Men's lacrosse: The week ahead for state teams

No. 1 Loyola (12-0)

Coming up: Vs. No. 13 Johns Hopkins, Saturday, 1 p.m.,


Comment: The Greyhounds have dropped their past 12 meetings against the Blue Jays. Attackmen Mike Sawyer and Eric Lusby (Severna Park) are ranked in the top 15 in Division I in goals per game.

No. 8 Maryland (8-4)


Coming up: Vs. Bellarmine, Saturday, noon

Comment: The Terps have not lost to the Knights in three all-time contests. Junior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt ranks 12th in the country in caused turnovers per game (2.0).

No. 13 Johns Hopkins (9-3)

Coming up: At Loyola, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Blue Jays have won 46 of 49 games against the Greyhounds. Junior defenseman Tucker Durkin leads the team in caused turnovers (17) and ranks third in ground balls (23).

Mount St. Mary's (4-8)

Coming up: At Wagner, Saturday, noon

Comment: The Mountaineers are 11-0 all time against the Seahawks. Junior attackman Andrew Scalley (Archbishop Spalding) is tied for 21st in Division I in assists per game (1.6).

Navy (6-6)

Coming up: Season completed.

Comment: The Midshipmen avoided their third straight losing season but will sit out the Patriot League tournament for the second year in a row. Senior goalkeeper RJ Wickham wrapped up his career ranked ninth in the country in saves per games (11.3).

Towson (7-6)


Coming up: At St. Joseph's, Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

Comment: The Tigers walloped the Hawks, 15-2, in the first meeting between the schools. Senior attackman Matt Lamon (St. Mary's) has converted 16 of 41 shots (39 percent).

UMBC (5-6)

Coming up: At Binghamton, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Comment: Since dropping the first meeting in this series, the Retrievers have beaten the Bearcats 10 consecutive times. Sophomore Phil Poe tied a school record with 22 faceoff wins in the team's 17-16 overtime victory over Albany last Saturday.

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