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Weekend lacrosse primer: Player and Games of the Week, top 20 polls

Games of the Week

MEN

No. 6 Virginia (0-0) @ No. 4 Loyola Maryland (0-0)

Saturday, noon

Outlook: The Cavaliers have won four of their past five season openers against the Greyhounds, winning by one goal in each meeting, with three of those victories coming in overtime. Virginia owns a 15-8 advantage in the series.

WOMEN

No. 4 James Madison (0-0) @ No. 3 North Carolina (0-0)

Saturday, 3 p.m.

Outlook: The Dukes begin their title defense against an opponent they defeated in the national semifinals, 15-12, before edging out Boston College for the crown. The Tar Heels lead, 6-4, but James Madison earned the two-game sweep last year.

Player of the Week

Tim Troutner Jr., High Point

Annapolis, goalkeeper, senior

The St. Mary’s graduate made 19 saves in the Panthers’ 13-9 upset of No. 2 Duke on Wednesday night. That victory was the 20th of Troutner’s career, which lifted him to the top of the High Point program in all-time wins by a goalie.

Inside Lacrosse Top 20 polls

MEN

1. Yale (26 first-place votes), 0-0

2. Duke (1), 0-0

3. Maryland, 0-0

4. Loyola Maryland, 0-0

5. Cornell, 0-0

6. Virginia (1), 0-0

7. Johns Hopkins, 0-0

8. Denver, 0-0

9. Penn State, 0-0

10. Syracuse, 0-0

11. Notre Dame, 0-0

12. Rutgers, 0-0

13. Lehigh, 0-0

14. Albany, 0-0

15. North Carolina, 0-0

16. Ohio State, 0-0

17. Princeton, 0-0

18. UMass, 0-0

19. Georgetown, 0-0

20. Michigan, 0-0

Others receiving votes: Robert Morris, Marquette, Villanova, Towson, Penn, Navy, Vermont, Bryant, Army West Point, UMBC, Jacksonville, Boston University

WOMEN

1. Boston College (15 first-place votes), 0-0

2. Maryland (1), 0-0

3. North Carolina, 0-0

4. James Madison (4), 0-0

5. Stony Brook, 0-0

6. Florida, 0-0

7. Northwestern, 0-0

8. Princeton, 0-0

9. Loyola Maryland, 0-0

10. Penn State, 0-0

11. Virginia Tech, 0-0

12. Penn, 0-0

13. Syracuse, 0-0

14. Towson, 0-0

15. Navy, 0-0

16. Virginia, 0-0

17. Stanford, 0-0

18. Colorado, 0-0

T-19. Duke, 0-0

T-19. Southern California, 0-0

Others receiving votes: Georgetown, Notre Dame, Denver, Dartmouth

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