The week ahead for state men's lacrosse teams (March 1)

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No. 2 Maryland (4-0)

Coming up: Vs. No. 8 Notre Dame, Saturday, 11 a.m., Maryland Stadium


Comment: This series is tied 5-5 after the Fighting Irish extended their winning streak to four with a 5-4 victory March 4, 2017. Attackman Logan Wisnauskas’ five goals in a 13-6 victory over Penn on Feb. 21 — which earned Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week honors — were the most by a freshman since Matt Hahn in 1995. Despite giving way to senior defenseman Bryce Young in the win over the Quakers, senior defenseman Michael Adler leads the team in caused turnovers with eight.

No. 9 Loyola Maryland (3-1)


Coming up: At Holy Cross, Saturday, noon

Comment: The Greyhounds swept the Crusaders in two meetings last season to improve to 4-1 in this series. Senior short-stick defensive midfielder Brian Begley was picked Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week after compiling two goals, four ground balls and two caused turnovers in Saturday’s 19-5 demolition of Lafayette.

No. 18 Johns Hopkins (1-2)

Coming up: Vs. No. 20 Princeton, Saturday, 6 p.m., Homewood Field

Comment: The Blue Jays have won 57 of 87 games in this series, but the Tigers have split the past six meetings, including an 18-7 rout March 3, 2017. Senior Joel Tinney scored his 50th goal in his 36th career game, trailing only Paul Rabil as the second-fastest midfielder in program history to score 50 goals.

Rabil – 50th goal in 32nd career game

Tinney – 50th goal in 36th career game

Kyle Harrison – 50th goal in 42nd career game


Michael Kimmel – 50th goal in 44th career game

Mount St. Mary’s (1-4)

Coming up: Vs. VMI, Saturday, noon, Waldron Family Stadium

Comment: The Mountaineers have won 20 of 22 meetings and are riding a 10-game winning streak against the Keydets. Freshman goalkeeper Luke Mutterer made a career-high 14 saves in Tuesday’s 16-6 loss at Georgetown — the most by a rookie since Matt Vierheller stopped 14 shots against Furman on March 7, 2015.

Navy (2-2)

Coming up: At Bucknell, Saturday, 1 p.m.; vs. No. 14 Penn, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Bill Tierney Field in Sparks


Comment: The Midshipmen are 9-8 against the Patriot League’s Bison and 47-6 against the Ivy League’s Quakers. Senior Joe Varello picked up his second Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Week award after going 14-for-22 and scooping up a career-high 10 ground balls in Saturday’s 10-8 win against Boston University.

Towson (1-3)

Coming up: Vs. UMBC, Saturday, noon, Johnny Unitas Stadium

Comment: The Tigers’ six-game winning streak against the Retrievers has helped them improve to 33-15 in this series. Freshman attackman Phil Wies’ three goals on four shots and two ground balls earned the Towson resident and Loyola Blakefield graduate his first Rookie of the Week honor from the Colonial Athletic Association.

UMBC (1-2)

Coming up: At Towson, Saturday, noon


Comment: The Retrievers have not defeated the Tigers in Towson since April 1, 2008, when that squad prevailed, 9-6. Senior defenseman John Tornabene (Archbishop Curley) leads the team in ground balls with 13 and is tied with sophomore defenseman Nick Griffin (Liberty) for the most caused turnovers with five.

Edward Lee