If you're looking to soak up some sun and have an occasional glimpse at some sports (or vice versa) this weekend, you'll have no problem indulging yourself.
College lacrosse tops the bill, with top-ranked Virginia at home at 1:30 Sunday against second-ranked Washington and Lee while fifth-ranked Maryland, trying to rebound from last week's loss to the Cavaliers, faces off against seventh-ranked Navy at 2:30 p.m. today.
Virginia solidified its hold on the No. 1 slot with its 8-7 victory over the Terps in Byrd Stadium. Virginia's defense seemed impenetrable, even against the normally high-powered Maryland offense. The Virginia attack is painfully deliberate but gets the job done. The Cavs now have beaten Johns Hopkins and Maryland consecutively -- a rare achievement.
Maryland Coach Buddy Beardmore was more inclined to find things wrong with his team's offense than paying too much credit to Virginia's defense.
"We just played very poorly," said Beardmore. "Maybe it was a mental letdown but I think we've had a great week of practice and we've corrected our problems."
As for Navy, Beardmore said, "They are very aggressive. They have umpteen thousand Middies to get the ball to the attack. We got our hands full."
The Terps also have nagging injuries. All-America Bob Boneillo has a bad elbow. Boneillo played with the injury last week but Beardmore said that may have been a mistake. Additionally high-scoring attack man Mike Duffy is suffering from an illness doctors say may be the mumps.
In college baseball, it's tournament time for Maryland and George Washington. The Colonials will travel to Hershey, Pa. for the Eastern Eight tournament while the Terps will finish out their schedule with games against Clemson today and Sunday before kicking off the ACC tournament Tuesday. The Terps are virtually assured of being seeded second in the tournament.
There is other local baseball action today as Georgetown hosts Richmond in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.