Division I men's lacrosse weekend roundup (Feb. 29)

It was a rough weekend for Division I teams from Maryland.

No. 4 Maryland, No. 8 Johns Hopkins, No. 16 Navy and UMBC absorbed losses. And Mount St. Mary's fell at Richmond earlier in the week.


No. 6 Loyola Maryland and No. 14 Towson were the only teams to emerge unscathed, but one of them will fall Wednesday when they meet.

Here's how the area teams fared:


No. 4 Maryland

Record: 1-1

Previous result: Lost to No. 7 Yale, 8-5, on Saturday

Highlight: Junior attackman Matt Rambo had four points to reach 100 for his career, and freshman Austin Henningsen won 13 of 16 faceoffs and picked up eight ground balls for the Terps.


Lowlight: Maryland outshot the Bulldogs by 10 and collected 20 more ground balls but finished with three fewer goals. That lack of efficiency is not an encouraging sign for an elite team.

Up next: For the second straight year, Maryland will travel to California. This time, it will tangle with No. 1 Notre Dame (3-0) in the Pacific Coast Shootout on Saturday at 8 p.m.

No. 6 Loyola Maryland

Record: 3-0, 1-0 Patriot League

Previous result: Def. Lafayette, 12-8, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior attackman Zach Herreweyers recorded four goals and five assists, and freshman attackman Pat Spencer chipped in two goals and three assists to secure coach Charley Toomey's 100th career victory.

Lowlight: The Leopards converted all three extra-man opportunities. Man-down defense should be a priority for the Greyhounds.

Up next: Loyola will play its first midweek game of the season against No. 14 Towson (3-0) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Ridley Athletic Complex.

No. 8 Johns Hopkins

Record: 1-2

Previous result: Lost to No. 11 North Carolina, 15-11, on Sunday

Highlight: Sophomore attackman Shack Stanwick (Boys' Latin) recorded career highs in assists (five) and points (seven), and senior attackman Ryan Brown (Calvert Hall) moved into fifth place on the program's all-time goals list with 128.

Lowlight: Clears (17-for-23 overall) and turnovers (season-worst 17) continue to hurt the Blue Jays. And the defense has some significant holes that are going to need patching.

Up next: Johns Hopkins will welcome Princeton (1-1) to Homewood Field on Saturday at 1 p.m.

No. 14 Towson

Record: 3-0

Previous result: Def. No. 17 Georgetown, 10-7, on Saturday

Highlight: The Tigers went on a 5-0 run spanning 10:18 of the first two quarters and got career highs in goals (four) and points (seven) from junior attackman Ryan Drenner (Westminster) to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2005.

Lowlight: Towson won just 11 of 20 faceoffs against a Hoyas squad that had won just five of 22 against No. 1 Notre Dame the week before.

Up next: Towson will embark on its first game away from Johnny Unitas Stadium by traveling to No. 6 Loyola Maryland (3-0) on Wednesday.

No. 16 Navy

Record: 2-2, 0-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Lost to Boston University, 12-11, in double overtime Saturday

Highlight: Senior Patrick Keena had two goals and three assists, sophomore midfielder Casey Rees exploded for three goals and one assist, and the Midshipmen caused 15 of the Terriers' 20 turnovers.

Lowlight: Navy went 5-1 in games decided by one goal last season. The team is already 0-2 in those situations.

Up next: Navy will travel for another Patriot League game at No. 20 Bucknell (3-1, 0-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Mount St. Mary's

Record: 1-2

Previous result: Lost to Richmond, 9-6, on Tuesday

Highlight: Redshirt junior attackman Bubba Johnson recorded three assists and the Mountaineers rallied to tie the score at six midway through the third quarter before running out of gas against the host Spiders.

Lowlight: Mount St. Mary's outshot Richmond 26-17 but couldn't solve junior goalkeeper Benny Pugh, who made a game-high 13 saves. The Mountaineers have dropped two straight games since defeating Delaware, 14-11, on Feb. 12.

Up next: The four-game road swing to open the season will end after Mount St. Mary's visits No. 17 Georgetown (0-2) on Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Record: 0-2

Previous result: Lost to Ohio State, 12-7, on Friday

Highlight: The Retrievers had leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in Columbus, and freshman starters Pat Brennan (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel), Billy Nolan (Arundel) and Pat Clipp (Marriotts Ridge) combined for five goals and three assists.

Lowlight: The offense continues to sputter. After scoring five goals against Richmond, UMBC was held scoreless for 26:47 and took just four of its 16 shots in the first and second quarters.

Up next: UMBC will make a much shorter trip to No. 14 Towson (3-0) on Saturday at 1 p.m.