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Division I men's lacrosse weekend roundup (April 11)

All five Division I men's lacrosse teams from Maryland ranked in the most recent Cascade/Maverik media poll came out on the positive end this past weekend.

No. 5 Maryland, No. 6 Towson, No. 10 Navy, No. 15 Loyola Maryland and No. 16 Johns Hopkins scored wins. The Terps and Tigers remain undefeated in their respective conferences, the Midshipmen moved one step closer to capturing the Patriot League regular-season title and the right to host the league tournament, the Greyhounds clinched a berth in the Patriot League tourney, and the Blue Jays earned their first victory in the Big Ten Conference.

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Mount St. Mary's and UMBC lost but can turn things around when they clash Tuesday night.

Here's how the area teams fared:

No. 5 Maryland

Record: 8-2, 2-0 Big Ten

Previous result: Defeated No. 14 Penn State, 11-10, in overtime Sunday

Highlight: For the second game in a row, senior midfielder Bryan Cole scored the winning goal with 43 seconds left — this time, in the extra session — and redshirt senior goalkeeper Kyle Bernlohr made a game-high 14 saves to propel the team to its seventh consecutive win.

Lowlight: The Terps had to climb out of an 8-4 hole in the second quarter.

Up next: Maryland returns home for the first time since March 26 when No. 19 Rutgers (9-2, 2-0) visits Maryland Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m.

No. 6 Towson

Record: 10-1, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association

Previous result: Defeated Massachusetts, 11-8, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior attackman Spencer Parks (St. Paul's) had three goals and one assist and junior attackman Joe Seider (Hereford) scored three times as the team outscored the Minutemen 5-2 in the second half.

Lowlight: After a career outing against Drexel, junior faceoff specialist Alec Burckley went just 7-for-23, and the Tigers needed another second-half comeback in their second straight CAA game.

Up next: Towson will welcome Delaware (4-8, 1-1) to Johnny Unitas Stadium at noon Saturday.

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No. 10 Navy

Record: 8-2, 6-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Defeated Colgate, 16-9, on Saturday

Highlight: Sophomores Jack Ray and Casey Rees (Boys' Latin) had two goals and a career-high four assists and three goals, respectively, to power the team to its largest offensive output of the season.

Lowlight: The Midshipmen fell into an early 2-0 hole but used an 8-0 run to wipe out that deficit and extend their home winning streak to five games for the first time since 2005.

Up next: Navy will close out the conference portion of its schedule with a visit to Army (8-3, 5-1) at noon Saturday.

No. 15 Loyola Maryland

Record: 8-3, 5-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Defeated Lehigh, 11-10, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior attackman Zach Herreweyers came off the bench to score three goals and add one assist, and freshman goalie Jacob Stover (McDonogh) made 14 saves to extend the team's winning streak to four games.

Lowlight: The absence of senior midfielder Tyler Albrecht is worrisome, but fifth-year senior Jeff Chase (Boys' Latin) scored two goals in the first start of his career.

Up next: Loyola will host Boston University (8-4, 3-3) at Ridley Athletic Complex at noon Saturday.

No. 16 Johns Hopkins

Record: 6-4, 1-1 Big Ten

Previous result: Defeated Ohio State, 13-12, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior attackman Ryan Brown (Calvert Hall) led the way with three goals and one assist and sophomore goalie Brock Turnbaugh (Hereford) turned aside 13 shots, but the return of coach Dave Pietramala from a four-game absence after surgery to treat a lower-back infection might have the been the best sight of all for Blue Jays fans.

Lowlight: The team committed 13 turnovers to Ohio State's eight and threw four faceoff specialists at Buckeyes junior Jake Withers, winning just 10 of 28 draws.

Up next: Johns Hopkins will hit the road for the fourth time in five games and visit No. 14 Penn State (7-4, 1-1) on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Mount St. Mary's

Record: 5-4, 1-1 Northeast Conference

Previous result: Lost to Bucknell, 15-10, on Friday

Highlight: The play of Chris DiPretoro was perhaps the only bright spot, as the freshman attackman recorded career highs in goal (six) and points (seven).

Lowlight: The Mountaineers squandered a 10-8 lead with 6:17 left in the third quarter, the faceoff unit lost 21 of 28 draws, and the defense didn't give senior goalie Frankie McCarthy (six saves) much help.

Up next: Mount St. Mary's will welcome UMBC (2-7) to Waldron Family Stadium on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

UMBC

Record: 2-7, 0-3 America East Conference

Previous result: Lost to Hartford, 10-4, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior attackman Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) and senior midfielder Jack Gannon each scored two goals, and junior goalkeeper Ruston Souder (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel) stopped 10 shots.

Lowlight: The offense was limited to its lowest goal output of the season, and the Retrievers find themselves perilously close to missing the America East tournament for the second straight year.

Up next: UMBC will travel to Mount St. Mary's (5-4) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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