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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.