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Penn State's Madison Carter (24) is introduced prior to the game with Towson. No. 12 Penn State earned a 13-7 win over No. 11 Towson on Feb. 9, 2019 in Holuba Hall.
Penn State's Madison Carter (24) is introduced prior to the game with Towson. No. 12 Penn State earned a 13-7 win over No. 11 Towson on Feb. 9, 2019 in Holuba Hall. (Mark Selders)

Games of the Week

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No. 6 Denver (1-0) @ No. 10 Duke (2-1)

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Saturday, 11 a.m.

Outlook: The Blue Devils knotted the series at 6-6 after their 15-12 victory Feb. 16, 2018 ended a three-game losing skid to the Pioneers. Duke is 4-1 against Denver in Durham, which is the site of Saturday’s meeting.

Spencer, a senior attackman, and Rosenzweig, a sophomore attacker, will take center stage in a rare doubleheader Saturday at Johns Hopkins.

WOMEN

No. 1 Boston College (1-0) @ No. 11 Syracuse (2-0)

Saturday, 12 p.m.

Outlook: The Eagles’ 13-12 victory over the Orange in last spring’s regular-season finale extended their winning streak over their Atlantic Coast Conference rivals to three games. The last time Syracuse failed to open a season with three straight victories was 2013.

Players of the Week

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Alex Woodall, Towson

Annapolis, faceoff specialist, senior

The St. Mary’s graduate finished 21-for-28 on faceoffs, a game-high 17 ground balls, and one goal and one assist in Saturday’s 17-8 upset of then-No. 7 Johns Hopkins. Woodall was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Player of the Week.

Towson faceoff specialist Alex Woodall scoops up a ground ball.
Towson faceoff specialist Alex Woodall scoops up a ground ball. (ENP Photography)

WOMEN

Madison Carter, Penn State

Davidsonville, attacker, senior

The South River graduate compiled four goals and one assist in Saturday’s 13-7 victory over then-No. 14 Towson. Carter became the 15th player in program history to reach the 200-point level with 202 points on 184 goals and 18 assists.

Penn State's Madison Carter (24) is introduced prior to the game with Towson. No. 12 Penn State earned a 13-7 win over No. 11 Towson on Feb. 9, 2019 in Holuba Hall.
Penn State's Madison Carter (24) is introduced prior to the game with Towson. No. 12 Penn State earned a 13-7 win over No. 11 Towson on Feb. 9, 2019 in Holuba Hall. (Mark Selders)

INSIDE LACROSSE TOP 20 POLLS

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1. Yale (28 first-place votes), 0-0

2. Loyola Maryland, 1-0

3. Maryland, 2-0

4. Penn State (1), 2-0

5. Cornell, 0-0

6. Denver, 0-1

7. Towson, 1-0

8. Rutgers, 2-0

9. Notre Dame, 0-0

10. Duke, 2-1

11. Virginia, 0-1

12. Ohio State, 2-0

13. High Point, 2-0

14. North Carolina, 2-0

15. Albany, 0-0

16. Georgetown, 1-0

17. Johns Hopkins, 0-1

18. Colgate, 1-0

19. Michigan, 1-0

20. Syracuse, 0-1

Also, a transfer shined in her debut for the Johns Hopkins women, the Loyola Maryland men lose a defensive player while welcoming back another, and coach John Tillman is looking for a stronger finish on offense from the Maryland men.

WOMEN

1. Boston College (20), 1-0

2. Maryland, 1-0

3. North Carolina, 1-0

4. Florida, 1-0

5. Stony Brook, 0-0

6. Northwestern, 1-0

7. Loyola Maryland, 0-0

8. Princeton, 0-0

9. James Madison, 1-1

10. Penn State, 1-0

11. Syracuse, 2-0

12. Virginia Tech, 1-1

13. Penn, 0-0

14. Virginia, 1-0

15. Towson, 0-1

16. Duke, 2-0

17. Southern California, 1-0

18. Navy, 0-1

19. Denver, 2-0

20. Colorado, 0-1

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