On the men’s side, No. 8 Syracuse and No. 6 Loyola Maryland will kick off the weekend’s first-round action of the NCAA tournament, while No. 9 James Madison and No. 14 Stony Brook will meet in the first round of the playoffs on the women’s side.
Also, the Loyola Maryland women have a sharpshooter in Sam Fiedler, Kelly Larkin keeps racking up achievements for the Navy women, and the transition from the Johns Hopkins women’s midfield to attack has been smooth for Nicole DeMase.
Army scored three goals in the final eight minutes as the No. 18 ranked Black Knights stunned No 7 Loyola, 7-5, in the semifinals of the Patriots League lacrosse tournament played at the Ridgley Complex last night.
On the men’s side, No. 2 Yale and No. 9 Cornell will clash in one semifinal of the Ivy League tournament, while No. 5 Northwestern and No. 7 Michigan will tangle in a semifinal of the Big Ten tournament on the women’s side.
The top-seeded and host Greyhounds (14-4, 10-0 PL) will host the winner of Thursday night’s other semifinals between second-seeded Navy and fourth-seeded Army at Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday at noon.
The Baltimore Brigade opened their Arena Football League season Friday night with a 59-51 victory over the Washington Valor at Royal Farms Arena. The victory avenged the Brigade’s loss to the Valor in last season’s championship game.
Loyola Maryland's Pat Spencer, who ranks in the top-five all-time of both points and assists in NCAA Division I, was selected first overall by the PLL’s Archers to become the first collegiate player ever selected by the new league.
Kaiya Coleman hit the game-winning layup with three-tenths of a second remaining to lift the Coppin State women’s basketball team a 50-48 victory over Morgan State in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament Monday.
The senior attackmen, a two-time finalist for the annual award akin to the Heisman Trophy, and Boston College senior attacker and 2018 Tewaaraton winner Sam Apuzzo top the watch list released Thursday night.
Also, the Loyola Maryland women have a lot of faith in a freshman defender, a defenseman for the Johns Hopkins men boasts a 1.000 shooting percentage, and the Stevenson men got a kickstart from an unlikely source.
On the first day of the 2019 lacrosse season for No. 4 Loyola, Pat Spencer scored five goals and contributed two assists as the Greyhounds defeated No. 6 Virginia, 17-9, before a crowd of 2,541 at Ridley Athletic Complex.
The No. 14 Towson women’s team will seek to upend No. 10 Penn State for the second year in a row; goalie Brandon Warren anchored No. 2 Salisbury’s defensive effort; and No. 3 Maryland was thrilled for midfielder Christian Zawadzki’s first goal in almost four years.