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Local Men's Lacrosse Power Rankings: Week One

February 19, 2018
1. Maryland (3-0) -- The defending national champions have won three games during the past week. The Terps received a surprisingly tough test on the road against High Point before coming away with a 16-14 victory. Sophomore attackman Jared Bernhardt and senior midfielder Connor Kelly scored four goals apiece to pace Maryland. 
Local Standout: Syracuse transfer and redshirt freshman midfielder Logan Wisnauskas (Boys' Latin) had three goals. 
Up Next: Maryland hosts Penn at 5 p.m. Feb. 21.

2. Loyola (1-1) -- The Greyhounds' high-powered offense had another impressive performance, beating Johns Hopkins, 12-5, in the "Battle of Charles Street." It was the second-largest margin of victory for Loyola in the series, which began in 1939. Senior midfielder Jay Drapeau led the Greyhounds with three goals. Loyola also bounced back from a 13-12 overtime loss to Virginia in the opener. 
Local Standout: Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) finished with one goal and three assists. He is a National Player of the Year candidate. 
Up Next: Loyola opens Patriot League play against Lafayette College at noon on Feb. 24.

3. Johns Hopkins (1-1) -- The Blue Jays could not get much going on either end of the field during the 12-5 loss to Loyola at the Ridley Athletic Complex. While senior Hunter Moreland (Boys' Latin) won 14 of 20 faceoffs, Johns Hopkins committed 22 turnovers compared to 14 for the Greyhounds. 
Local Standout: Senior attackman Shack Stanwick (Boys' Latin) scored a goal and has earned at least a point in 50 consecutive games. 
Up Next: Hopkins hosts North Carolina at 5 p.m. Feb. 23.

4. Towson (1-1) -- The Tigers bounced back from a disappointing 14-6 loss to Johns Hopkins with a hard-fought 15-13 win against another in-state rival, Mount St. Mary's. Junior midfielder Jon Mazza and junior attackman Brendan Sunday tallied three goals apiece for Towson. Junior midfielder Grant Maloof (South River) added a pair of goals.
Local Standout: Junior faceoff specialist Alex Woodall (St. Mary's) won 21 of his 31 faceoffs. He also scored to give Towson a 15-10 lead with 8:16 left in the game. 
Up Next: Towson host Georgetown at noon Feb. 24.

5. Navy (1-2) -- The Midshipmen snapped a two-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory against UMBC on a snowy day in Annapolis, Md. Six different players scored goals for the Midshipmen. Senior Joe Varello won 12 of the 15 draws.
Local Standout: All-American junior midfielder Greyson Torain (DeMatha) had two goals with an assist, extending his point-scoring streak to 10 straight games, dating back to last season. 
Up Next: Navy travels to Boston University for a Patriot League matchup at 1 p.m. Feb. 24.

6. UMBC (1-1) -- One week after upsetting No. 20 Richmond, the Retrievers could not get much going offensively during the 7-5 loss against Navy. UMBC outshot Navy, 35-30, but only put 15 shots on goal. Freshman goalie Tommy Lingner had seven saves. 
Local Standout: Freshman attackman Trevor Patschorke (Severna Park) led the UMBC with two goals and one assist. He has four goals on the season. 
Up Next: The Retrievers travel to Mount St. Mary's for a 3 p.m. faceoff Feb. 23.

7. Mount St. Mary's (0-2) -- The Mountaineers fell short during a hard-fought battle for the second consecutive game. One week after losing, 16-12, to Delaware, Mount St. Mary's dropped another 15-13 decision to Towson. The Mountaineers fought back from a seven-goal deficit during the second half against the Tigers, but they could not close out the game. Mount St. Mary's freshman midfielder Luke Frankeny had a game-high four goals. 
Local Standout: Junior attackman Chris DiPretoro (Calverton) had two goals and an assist. 
Up Next: The Mountaineers travel to Richmond for a 4 p.m. game Feb. 20.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maryland Athletics