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Local Men's Lacrosse Power Rankings: Week Four

March 12, 2018
Here are this week's local men's lacrosse power rankings:  

1. Maryland (5-1) -- The Terps suffered their first loss of the season, 11-10, to No. 1 Albany March 10. Maryland was in control for much of the game before allowing five consecutive goals during the final quarter. Senior midfielder Connor Kelly led Maryland with two goals and three assists. 
Local Standout: Freshman Justin Shockey (Landon) won 10 of 24 faceoffs and grabbed six ground balls.
Up Next: No. 2 Maryland travels to Villanova for another nonconference game at 1 p.m. March 17.

2. Loyola (4-2) -- The Greyhounds lost for the first time since the regular-season opener, falling, 13-9, to No. 3 Duke at the Ridley Athletic Complex March 10. The Blue Devils pulled away with seven consecutive goals through the second and third quarters. Senior midfielder Jay Drapeau and junior midfielder John Duffy finished with three goals apiece for the Greyhounds. Loyola junior attackman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) had three assists. 
Local Standout: Senior long-stick midfielder Zac Davliakos (Severn) grabbed four ground balls and forced a pair of turnovers.
Up Next: Loyola resumes its Patriot League schedule on the road against Navy at 1:30 p.m. March 17.

3. Johns Hopkins (3-2) -- The Blue Jays won their second straight game against a ranked opponent by running past No. 6 Syracuse, 18-7, at the Carrier Dome March 10. Junior midfielder Alex Concannon, junior attackman Kyle Marr and freshman midfielder Connor DeSimone had three goals apiece for Johns Hopkins.
Local Standout: Sophomore attackman Cole Williams (Loyola Blakefield) finished with a game-high four goals.
Up Next: Johns Hopkins has a quick turnaround with a game against in-state rival UMBC at Homewood Field at 7 p.m. March 13. 

4. Towson (3-3) -- The No. 19 Tigers picked up a key road victory by knocking off No. 14 Ohio State, 7-6, in overtime March 10. Junior midfielder Jon Mazza (Calverton) scored the game-winner with 6.7 seconds remaining in the extra period.
Local Standout: Junior midfielder Grant Maloof (South River) had a pair of goals on three shots.
Up Next: Towson has another tough matchup when it hosts No. 3 Duke at Johnny Unitas Stadium at noon March 17.

5. Navy (4-3) -- The Midshipmen improved to 3-0 in the Patriot League by knocking off Lafayette, 15-5, at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium March 10. Junior midfielder Ryan Wade had a goal and four assists. 
Local Standout: Freshman attackman Christian Daniel (Northern) scored a career-high five goals.
Up Next: The Midshipmen host defending league champion Loyola at 1:30 p.m. March 17.

6. Mount St. Mary's (3-4) -- The Mountaineers got their second straight win by beating Mercer, 12-9, March 10. Redshirt sophomore attackman Stephano Mastro led the way with four goals. Mount St. Mary's has scored in double-digits in six of seven games this season. 
Local Standout: Sophomore midfielder Brendan Doyle (Loyola Blakefield) had two assists. 
Up Next: The Mountaineers travel to Bryant for a Northeast Conference matchup at 1 p.m. March 17.

7. UMBC (2-3) -- The Retrievers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory against Marist March 10. UMBC's defense was stout once again, forcing nine turnovers. Freshman goalie Tommy Lingner had nine saves on 13 shots and improved to 2-2 on the season. 
Local Standout: Junior midfielder Jack Andrews (St. Mary's) finished with three goals. 
Up Next: The Retrievers travel to Johns Hopkins March 13 for a 7 p.m. game. 


No. 8 Salisbury 9, No. 15 Stevenson 7: Salisbury senior midfielder Garrett Reynolds (Archbishop Curley) had five goals and junior midfielder Corey Gwin (Stephen Decatur) scored twice, as the Seagulls (5-2) edged the Mustangs, 9-7, March 10. Salisbury held Stevenson scoreless during the final quarter. Stevenson junior midfielder Gray McKee and sophomore midfielder Ethan Christensen each had a goal and two assists for the Mustangs (0-3). 
Local Standouts: Salisbury sophomore goalie Brandon Warren (Calvert Hall) had six saves; Stevenson sophomore midfielder Justin Burnette (Owings Mills) tied for a game-high four ground balls. 
Up Next: Salisbury hosts Washington College at 1 p.m. March 17; Stevenson hosts Dickinson in the Mustang Classic at 8 p.m. March 16.

Photo Credit: Kenya Allen/PressBox