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Nourse led the Hoyas with 35 caused turnovers last season.

“We didn’t think we’d have him and it’s still to be determined, but he’s gotten back a lot faster [than anticipated],” Urick said. “He’s a key guy at that end. You want to make sure you do what’s prudent.”

Tillman indicated attackman Owen Blye (19 goals, 14 assists in 2011), who was used sparingly in the second half of the Terps’ opening win against Hartford, will play Friday. It is uncertain if Blye’s undisclosed injury will limit him again.

“I would say if he played last week, he’ll probably play this week,” Tillman said. “How much? I don’t think he got any worse on Saturday.”