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NO. 4 LOYOLA (3-1)
Coming up: Vs. Bellarmine, Saturday, 1 p.m., Ridley Athletic Complex
Comment: The Greyhounds have won all three meetings in this series, but they should remember that the Knights owned a 4-2 lead at halftime in last year's contest in Louisville, Ky. Junior Brendan Donovan set a career high in faceoff wins with a 19-for-31 effort in Tuesday night's 21-9 rout of UMBC.
NO. 5 JOHNS HOPKINS (3-0)
Coming up: Vs. No. 14 Princeton, Friday, 5 p.m., Homewood Field; Vs. Mount St. Mary's, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Homewood Field
Comment: The Blue Jays lead the all-time series 55-27, but last season's 10-8 win ended a three-game losing skid against the Tigers. Senior defenseman Tucker Durkin leads Johns Hopkins in caused turnovers (eight) and ranks third in ground balls (11).
MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-2)
Coming up: Vs. Towson, Saturday, 7 p.m., Waldron Family Stadium; At No. 5 Johns Hopkins, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Comment: The Mountaineers have dropped seven of the past eight contests against the Tigers. Sophomore goalkeeper Adam Borgogelli has made 13, 13 and 16 saves in his three starts this year.
Coming up: At Bucknell, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Comment: The Midshipmen hold a 7-5 lead in this series, but the Bison have won the last games. A pair of juniors — attackman Sam Jones (Severna Park) and midfielder Pat Durkin — have scored a goal in each of their past six games, which is the longest active streak on the team.
Coming up: At Mount St. Mary's, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Comment: The Tigers avoided their first 0-4 start in school history with a 9-8 overtime decision against Mercer on Sunday. Junior short-stick defensive midfielder Jordan Fortmann (Archbishop Spalding) leads the team in caused turnovers (seven) and ranks fifth in ground balls (seven).
Coming up: At No. 20 Fairfield, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Comment: The Retrievers have a slight 2-1 edge against the Stags, but Fairfield beat UMBC, 10-9, in overtime last season. Senior attackman Joe Lustgarten's streak of 11 consecutive games with at least two assists came to an end against Loyola on Tuesday night.