No. 9 Virginia (0-0)
@ No. 7 Loyola Maryland (0-0)
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Outlook: The visiting Cavaliers have won the past two meetings, including a 14-13 overtime decision on Feb. 6, 2014. The key for the Greyhounds could be whether their offense that graduated four of its top six scorers can take advantage of a Virginia defense that lost two starting defensemen to transfer and graduation and a third to an Achilles tendon injury, and graduated its top long-stick midfielder and its top three short-stick defensive midfielders.
No. 2 North Carolina Women (1-0)
@ No. 3 Florida (0-0)
Outlook: Everyone wants to go south in February and this early season meeting between NCAA title contenders is a rematch of last year's 20-8 season opener won by the Tar Heels. Last year, six Tar Heels were sidelined with injuries and all six return along with a seasoned group of youngsters and a stellar freshman class. They opened last weekend with a 13-9 win over James Madison. Florida has more rebuilding to do but boasts the nation's top returning goal-scorer, Tewaaraton Award finalist Shannon Gilroy.