Division I men's lacrosse weekend roundup (Feb. 15)

Cold temperatures and strong wind gusts forced many of Maryland's Division I teams to postpone their games Saturday.

No. 18 Navy's showdown at No. 4 Maryland was shifted to April 19 at 7 p.m. And No. 6 Johns Hopkins' game at UMBC was rescheduled for March 30 at 7 p.m.


But No. 11 Loyola Maryland, No. 17 Towson and Mount St. Mary's forged ahead. Here's how the three teams fared:

No. 11 Loyola Maryland

Record: 1-0

Results: Def. No. 7 Virginia, 11-4, on Saturday

Highlight: Sophomore goalkeeper Grant Limone stopped a game-high 14 shots, and the defense limited the Cavaliers to their fewest goals since 2005 as the Greyhounds earned their first win in the series since 1990.

Lowlight: It's difficult to find fault in such a convincing victory, but the team won just seven of 17 faceoffs, picked up seven fewer ground balls and took seven fewer shots than Virginia. Those numbers have to improve.

Up next: A home opener against No. 6 Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 1 p.m.

No. 17 Towson

Record: 1-0

Results: Def. Mercer, 11-2, on Friday

Highlight: The defense didn't allow a shot in the first 17 minutes, and the offense got goals from seven players to improve to 4-1 in season openers under coach Shawn Nadelen.

Lowlight: The Tigers committed 12 turnovers to the Bears' 11. That number probably will get Nadelen's attention this week.

Up next: Another game at home against Mount St. Mary's on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Mount St. Mary's


Record: 1-0

Results: Def. Delaware, 14-11, on Friday

Highlight: Senior midfielder Evan Gormley scored a career-high four goals and redshirt junior attackman Bubba Johnson added three goals and one assist as the Mountaineers got a balanced effort from their starting attack (five goals and two assists) and their first midfield (7 G, 2 A).

Lowlight: Mount St. Mary's won just 12 of 27 faceoffs and collected 25 ground balls to the Blue Hens' 35. That formula is not going to work too often against better opponents.

Up next: Another road game, with a trip to No. 17 Towson.

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