Division I men’s lacrosse week in review for teams in Maryland (April 9)

The past weekend was a successful one for six of the seven area Division I men’s lacrosse teams.

No. 2 Maryland, No. 5 Johns Hopkins, No. 11 Loyola Maryland, Navy, Towson and UMBC enjoyed victories over the weekend. The Retrievers kicked things off by stunning No. 1 Albany, 11-7, on Friday night, and the Terps and Greyhounds defeated ranked opponents in No. 15 Penn State and No. 17 Lehigh, respectively.

The only area program that absorbed a loss was Mount St. Mary’s, which fell, 14-9, to No. 14 Bucknell.

Here’s how the seven Division I teams from the state fared:

No. 2 Maryland

Record: 8-1, 1-0 Big Ten

Previous result: Def. No. 15 Penn State, 13-12, on Sunday

Note: Senior midfielder Connor Kelly scored a career-high six goals and added an assist, and senior midfielder Adam DiMillo pounced on a ground ball off the final faceoff with 18 seconds left as the Terps outlasted the Nittany Lions.

No. 5 Johns Hopkins

Record: 8-2, 2-0 Big Ten

Previous result: Def. Ohio State, 13-10, on Saturday

Note: Unlike their previous two victories, the Blue Jays did not need to mount a furious comeback in the second half, and sophomore attackman Cole Williams’ four goals and senior goalkeeper Brock Turnbaugh’s game-high 11 saves propelled the team to its seventh straight win, matching its longest run since 2015.

No. 11 Loyola Maryland

Record: 7-3, 5-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Def. No. 17 Lehigh, 16-10, on Saturday

Note: Junior attackman Pat Spencer had four goals and three assists, freshman Bailey Savio won 17 of 25 faceoffs and scooped up seven ground balls, and senior short-stick defensive midfielder Brian Begley compiled two ground balls and three caused turnovers as the Greyhounds never trailed in a victory over the Mountain Hawks.

Mount St. Mary’s

Record: 3-7, 0-3 Northeast Conference

Previous result: Lost to No. 14 Bucknell, 14-9, on Saturday

Note: Junior attackman Chris DiPretoro continued his hot hand with four goals and one assist, and freshman Sam Stephan won 17 of 26 faceoffs with a game-high 11 ground balls, but the Mountaineers could not rally from a 10-0 deficit after the first 30:40 of the game.

Navy

Record: 7-4, 6-1 Patriot League

Previous result: Def. Colgate, 12-10, on Saturday

Note: The offense used a 5-0 run in the second quarter to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 7-3 advantage, and sophomore midfielder Ryan Kern paced the unit with one goal and five assists as the Midshipmen grabbed sole possession of first place in the conference and moved closer to securing their third regular-season league title in four years.

Towson

Record: 4-6, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association

Previous result: Def. Drexel, 17-9, on Friday

Note: Redshirt junior attackman Johnny Giuffreda’s game-high five goals headlined a group of nine players who scored to help the Tigers pull away from the Dragons in the fourth quarter and jump back into the hunt for a berth into the conference tournament.

UMBC

Record: 3-7, 1-2 in the America East

Previous result: Def. No. 1 Albany, 11-7, on Friday

Note: Junior midfielder Billy Nolan provided three goals and two assists, freshman goalkeeper Tommy Lingner made a season- and career-high 16 saves, and the Retrievers ended a four-game losing streak in stunning and convincing fashion.

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