When the NCAA Div. 1 women’s lacrosse rankings come out March 5, expect Maryland to maintain its top spot after the Terps trounced Hofstra 16-11 March 3. Alex Aust and Kristen Lamon scored four goals each in the victory.
Maryland (5-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has another quick turnaround as it hosts UMBC Tuesday at 5 pm on the field hockey and lacrosse complex. Admission is free. This is the last of three games in a five-day span. The Pride fell to 4-1 with the loss.
The DMV placed five teams in the latest Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association top 20 poll and Navy received some votes. Virginia is ranked sixth, Loyola seventh, Georgetown 11th, Towson 16th and Johns Hopkins 17th. Navy received some votes.
The Cavaliers will probably fall after being upset by No. 10 Penn State 15-14 in Charlottesville March 3. Sophomore Annie Thomas found classmate Hannah Schmitt for the game-winning goal with 10 seconds remaining in regulation Saturday to give Loyola an 11-10 win at Towson. Hopkins upset Loyola in the Blue Jays last action Feb. 27.
A late 5-0 run helped Navy (5-0) defeat visiting Richmond (1-5), 12-8, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Sophomore attacker Loren Generi scored seven points and sophomore goalie Annie Foky made 11 saves.
The Hoyas (3-0) travel to Stanford University on Tuesday for a matchup with the Cardinal in Palo Alto, Calif.
Lacrosse fans will want to circle March 9 on the calendar. Traditional powerhouse, and currently No. 4, Northwestern is scheduled to visit Hopkins at noon.