&T; Bank Stadium

Comment: The Terps lead the all-time series 54-17 but have dropped four of the past six meetings. Junior Bryn Holmes (McDonogh) has won 35 of 43 faceoffs this season, but Blue Devils senior Sam Payton won 14 of 19 last year.

No. 9 Navy (2-1)

Coming up: At No. 20 Bucknell, tomorrow, 1 p.m.; at Mount St. Mary's, Tuesday, 3 p.m.

Comment: The Midshipmen wrap up a stretch of three consecutive games on the road. Twenty-one of Navy's 29 goals have been assisted, with sophomore attackman Andy Warner posting a team-high five assists.

No. 18 Loyola (1-1)

Coming up: At Penn State, tomorrow, 1 p.m.; at Siena, Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Greyhounds embark on a three-game road trip. The Saints upset Loyola, 5-4, in Baltimore last season, but senior attackman Shane Koppens is eligible to play.

Mount St. Mary's (0-1)

Coming up: Vs. No. 9 Navy, Tuesday, 3 p.m., Waldron Family Stadium

Comment: The Mountaineers are young - as evidenced by the team starting three freshmen on attack and two more on the first midfield in Tuesday's 10-2 season-opening loss to No. 1 Virginia.

Towson (0-1)

Coming up: Vs. Air Force, tomorrow, 1 p.m.; vs. No. 12 Denver, Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

Comment: The Tigers play back-to-back contests as part of the Pioneer Face-Off Classic in Denver. Freshman attackmen Matt Lamon (St. Mary's) and Sean Maguire (Calvert Hall) each scored two goals in their college debuts Saturday.

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