Of the seven Division I teams from Maryland, Loyola Maryland probably enjoyed the weekend the most.

The No. 11 Greyhounds became the first team to lock up a berth in the NCAA tournament after pounding Army, 14-6, in Sunday's Patriot League tournament final and earning the conference's automatic qualifier. Loyola returns to the NCAA postseason for the fourth time in the last five years.


No. 3 Maryland's 11-8 victory over No. 8 Johns Hopkins on Saturday means the Terps are the top seed in the Big Ten tournament. The Blue Jays are the No. 3 seed and could make their lives a lot easier by beating No. 16 Rutgers in Thursday's semifinals.

No. 13 Towson edged Hofstra, 9-8, to capture the No. 1 seed in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament and will host the semifinals and final. The Tigers likely must win the tournament to journey to the NCAA postseason for the third time in four seasons.

Mount St. Mary's and UMBC ended their campaigns with losses.

Here's how the area teams fared:

No. 3 Maryland

Record: 12-2, 5-0 Big Ten

Previous result: Def. No. 8 Johns Hopkins, 11-8, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior midfielder Bryan Cole recorded one goal and three assists, and sophomore defenseman Tim Muller limited Blue Jays sophomore attackman Shack Stanwick (Boys' Latin) to only two assists as the Terps captured the Big Ten regular-season title outright and earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming league tournament.

Lowlight: The team sorely missed freshman faceoff specialist Austin Henningsen (leg) as freshmen Will Bonaparte and Curtis Corley and senior Andrew Walsh combined to win just 5-of-22 draws.

Up next: Maryland will tangle with No. 19 Penn State (6-8, 2-3) in Thursday's Big Ten tournament semifinal at 5:30 p.m. at Homewood Field in Baltimore.

No. 8 Johns Hopkins

Record: 8-5, 3-2 Big Ten

Previous result: Lost to No. 3 Maryland, 11-8, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior attackman Ryan Brown (Calvert Hall) posted the 26th hat trick of his career and added two assists, and senior faceoff specialist Craig Madarasz tied a career-high with 17 faceoff wins.


Lowlight: Despite a 17-of-22 performance on draws and a 30-20 advantage in ground balls, the offense was shut out over a 22:17 stretch spanning the third and fourth quarters.

Up next: Johns Hopkins will clash with No. 16 Rutgers (10-4, 3-2) in Thursday's Big Ten tournament semifinal at 8 p.m. at Homewood Field in Baltimore.

No. 9 Navy

Record: 10-4

Previous result: Lost to Army, 9-3, on Friday

Highlight: Senior goalkeeper John Connors' eight-save outing was the only bright spot in a second consecutive exit from the Patriot League tournament semifinals.

Lowlight: Senior attackman Patrick Keena did not score a goal or register an assist, and the Midshipmen took a season-low 19 shots en route to their lowest output since an 8-1 loss to Maryland on Feb. 14, 2015.

Up next: Navy will have to wait until the 18-team field for the NCAA tournament is announced on Sunday to see if it will make its first appearance in the postseason since 2009.

No. 11 Loyola Maryland

Record: 12-3

Previous result: Def. Army, 14-6, on Sunday

Highlight: Freshman attackman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) set a Patriot League tournament final record with 10 points on five goals and five assists, and junior faceoff specialist Graham Savio won 15-of-23 draws and collected 11 ground balls to earn the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.

Lowlight: The Greyhounds turned the ball over 16 times to the Black Knights' 12, but the miscues hardly mattered to the game's outcome.

Up next: Loyola earned the conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years and can rest easy knowing that it will be in the 18-team field when the tourney is announced Sunday night.

No. 13 Towson

Record: 12-2, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association

Previous result: Def. Hofstra, 8-7, on Saturday

Highlight: The defense shut out the Pride in the final 16 minutes, 47 seconds, and junior midfielder Mike Lynch (Boys' Latin) converted a feed from senior attackman Spencer Parks (St. Paul's) with 4:31 left in the fourth quarter for the game-winning goal.

Lowlight: The Tigers won just 7 of 19 faceoffs, but the most glaring number is successfully clearing the ball just 14 of 30 times.

Up next: Towson will host the CAA tournament at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson and will meet Drexel (6-8, 2-3) on Thursday at 4 p.m in the first of two semifinals.

Mount St. Mary's

Record: 6-8, 2-4 Northeast Conference

Previous result: Lost to St. Joseph's, 12-5, on Saturday

Highlight: Junior attackman Spencer Smith scored two goals for the second straight game, and freshman short-stick defensive midfielder Jack Mangan notched one assist, five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Lowlight: The Mountaineers trailed 7-1 midway through the second quarter and won just 5-of-20 faceoffs.

Up next: Season over.


Record: 4-10, 1-5 America East

Previous result: Lost to No. 5 Albany, 15-14, in overtime on Saturday

Highlight: Senior attackman Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) tied a school record with 10 goals and sophomore midfielder Max Haldeman added two goals and three assists as the team scored six goals in the final 13:27 to extend the game into overtime.

Lowlight: The Retrievers never had possession of the ball in the extra session as a cross-checking penalty with 36 seconds left in regulation gave the Great Danes the ball and the game-winning goal from sophomore midfielder Kyle McClancy with 15 seconds remaining.

Up next: Season over.

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