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Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

NO. 1 LOYOLA MARYLAND (12-1)

Coming up: Vs. Colgate, Friday, 4:30 p.m., Ridley Athletic Complex

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Comment: The Greyhounds defeated the Raiders, 10-8, on March 29 in their only meeting of the series. Four Loyola players have scored at least five goals in a game this season.

NO. 5 JOHNS HOPKINS (10-3)

Coming up: Idle

Comment: The Blue Jays have the weekend off before visiting No. 1 Loyola. With 33 goals, senior attackman Brandon Benn is the first Johns Hopkins player since Terry Riordan (1992-1995) to score at least 30 goals in three consecutive seasons.

NO. 6 MARYLAND (10-2)

Coming up: Vs. No. 10 Notre Dame, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Comment: The Terps — who beat the Fighting Irish, 12-8, on Saturday — are 5-1 in this series. Junior faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa won a career-high 20 of 24 draws against Notre Dame.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-14)

Coming up: At Sacred Heart, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Comment: The Mountaineers' six-game winning streak against the Pioneers ended in a 14-5 loss in 2013. Junior defensemen Kyle O'Brien and Nick Firman rank second and third on the team with 13 and 10 caused turnovers, respectively.

NAVY (4-9)

Coming up: Idle

Comment: The Midshipmen have the weekend off before ending the regular season at No. 6 Maryland. With three goals in Tuesday's 10-6 loss to No. 20 Lehigh in a Patriot League tournament quarterfinal, senior attackman Tucker Hull became the 14th player in program history to register 80 career goals.

TOWSON (8-6)

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Coming up: Idle

Comment: The Tigers get a brief respite before their Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinal Wednesday. Junior midfielder Justin Mabus has recorded five goals and three assists in his last four starts.

UMBC (6-6)

Coming up: At Vermont, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Comment: The Retrievers have not lost to the Catamounts in 10 meetings. Of senior attackman Matt Gregoire's 13 career games with at least three goals, seven have occurred in 2014.

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