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Weekend lacrosse primer (Feb. 22): Players and Games of the Week, top 20 polls

Games of the Week

MEN

No. 2 Penn State (3-0) @ No. 6 Yale (0-1)

Saturday, 1 p.m.

Outlook: The 2018 NCAA champion Bulldogs have won the past two meetings with the Nittany Lions, but must rebound from an 11-10 overtime upset by No. 15 Villanova on Saturday. Meanwhile, Penn State has averaged 20.3 goals and outscored opponents by 40 goals in three games.

WOMEN

No. 2 North Carolina (3-0) @ No. 3 Maryland (2-0)

Sunday, 12 p.m.

Outlook: The Terps own a 78-game winning streak at home and have not lost in College Park since March 10, 2012, to Syracuse. The Tar Heels, who trail 25-14 in the series, are seeking their first road win against Maryland in 12 meetings.

Players of the Week

MEN

Joe Robertson, Duke

Salem, Va., attackman, sophomore

The second-year player keyed the No. 5 Blue Devils’ comeback from a 7-4 deficit in the fourth quarter with a hand in four consecutive goals, scoring three and assisting on the other in a 10-9 win against then-No. 6 Denver on Saturday. Robertson finished with game highs in goals (four) and points (five).

WOMEN

Sam Apuzzo, Boston College

West Babylon, N.Y., attacker, senior

The 2018 Tewaaraton Award winner and Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week accrued seven goals and two assists in the top-ranked Eagles’ 14-12 comeback win at then-No. 11 Syracuse on Saturday. Apuzzo’s fifth goal of the game propelled her past Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) to become the program’s all-time goal-scoring leader.

Inside Lacrosse Top 20 polls

MEN

1. Loyola Maryland (2-0)

2. Penn State (3-0)

3. Maryland (3-0)

4. Cornell (0-0)

5. Duke (3-1)

6. Yale (0-1)

7. Towson (2-0)

8. Notre Dame (1-0)

9. Denver (1-1)

10. Ohio State (3-0)

11. High Point (3-0)

12. Virginia (1-1)

13. Army (2-0)

14. North Carolina (3-0)

15. Villanova (1-1)

16. Colgate (2-0)

17. Syracuse (1-1)

18. Georgetown (2-0)

19. Rutgers (2-1)

20. Princeton (1-0)

Others: Michigan, Navy, Johns Hopkins, Marquette, Lehigh, Hofstra, Albany, Hobart, Penn.

WOMEN

1. Boston College (2-0)

2. North Carolina (3-0)

3. Maryland (2-0)

4. Stony Brook (0-0)

5. Northwestern (3-0)

6. Florida (1-1)

7. Syracuse (2-1)

8. Princeton (1-0)

9. James Madison (2-1)

10. Penn State (2-0)

11. Virginia (2-0)

12. Penn (1-0)

13. Colorado (1-1)

14. Johns Hopkins (2-0)

15. Duke (2-1)

16. Denver (3-0)

17. Loyola Maryland (0-1)

18. Georgetown (2-0)

19. Notre Dame (3-0)

20. Navy (1-1)

Others: Michigan, Virginia Tech, Towson, Albany, Stanford.

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