Division I men’s lacrosse week in review for teams in Maryland (April 2)

Navy's Greyson Torain scores in the second quarter Saturday. The Midshipmen beat visiting Holy Cross, 5-4.
Navy's Greyson Torain scores in the second quarter Saturday. The Midshipmen beat visiting Holy Cross, 5-4. (Paul W. Gillespie / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

All three of the area Division I men’s lacrosse teams that are ranked in the Maverik media poll scored victories this past weekend.

No. 2 Maryland thumped No. 15 Michigan, 13-5, on the road Saturday. Later that day, No. 11 Loyola Maryland waylaid Colgate, 11-7, in an away game. Finally, No. 6 Johns Hopkins completed another second-half comeback to edge No. 9 Rutgers, 13-12, on the road Sunday night.


The news was not as bright for the other area programs. Mount St. Mary’s, Towson and UMBC all absorbed losses to conference opponents. Only Navy — a 5-4 winner over Holy Cross — emerged triumphant.

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

Kyle Marr scored with 14 seconds remaining to lift the No. 6 Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory over host Rutgers on Sunday night.

No. 2 Maryland

Record: 8-1 overall, 1-0 Big Ten

Previous result: Def. No. 15 Michigan, 13-5, on Saturday

Note: Senior goalkeeper Dan Morris made 10 saves and the defense shut out the Wolverines over the final 25:02 to propel the Terps — who got three goals and two assists from redshirt freshman attackman Logan Wisnauskas — to a decisive victory in the conference opener for both sides.


No. 6 Johns Hopkins

Record: 7-2, 1-0 Big Ten

Previous result: Def. No. 9 Rutgers, 13-12, on Sunday

Note: For the second time in as many games, the Blue Jays did not take their first lead until the fourth quarter, and a goal from junior attackman Kyle Marr with 14 seconds left in the fourth quarter — his only point of the game — cemented the win and extended the team’s winning streak to six games.

After Michigan closed to 6-5 early in the third quarter, the No. 2 Maryland men's lacrosse team scored the game's final seven goals en route to a 13-5 Big Ten win.

No. 11 Loyola Maryland

Record: 6-3, 4-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Def. Colgate, 11-7, on Saturday

Note: Junior attackman Pat Spencer’s two goals and four assists and senior defenseman Foster Huggins’ five ground balls and six caused turnovers anchored the Greyhounds in a bounce-back victory over the Raiders after an upset loss to Bucknell on March 24.

Mount St. Mary’s

Record: 3-7, 0-3 Northeast Conference

Previous result: Lost to Sacred Heart, 10-9, on Saturday

Note: The Mountaineers got a career-high seven goals and one assist from junior attackman Chris DiPretoro and overcame a 5-0 deficit thanks to a 7-2 run through the first 24:58 of the second half, but the Pioneers scored the last two goals of regulation to escape with the narrow win.

Goalkeeper Ryan Kern made 10 saves to anchor a strong defensive effort as Navy survived a valiant upset bid by visiting Holy Cross.


Record: 6-4, 5-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Def. Holy Cross, 5-4, on Saturday

Note: After making a career-high 18 saves against Lehigh on March 24, sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Kern allowed a season-low four goals while stopping 10 shots to spark the Midshipmen to a defensive-minded win against the visiting Crusaders, who did not score in the final 17:18.


Record: 3-6, 0-1 Colonial Athletic Association

Previous result: Lost to Hofstra, 9-3, on Saturday

Note: Despite an 11-of-16 advantage in faceoffs, the Tigers committed 10 of their game-high 16 turnovers in the first half and sorely missed the presence of a pair of starters in junior attackman Jon Mazza and senior defenseman Sid Ewell.


Record: 2-7, 0-2 America East

Previous result: Lost to UMass Lowell, 10-7, on Saturday

Note: Freshman attackmen Steven Zichelli (Severna Park) and Brett Baucia (Archbishop Spalding) scored two goals each, but the Retrievers could not solve freshman goalkeeper Hunter Braun (20 saves) or prevent the River Hawks from scoring all six goals in the fourth quarter to overcome a 7-4 hole after three periods.

Logan Wisnauskas (Boys' Latin) and Bubba Fairman each had a hat trick to lead No. 2 Maryland to a 13-5 victory over No. 15 Michigan in men's lacrosse Saturday.

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