Towson's Tyler White, No. 2, stops a shot by Denver's Zach Miller during the first half of Sunday's game at Denver.
Towson's Tyler White, No. 2, stops a shot by Denver's Zach Miller during the first half of Sunday's game at Denver. (AAron Ontiveroz / HANDOUT)

Five Division I teams from Maryland entered the NCAA tournament and four are still in contention.

No. 7 seed Loyola Maryland kicked things off with a victory over Duke on Saturday, and No. 1 seed Maryland, Towson and Navy collected wins on Sunday. So four of the eight teams left in the next weekend's quarterfinals are from the state.


Johns Hopkins was the only area program that got bounced from the postseason. The Blue Jays were dominated by No. 5 seed Brown.

Here's how the area teams fared:

No. 1 Maryland

Record: 15-2

Result: Def. Quinnipiac, 13-6, on Sunday

Highlight: Freshman Austin Henningsen won 82.4 percent (14-of-17) of his faceoffs and picked up a game-best seven ground balls, and senior midfielders Bryan Cole and Henry West and junior attackman Matt Rambo each recorded a hat trick for the top-seeded Terps' 14th consecutive win.

Lowlight: The man-up offense whiffed on two opportunities, but both occurred in the second half when the team pretty much had the game in hand.

Up next: Maryland will meet No. 8 seed and Atlantic Coast Conference tournament champion Syracuse (12-4) in an NCAA quarterfinal at noon Saturday at Brown Stadium in Providence.

No. 7 Loyola Maryland

Record: 13-3

Result: Def. No. 9 Duke, 16-11, on Saturday

Highlight: Freshman attackman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) posted a game-high eight points (three goals and five assists) and senior attackman Zach Herreweyers scored six goals to avenge a 15-6 loss to the Blue Devils on March 12.

Lowlight: The No. 7 seed Greyhounds lost 23-of-31 faceoffs and the ground ball battle, 44-30, but those deficiencies did not prevent the team from advancing to its first appearance in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals since 2012.

Up next: Loyola will get another chance to make amends for a regular-season setback when it clashes with Towson (16-2) in an NCAA quarterfinal at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.


No. 10 Towson

Record: 16-2

Result: Def. No. 2 Denver, 10-9, on Sunday

Highlight: Redshirt senior goalkeeper Tyler White made 13 saves (including six in the fourth quarter), and senior attackman Spencer Parks (St. Paul's) registered four goals and two assists to help the Tigers upend the No. 2 seed and 2015 national champion Pioneers at home.

Lowlight: Three Tigers combined to win just 2-of-22 faceoffs against sophomore Trevor Baptiste, who also picked up a game-best 11 ground balls.

Up next: Towson will tangle with a familiar face when it meets No. 7 seed Loyola (13-3) in an NCAA quarterfinal at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

No. 13 Johns Hopkins

Record: 8-7

Result: Lost to No. 5 Brown, 17-8, on Saturday

Highlight: Midfielders Holden Cattoni and Cody Radziewicz each scored two goals, and sophomore goalkeeper Brock Turnbaugh (Hereford) made a game-high 12 saves as the team lost for only the third time in 17 appearances in the NCAA tournament first round.

Lowlight: The Blue Jays lost 20-of-28 faceoffs and could not keep pace with the Bears, who went on a 7-0 run in the third quarter and used four goals and four assists from junior attackman Dylan Molloy to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 1995.

Up next: Season over.

No. 15 Navy

Record: 11-4

Result: Def. No. 3 Yale, 13-10, on Sunday

Highlight: Senior attackman Patrick Keena notched two goals and four assists, sophomore midfielder Casey Rees (Boys' Latin) scored four times, and senior goalkeeper John Connors made a game-best 12 saves to power the Midshipmen to their first trip to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals since 2008.

Lowlight: The team picked up seven fewer ground balls and took five fewer shots than the Bulldogs, but those numbers did not hurt too much.

Up next: Navy will meet No. 5 seed Brown (15-2) in an NCAA quarterfinal at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Brown Stadium in Providence.

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