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Division I men’s lacrosse week in review for teams in Maryland (March 12)

Division I men’s lacrosse week in review for teams in Maryland (March 12)
The No. 1 Albany men's lacrosse team celebrates after completing a fourth-quarter comeback to beat No. 2 Maryland, 11-10, at Maryland Stadium on Saturday. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

The Maryland and Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse teams were dealt losses by ranked opponents over the weekend.

The No. 2 Terps failed to protect a 10-6 advantage after three quarters and dropped an 11-10 decision to top-ranked Albany on Saturday. A few hours later, the No. 7 Greyhounds could not keep pace with No. 3 Duke, which scored a 13-9 victory.

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No. 17 Johns Hopkins blasted No. 6 Syracuse, 18-7, and unranked Towson upended No. 14 Ohio State, 7-6, in overtime. Mount St. Mary’s, Navy and UMBC also picked up wins Saturday.

Here’s how the seven Division I teams from the state fared:

No. 2 Maryland

Record: 5-1

Previous result: Lost to No. 1 Albany, 11-10, on Saturday

Note: Senior midfielder Connor Kelly compiled five points on two goals and three assists, but the Terps were outscored 5-0 in the fourth quarter and lost for the first time in four meetings to the Great Danes.

No. 7 Loyola Maryland

Record: 4-2, 2-0 in the Patriot League

Previous result: Lost to No. 3 Duke, 13-9, on Saturday

Note: Senior midfielder Jay Drapeau led the offense with three goals and one assist, but the Greyhounds absorbed their first loss since Feb. 10 because of a 7-0 run by the Blue Devils that spanned the second and third quarters.

No. 17 Johns Hopkins

Record: 3-2

Previous result: Def. No. 6 Syracuse, 18-7, on Saturday

Note: Junior midfielder Alex Concannon bounced back from a one-game absence to score three goals and assist on two others, and the Blue Jays lodged their most lopsided win against the Orange since a 19-8 pummeling May 24, 2003.

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Mount St. Mary’s

Record: 3-4

Previous result: Def. Mercer, 12-9, on Saturday

Note: In his first career start, freshman midfielder Henry Berg finished with three assists, and redshirt sophomore attackman Stephano Mastro scored a team-high four goals to power the Mountaineers to their third win in four games.

Navy

Record: 4-3, 3-0 in the Patriot League

Previous result: Lost to No. 19 Penn, 11-3, on Tuesday; def. Lafayette, 15-5, on Saturday

Note: Junior midfielder Ryan Kern accumulated one goal and four assists to help the Midshipmen rebound from a disappointing display against the Quakers and win their first three games in conference play for the first time since 2008.

Towson

Record: 3-3

Previous result: Def. No. 14 Ohio State, 7-6, in overtime Saturday

Note: Redshirt freshman goalie Shane Brennan stopped a career-best 16 shots, and junior attackman Jon Mazza scored his second goal of the game with seven seconds left in the extra session to propel the Tigers to the upset victory.

UMBC

Record: 2-3

Previous result: Def. Marist, 7-4, on Saturday

Note: Junior midfielder Jack Andrews (St. Mary’s) tripled his goals output for the season by scoring three times, and freshman goalkeeper Tommy Lingner made a game-high nine saves as the Retrievers ended a three-game skid.

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