Division I men's lacrosse weekend roundup (April 25)

The weekend was a victorious one for all seven Division I men's lacrosse teams from Maryland.

No. 5 Maryland's 10-8 victory over Ohio State on Sunday, combined with No. 4 Yale's 14-13 overtime loss to No. 6 Albany, could move the Terps up in Monday's Cascade/Maverik media poll.


Despite wins by No. 7 Navy, No. 10 Johns Hopkins, No. 11 Loyola Maryland and No. 12 Towson, they might not jump a spot or two if Yale doesn't get penalized too badly. Mount St. Mary's and UMBC also enjoyed victories.

Here's how the area teams fared:


No. 5 Maryland

Record: 11-2, 4-0 Big Ten Conference

Previous result: Defeated Ohio State, 10-8, on Sunday

Highlight: After no goals and just one assist in Tuesday's 10-5 victory over No. 7 Navy, junior attackman Matt Rambo finished with two goals and three assists, and the Terps grabbed a share of the Big Ten regular-season title for the second year in a row.


Lowlight: Redshirt senior goalkeeper Kyle Bernlohr did not record his first save until there was 3:56 left in the second quarter, and injuries to freshman Austin Henningsen and sophomore Will Bonaparte forced the team to go to senior Andrew Walsh, who won six of 15 faceoffs.

Up next: Maryland will close out the regular season with a visit to No. 10 Johns Hopkins (8-4, 3-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

No. 7 Navy

Record: 10-3, 7-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Defeated Sacred Heart, 7-1, on Friday

Highlight: Senior goalkeeper John Connors made nine saves, and junior defenseman Chris Fennell has held his past three defensive assignments (No. 20 Army's Cole Johnson, No. 5 Maryland's Matt Rambo and the Pioneers' Alex Dodge) to one goal on 21 shots and has caused seven turnovers.

Lowlight: Their seven goals were the second-lowest total of the season. The Midshipmen also misfired on five of of 27 clears, an unusually high number for the disciplined group.

Up next: Host Navy will face No. 20 Army (8-5, 5-3), Lehigh (6-8, 4-4) or Holy Cross (4-10, 3-5) in the semifinals of the Patriot League tournament on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

No. 10 Johns Hopkins

Record: 8-4, 3-1 Big Ten

Previous result: Defeated Michigan, 19-13, on Saturday

Highlight: Five players on offense had four points each, and senior faceoff specialist Craig Madarasz won a career-high 17 of 27 draws to help the Blue Jays clinch a berth in the Big Ten tournament.

Lowlight: The team committed a game-worst 15 turnovers, and the defense allowed the Wolverines offense to post its second-biggest output of the season.

Up next: Johns Hopkins will welcome No. 5 Maryland (11-2, 4-0) to Homewood Field on Saturday at 2 p.m.

No. 11 Loyola Maryland

Record: 10-3, 7-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Defeated No. 20 Army, 12-6, on Friday

Highlight: With five goals on eight shots, senior attackman Zach Herreweyers has scored 12 goals on 21 attempts in his past three games. Freshman goalie Jacob Stover (McDonogh) had 12 saves to lift the team to the No. 2 seed in the Patriot League tournament and a spot in Friday's semifinals.

Lowlight: Junior Graham Savio and sophomore Mike Orefice combined to only split 22 faceoffs against Black Knights junior Dan Grabher and senior Alex Daly, but that didn't hurt the Greyhounds.

Up next: Loyola will meet Bucknell (9-4, 5-3), No. 20 Army (8-5, 5-3) or Lehigh (6-8, 4-4) in the semifinals of the Patriot League tournament on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

No. 12 Towson

Record: 11-2, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association

Previous result: Defeated Fairfield, 18-11, on Saturday

Highlight: Junior midfielder Mike Lynch (Boys' Latin) recorded five goals and one assist and senior attackman Spencer Parks (St. Paul's) chipped in three goals and two assists as the offense exploded for its largest output since an 18-12 rout of Penn on April 26, 2008.

Lowlight: The trio of sophomore Steven Stillwell, junior Alec Burckley and senior Pat Conroy couldn't keep the Stags from winning 19 of 32 faceoffs, and freshman Colin Burke torched the Tigers defense for five goals and two assists.

Up next: Towson will travel to Hofstra (9-4, 3-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m for a chance to lock up the top seed and home-field advantage in the CAA tournament.

Mount St. Mary's

Record: 6-7, 2-3 Northeast Conference

Previous result: Defeated Wagner, 7-3, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior goalkeeper Frankie McCarthy stopped 11 shots and junior attackman Spencer Smith scored two goals to keep alive the team's hopes for a spot in the NEC tournament.

Lowlight: The man-up offense whiffed on two opportunities and has converted just 31.6 percent (12 of 38) of its chances this spring.

Up next: Mount St. Mary's will visit St. Joseph's (9-3, 4-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m.


Record: 4-9, 1-4 America East Conference

Previous result: Defeated UMass Lowell, 9-8, in overtime Sunday

Highlight: Junior attackman Max Maxwell had two goals, including the game-winner just 30 seconds into the extra session, along with two assists, while freshman attackman Jack Andrews (St. Mary's) added two goals and three assists to propel the team to its first conference win.

Lowlight: The Retrievers lost 16 of 21 faceoffs and had to rally from three three-goal deficits to avoid their first winless season in the league since joining the America East for the 2004 season.

Up next: UMBC will finish the season with a home game against No. 6 Albany (10-2, 5-0) on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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