Men’s Lax: Conference tournament seedings decided this weekend
The final weekend of the regular season of the college lacrosse season for Men’s Division I teams is here. For most of the conferences, the fields are set for the postseason tournaments. But this weekend’s games will decide where the teams will be seeded.
The Colonial Athletic Association, where Towson resides, will have a clear picture on Sunday of who will play who in the first round of the CAA Tournament.
The 8-4 Tigers, who are coming off a much needed victory over Delaware this past weekend, will travel to Philadelphia this weekend to take on Drexel.
Senior midfielder, Grant Maloof, received some national recognition after his six-point performance against the Blue Hens. Maloof, who hails from Davidsonville, MD, was named CAA Player of the Week as well as named to the USILA Team of the Week.
Towson will need guys such as Maloof, Brendan Sunday, Timmy Monahan, and Alex Woodall to step up on Saturday against the Dragons if they want a high seeding in the conference tournament.
As for the No. 2 Terps, Maryland will host rival Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 7 p.m. Both teams are coming into the game with totally different emotions. Maryland defeated a tough Ohio State team, as Jared Bernhardt delivered the game winning goal against the Buckeyes in Columbus, OH, winning 10-9 in overtime. The Blue Jays were throttled on the road this past Sunday, giving up 20 goals to No. 1 Penn State.
The Terps have now won three straight games, and John Tillman’s team seems to be finding momentum at the perfect time of the season. The win over OSU secured Maryland’s spot in the conference Big Ten tournament.
MSB will have full coverage of the Hopkins/ Maryland game, including Live Tweets.
Look for Chloe Stowe’s Navy preview and postseason predictions later this week
On Friday, the Patriot League Conference tournament seedings will be determined. The Loyola Greyhounds have already clinched a spot in the tourney, but will the Greyhounds be the No. 1 seed? Here are the scenarios presented by the Patriot League Conference website.
Loyola Maryland (6-1 PL): Clinched berth in the Patriot League Tournament and a quarterfinal bye
* Will be the No. 1 seed if they defeat Lafayette.
* Would be the No. 2 seed with a loss to Lafayette and BU beats Navy, Lehigh lose to Holy Cross.
* Will be No. 1 seed if Navy beats BU, regardless of the result of Loyola’s game against Lafayette.
* If Loyola Maryland loses to Lafayette, Lehigh defeats Holy Cross and Boston University defeats Navy (Loyola, Boston U and Lehigh finish 6-2), Loyola will be the 1st seed, due to Bucknell and Colgate finishing ahead of Lafayette, giving Loyola the edge.
Game Remaining: vs. Lafayette (4.26)
Defeated: Army West Point, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Navy
Lost to: Boston University
UMBC will miss the America East postseason. The Retrievers will wrap up the regular season on Saturday against Hartford.
As for Georgetown, the Hoyas (10-4), will wrap up their Big East schedule on Saturday against St. John’s. The Hoyas definitely have a shot at repeating as Conference Champions.