No. 6 Maryland (12-3)
Coming up: vs. No. 9 Yale, Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Byrd Stadium
Comment: The Terps own a 10-2 advantage against the Bulldogs, but the two sides have never met in the NCAA tournament. Senior attackman Jay Carlson (St. Paul's) ranks sixth in Division I in shooting percentage after converting 46.6 percent of his attempts (27 of 58) this spring.
No. 13 Johns Hopkins (9-6)
Coming up: at No. 7 Virginia, Sunday, 1 p.m.
Comment: The Blue Jays are 9-6 against the Cavaliers in the NCAA tournament, but have lost four of the past six meetings in the postseason. Junior midfielder Holden Cattoni is in a five-way tie for third in the country with 10 man-up goals.
No. 18 Towson (12-5)
Coming up: at No. 2 Notre Dame, Saturday, 5 p.m.
Comment: The Tigers will meet the top-seeded Fighting Irish for the first time in both programs' histories after defeating High Point, 10-8, in Wednesday night's play-in game. With six shots on Wednesday, sophomore attackman Joe Seider (Hereford) set a program single-season record for attempts with 130, eclipsing the previous mark of 129 shared by John Como (1979) and Kevin Sturm (1999).
No. 1 Maryland (17-1)
Coming up: vs. Massachusetts/Jacksonville Sunday, noon at Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex
Comment: The Terps aim to rebound from their loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Conference tournament semifinals and win their 13th national championship.
No. 13 Loyola Maryland (15-4)
Coming up: vs. Bryant (14-4), Friday, 4 p.m. at Boston College
Comment: The Patriot League champion Greyhounds have won 14 straight going into the game against the Northeast Conference champs.
No. 16 Johns Hopkins (14-3)
Coming up: vs. Penn State (14-4), Friday, 4 p.m. at Virginia
Comment: The Blue Jays, who upset Duke Sunday, didn't face the Nittany Lions this season, but won their last meeting, 13-10, a year ago.