1) Maryland’s accuracy. The Terps’ prowess on offense has been aided by 97 shots. The unit’s 40.2 conversion rate is staggering, but that percentage could be affected by the presence of Loyola junior goalkeeper
2) Loyola's short-stick defenders. The Greyhounds boasted one of the best Rope units in the country in long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff and short-stick defensive midfielders Josh Hawkins and Pat Laconi. Hawkins served a suspension for violating a team policy and did not play against Towson, which took advantage. Six of the Tigers goals were initiated against Loyola's short sticks. That could be a recipe for disaster against the Terps' starting midfield of seniors John Haus and Jake Bernhardt and redshirt junior Mike Chanenchuk. "They're very talented in the midfield," Toomey said of Maryland. "They run two very strong midfields, and [senior attackman] Owen Blye behind is going to be the quarterback of their offense. They've got a terrific team down in College Park. [Wednesday night] gave us a good chance to go out and play a team that does initiate out of the midfield."