Local Men’s D1 Lax recap of Saturday games.
Plus-Preview of #1 Penn State vs #3 Maryland prime time matchup on Sunday
This weekend marks the opening of the schedule for some of the top conferences in NCAA Men’s Division 1 lacrosse.
The determining factor for who comes out on top of their respective conferences at the end of April is decided now.
For the Maryland D1 schools, it was a pretty uplifting Saturday for the local teams. Loyola, who has already won several conferences games this month added another W with a 21-7 victory over Colgate. Greyhounds star senior attackman Pat Spencer had an 8 assist day to go along with his two-goals.
Towson (6-3) got a much needed win as the Tigers opened Colonial Athletic Association play with a 10-9 victory over Hofstra. Grant Maloof and Brody McLean each had hat-tricks for Towson.
Johns Hopkins rebounded from a tough loss last weekend to Virginia with a convincing victory over Michigan. The Blue Jays opened the Big Ten conference schedule Forry Smith (4 goals), Joey Epstein (3 goals, 2 assists) and goalie Ryan Darby with 8 saves in the 14-7 win. Dave Peitramala’s is a game above .500.
UMBC and Mount St. Mary’s both had victories on Saturday.
Navy and Georgetown both came up on the losing end this weekend. You can read Chloe Stowe’s recap of the Midshipmen’s loss to Holy Cross.
The Hoyas lost to a tough and rejuvenated Denver team.
As for the Terps, #3 Maryland will host a Sunday night prime time matchup against #1 Penn State. The game will air at 7pm on the Big Ten Network. Head coach John Tillman will enter the game with a couple of impressive records. Tillman is 17-10 all-time vs. top-five teams and 17-3 in Big Ten regular season play as the head coach of Maryland. The Terrapins are on the quest for their fifth straight Big Ten regular season title.
Sophomore Logan Wisnauskas is four points away from amassing 50+ points for the second consecutive season. The Sykesville, Md. native would become the first player in program history to record at least 50 points in back-to-back seasons as a freshman and sophomore.
MSB will have full coverage of the prime time game.