The No. 5 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team, 7-2 on the year, faces a tough road battle at No. 10 Johns Hopkins, owning a 5-2 record, Saturday afternoon in Baltimore.

Fresh from knocking off previously top-ranked Maryland last weekend, Carolina will bring all sorts of confidence into this meeting with perennial powerhouse Johns Hopkins.

In 2012, UNC took down a top-ranked Johns Hopkins squad. And last season, the Tar Heels won their meeting 11-10 in Chapel Hill. The Blue Jays will no doubt be eager to deliver some payback in 2014.

Johns Hopkins is coming off an 11-10 overtime defeat at the hands of the Virginia Cavaliers.

The Blue Jays lead the all-time series 24-18, but the Tar Heels are gaining ground quickly, winning six of their last seven matchups.

Saturday’s game is schedule to commence at 2 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.