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.
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.
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.
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.
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.