Todd Karpovich shares his latest power rankings for the seven local Division I lacrosse teams as well as his player of the week.
Player of the Week
UMBC Attackman Nick Dupuis
The sophomore scored a career-high five goals in a 13-10 victory against Hartford. The win kept the Retrievers undefeated on the season. Dupuis has provided a spark as the Retrievers’ fourth attackman.
1. Maryland (5-0)
Previous Game: Defeated then-No. 14 Ohio State, 16-8
Spotlight: The third-ranked Terrapins broke open the game with six goals in the fourth quarter. Senior attackman Logan Wisnauskas (Boys’ Latin) finished with four goals and three assists. Sophomore attackman Daniel Maltz also had four goals, while senior attackman Jared Bernhardt scored three times with two assists. Maryland’s defense was stellar and allowed 10 goals or fewer for the fourth time this season. The Terps are ranked nationally behind new No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Duke.
Next Up: Visit No. 5 Rutgers March 28
2. Loyola (4-2)
Previous Game: Defeated Bucknell, 24-10
Spotlight: The 12th-ranked Greyhounds scored 12 straight goals put away the Leopards. Senior attackman Kevin Lindley sparked a 12-0 run with seven goals as the Greyhounds’ offense dominated for a second consecutive week. Graduate midfielder Peter Swindell added a career-best four goals, including three in the game’s opening 20 minutes. Loyola’s 24 goals are the most the Greyhounds have scored in a conference game since joining the Patriot League in 2013.
Next Up: Visit Towson March 27
3. Johns Hopkins (2-3)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 6 Rutgers, 15-9
Spotlight: The 15th-ranked Blue Jays could not keep pace with the Scarlet Knights, who put together an 11-2 game-ending run during the final 32 minutes. Junior midfielder Garrett Degnon led Johns Hopkins with three goals and one assist, while senior attackman Connor DeSimone finished with two goals and two assists. Junior Matt Narewski won 16 faceoffs, one shy of a career high.
Next Up: Visit Penn State March 28
4. UMBC (3-0, national votes)
Previous Game: Defeated Hartford, 13-10
Spotlight: The Retrievers extended their winning streak to seven games dating back to last season. Senior attackman Trevor Patschorke (Severna Park) finished with two goals and an assist, while sophomore attackman Mike Doughty (Glenelg) and sophomore midfielder Dane Hall (St. John’s College) each had a goal and two assists. Junior attackman Brett Baucia (Archbishop Spalding) tied a career high with two goals, and senior attackman Steven Zichelli (Severna Park) also scored twice.
Next Up: Visit Binghamton March 24
5. (Navy (2-0, No. 16 nationally)
Previous Game: Game at Lafayette postponed
Next Up: Host Holy Cross March 27
6. Towson (2-5)
Previous Game: Lost then-No.18 Delaware, 13-12, in overtime.
Spotlight: The Tigers could not hold a 9-5 halftime lead, and with 2:41 left in overtime, Delaware’s Tye Kurtz slipped around the crease and scored the game-winning goal. Redshirt freshman attackman Andrew Milani (St. Paul’s) had a hat trick for the third straight game, while fifth-year attackman Brody McLean added two goals. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Shane Brennan (Walt Whitman) finished with 12 saves for Towson. The Tigers had won their previous five games against Delaware.
Next Up: Host No. 12 Loyola March 27
7. Mount St. Mary’s (1-6)
Previous Game: Lost to Hobart, 13-9
Spotlight: The Mountaineers scored three consecutive goals to cut the margin to one early in the fourth quarter, but they could not overcome the Statesmen. Graduate midfielder Matt Haggerty, graduate midfielder/attackman Brendan Doyle (Loyola Blakefield) and junior midfielder Jake Krieger (John Carroll) each scored twice for Mount St. Mary’s. Senior Dylan Furnback made 11 saves for the Mountaineers
Next Up: Visit St. Joseph’s March 27
Photo Credit: Courtesy of UMBC Athletics