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The week ahead for Maryland men's college lacrosse teams

No. 3 Maryland (10-1)

Coming up: at Rutgers, Sunday, 6 p.m.

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Comment: The Terps have won 23 of 24 meetings with the Scarlet Knights, including the last five. Sophomore attackman Matt Rambo, who leads the team in goals (21) and points (29), was added to the Tewaaraton Award watch list Thursday.

No. 15 Towson (8-3)

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Coming up: at Fairfield, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Comment: The Tigers and Stags will clash for the first time in their schools' histories. Sophomore attackman Joe Seider (Hereford), who was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for his four-goal, one-assist performance in Saturday's 12-7 victory over Delaware, leads the team in goals (25) and points (30).

No. 19 Loyola Maryland (6-6)

Coming up: at Boston University, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Patriot League foes have tangled just once, with the Greyhounds coasting to a 15-6 victory on April 12, 2014. The 11 faceoffs that fifth-year senior Brendan Donovan won in Wednesday's 11-10 loss at No. 3 Maryland were the second most in his career.

Johns Hopkins (4-6)

Coming up: vs. Penn State, Saturday, 6 p.m., Homewood Field

Comment: The Blue Jays have won all five meetings with the Nittany Lions, but the teams last played on May 11, 1946, when Johns Hopkins cruised to a 19-4 rout. Senior faceoff specialist Drew Kennedy ranks eighth in program history in faceoff wins (336) and seventh in attempts (596).

Mount St. Mary's (4-7)

Coming up: vs. St. Joseph's, Saturday, 12 p.m., Waldron Family Stadium

Comment: The Mountaineers are 13-5 against the Hawks, but the sides have split the past four games. Mount senior faceoff specialist Nick Haley has set a career high in ground balls (44) and has won 54.5 percent (91 of 167) of his draws.

Navy (7-4)

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Coming up: vs. Army, Saturday, 1 p.m., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Comment: The Midshipmen own a 57-33-3 advantage in this series, but the Black Knights have won the past six. Navy junior midfielder Kevin Wendel, who scored three goals in his first two seasons, is tied for the team lead with 17 goals.

UMBC (4-6)

Coming up: vs. Vermont, Saturday, 12 p.m., UMBC Stadium

Comment: The Retrievers have not lost in 11 meetings with their America East Conference rival Catamounts. If Ruston Souder had played at least 60 percent of UMBC's minutes in goal, the sophomore goalkeeper would rank eighth in Division I in save percentage (.571) and 26th in goals-against average (8.93).

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