Johns Hopkins was the only Division I men's lacrosse team from Maryland to lose this weekend.

The No. 9 Blue Jays fell to Rutgers, 16-9, ending an eight-game winning streak against their Big Ten Conference foe. Johns Hopkins, which is in danger of dropping from the Top 10 nationally, is 2-2 since a lower-back infection sidelined coach Dave Pietramala.


On the flip side, No. 5 Maryland, No. 8 Towson, No. 13 Navy, No. 16 Loyola Maryland, Mount St. Mary's and UMBC all won. With No. 6 Villanova and No. 7 Syracuse losing, the Tigers should move up in the Cascade/Maverik media poll when it is released Monday morning.

Here's how the area teams fared:

No. 5 Maryland

Record: 7-2, 1-0 Big Ten

Previous result: Defeated Michigan, 8-7, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior midfielder Bryan Cole's four-point day included the game-winning goal with 43 seconds left in regulation, and the Terps overcame snow and exhaustion to capture their third win in eight days.

Lowlight: The team was outshot 27-8 in the second half and 41-20 overall and picked up just 20 ground balls to the Wolverines' 32.

Up next: Maryland travels to No. 18 Penn State (7-3, 1-0) for a conference game at 7 p.m. Sunday.

No. 8 Towson

Record: 9-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association

Previous result: Defeated Drexel, 11-7, on Saturday

Highlight: A career-high 16 faceoff wins and season-high nine ground balls by junior Alec Burckley and three goals by junior attackman Joe Seider (Hereford) helped lift the Tigers after a lethargic opening half.

Lowlight: The Dragons got 16 saves from redshirt junior goalkeeper Jimmy Joe Granito and employed a variety of defenses (man-to-man, zone and zone-and-1) to take a 5-3 lead midway through the third quarter.

Up next: Towson will face No. 19 Massachusetts (4-5, 0-1) on the road Saturday at 1 p.m.


No. 9 Johns Hopkins

Record: 5-4, 0-1 Big Ten

Previous result: Lost to Rutgers, 16-9, on Saturday

Highlight: The duo of senior Craig Madarasz and sophomore Hunter Moreland (Boys' Latin) combined to win 17 of 29 faceoffs, and senior attackman Ryan Brown (Calvert Hall) and sophomore attackman Shack Stanwick (Boys' Latin) each had four points.

Lowlight: The Blue Jays were overwhelmed by a Scarlet Knights offense that went on runs of 4-0 to close the second quarter and 5-0 to span the third and fourth periods.

Up next: Johns Hopkins welcomes Ohio State (5-6, 0-1) to Homewood Field on Saturday at 2 p.m.

No. 13 Navy

Record: 7-2, 5-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Defeated Holy Cross, 12-3, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior attackman Patrick Keena had three goals and three assists, and junior Brady Dove became the first player in program history to win 400 career faceoffs (405), helping the team earn its first five-game winning streak since 2008.

Lowlight: The Midshipmen have turned the ball over 27 times in their past two games, a somewhat alarming trend for a team that has prided itself on limiting mistakes.

Up next: Navy will host Colgate (3-7, 1-4) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

No. 16 Loyola Maryland

Record: 7-3, 4-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Defeated Colgate, 12-4, on Sunday

Highlight: Freshman attackman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) scored a career-high four goals and had one assist, and junior Graham Savio won 13 of 17 faceoffs and scooped up seven ground balls to propel the Greyhounds to their third consecutive win.

Lowlight: The team converted just one of five man-up opportunities and committed 15 turnovers to the Raiders' 12, but snow and wind in Hamilton, N.Y., could have been a factor.

Up next: Loyola will visit Lehigh (6-4, 4-2) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Mount St. Mary's

Record: 5-3, 1-1 Northeast Conference

Previous result: Defeated Sacred Heart, 19-16, on Saturday

Highlight: Filling in for an absent Mark Hojnoski, junior attackman Spencer Smith led the team with four goals and one assist in what must have been a dizzying game. In the second half, the Mountaineers outscored the Pioneers 8-2 in the third quarter, only to get outscored 9-3 in the final frame.

Lowlight: Sophomore goalkeeper Matt Vierheller stopped just six shots, which could revive talk about playing time for senior Frankie McCarthy.

Up next: Mount St. Mary's will take a break from its league schedule for a nonconference road game against Bucknell (6-4) on Friday at 7 p.m.


Record: 2-6, 0-2 America East Conference

Previous result: Defeated Lafayette, 13-8, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior attackman Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) registered five goals and one assist, and junior goalkeeper Ruston Souder (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel) made 13 saves to propel the Retrievers to their first road win in seven games.

Lowlight: The team continues to struggle on faceoffs without junior Garrett Hasken (head), as the Leopards won 17 of 24 draws.

Up next: UMBC returns to its America East schedule with a home game against Hartford (6-4, 2-1) at noon Saturday at UMBC Stadium.

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