Maryland Beats Loyola, Hopkins Splits, Navy Wins
We start this recap on Friday night in Towson. Number 16 Johns Hopkins made the short trip to see the Tigers. Joey Epstein scored 6 goals in the first half including a personal 5-0 run to give the Jays a 12-6 lead at halftime. The Tigers answered with their own five goal run to cut the lead to 14-12 after three. Give Hopkins credit for surviving that run and winning the 4th quarter 4-0 and the game 18-12. Garrett Degnon added 4 goals for Hopkins while Kyle Berkeley had 4 for the Tigers.
The big game of the weekend happened in College Park where #9 Loyola played the #2 Maryland. Attackmen Logan Wisnaukas continued his hot start with 3 goals and 3 assists. The Terps used a 10 goal second quarter to take a 14-5 lead at halftime. Jonathan Donville and Eric Malever scored three goals apiece for the Terps. Adam Poitras led the Greyhounds with 2 goals and 2 assists.
In Annapolis Navy used a 64-24 shot advantage to beat Mercer 15-5. Jack Sweeney had 4 goals for the Midshipmen while Patrick Skalniak had 3 goals and 2 assists. Navy also won the ground ball battle 44-25.
Earlier today #4 Georgetown scored 13 of the last 16 goals to beat Hopkins 16-8. Brendan Grimes had 3 goals while Joey Epstein added two for the Jays.
It will be a busy week for the local teams. On Tuesday Mount St Mary’s will travel to Towson at 4. Then on Friday Navy travels to Hofstra at 6 before they play Manhattan on Sunday. UMBC opens their season hosting Drexel on Saturday at 1. The Retrievers will play home games at UMBC Soccer Park this season due to renovations at the stadium. At the same time top ranked Virgina will be at Towson and one hour later Loyola will be at Homewood Field to play Johns Hopkins. In addition to Navy/Manhattan on Sunday the Terps head to Syracuse to play the Orange. Yesterday the Orange won Gary Gait’s debut 28-5 over Holy Cross. That game will be a noon start.