The No. 2 Maryland and No. 9 Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team took different paths to victory Saturday.
The Terps raced to a sizable lead against No. 20 North Carolina and then withstood a comeback in the fourth quarter to complete an 11-7 win. The Blue Jays rallied from a pair of seven-goal deficits to surprise No. 10 Virginia, 15-13.
Navy was the only other area program to emerge on the positive side of the ledger Saturday. The Midshipmen upset No. 12 Lehigh, 10-7.
No. 6 Loyola Maryland, Mount St. Mary’s, Towson and UMBC all suffered losses. The Greyhounds’ 12-11 setback to Bucknell will probably result in the team dropping in the Maverik media poll when it is released Monday morning.
Here’s how the seven Division I teams from the state fared:
The No. 14 Robert Morris men’s lacrosse team climbed out of a 2-0 hole by scoring its first five goals in transition en route to a convincing 15-5 demolition of host Mount St. Mary’s in a Northeast Conference game.
Previous result: Def. No. 20 North Carolina, 11-7, on Saturday
Note: The Tar Heels mounted a comeback with three straight goals to open the fourth quarter, but a transition goal from senior defenseman Bryce Young and an insurance score from redshirt freshman attackman Logan Wisnauskas in the final five minutes cemented the win for the Terps.
Previous result: Lost to Bucknell, 12-11, on Saturday
Note: Freshman attackman Aidan Olmstead scored a game-high six points (two goals, four assists), but senior attackman Will Sands (five points on one goal and four assists) outdueled junior attackman Pat Spencer (three points on one goal and two assists) and the Bison moved ahead of the Greyhounds in the conference.
If Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse was outstanding in one area, the Greyhounds might be able to hide their greatest weakness. But they are a balanced team and they struggle masking problems when facing off.
Previous result: Def. No. 10 Virginia, 15-13, on Saturday
Note: Junior attackman Kyle Marr and senior midfielder Joel Tinney had five points each, and the visiting Blue Jays erased a 9-2 halftime deficit and for the first time in program history won a game they trailed by seven goals.
Mount St. Mary’s
Record: 3-6, 0-2 in the Northeast Conference
Previous result: Lost to No. 14 Robert Morris, 15-5, on Saturday
Note: Junior attackman Chris DiPretoro scored a team-high three goals, but the Mountaineers’ 2-0 lead was short-lived as the Colonials scored six unanswered goals to waltz to a convincing victory in the Northeast Conference game.
No. 9 Johns Hopkins rallied from a seven-goal deficit to beat No. 10 Virginia, 15-13, and claim the Doyle Smith Cup for a second year in a row Saturday.
Record: 5-4, 4-1 in the Patriot League
Previous result: Def. No. 12 Lehigh, 10-7, on Saturday
Note: Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Kern’s career-high 18 saves sparked the defense to limit the Mountain Hawks to more than five goals below their season average, and freshman attackman Christian Daniel tied a career best with five points (two goals, three assists) to help the Midshipmen join Bucknell and Lehigh in a tie for first place in the conference.
Previous result: Lost to No. 5 Denver, 11-10, in overtime Saturday
Note: Redshirt freshman goalie Shane Brennan made 13 saves for the second game in a row, but Pioneers sophomore attackman Ethan Walker’s six points (five goals, one assist), senior faceoff specialist Trevor Baptiste’s 21-of-24 effort, and junior attackman Colin Rutan’s game-winning goal with 1:46 left in the extra session prevented the Tigers from collecting their second upset win in as many road games.
Note: Freshman attackman Steven Zichelli (Severna Park) scored a career-high three goals and added an assist, but the Retrievers led for only 71 seconds at 1-0 and dropped their third consecutive game.