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NCAA Lacrosse: Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Virginia, Penn State, Towson, Duke, Colgate, Navy And Johns Hopkins

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Charley Toomey, head coach of Loyola University Maryland’s men’s lacrosse team, announced a 14-game regular-season schedule for the 2014 season that includes the Greyhounds’ first games as members of the Patriot League, continuing rivalries with pas opponents and the renewal of challenges with the addition of games with the University of Virginia and Penn State University.
The schedule will test the Greyhounds, who finished the 2013 season with an 11-5 record and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament, from the outset. Four of Loyola’s first six games are against teams that also competed in last year’s NCAA Tournament.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Loyola Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Virginia, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Florida, Towson, Lehigh, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Navy And Syracuse

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Loyola University Maryland head women’s lacrosse coach Jen Adams has announced the squad’s 2013 spring schedule.
The Greyhounds, coming off their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, have put together one of the nation’s toughest non-conference schedules, as seven of their nine out-of-conference opponents advanced to the 2013 NCAA Championships.
Four NCAA Tournament teams will visit Ridley Athletic Complex, as Loyola will host seven home games this spring. It’s contest at Johns Hopkins on Wednesday, Feb. 26 will also be featured on ESPNU.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Loyola Men’s Lacrosse 2013 Off-Season Strength & Conditioning Workout (Video)

Loyola Men’s Lacrosse team competes in strength and conditioning exercises to prepare for the upcoming 2014 season.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game Recorded By “GoPro Goalie Cam” (Video)

Loyola alum Trae Rodgers (Class of ’06) records some game play with a GoPro strapped to his chest.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Charley Toomey Talks About Move To Patriot League, Recent Success And Outlook For 2014

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Loyola Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Charley Toomey

Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Charley Toomey

A: The Patriot League is a great academic fit for Loyola University.  We will be aligned with institutions that have similar standards for their student athletes. I have a great respect for the Patriot League teams and look forward to creating new rivalries within the conference.  Having coached at and now living near Annapolis, I am especially excited about the new local rivalry with the U.S. Naval Academy.

Q: The program’s recent success has been well-documented, with five NCAA Tournament appearance in the last seven years and the 2012 Division I national championship. What has been the recipe for success?

A: First, I would say that what our recent teams have done is really build on the successful foundation that was laid by alumni and coaches that came before them. Loyola has a rich tradition in lacrosse having participated in 19 NCAA Tournaments and 3 NCAA Final Fours.  The National Championship in 2012, it would never have been possible if not for everyone who came before us. That being said, I am fortunate to coach at an institution that invests resources into our teams allowing us to be successful.  The Ridley Athletic Complex exemplifies the University’s commitment to our lacrosse program.

Q: What challenges does a new conference schedule create for you and your staff?

A: Certainly it has changed things, but we look forward to building these new rivalries. We were accustomed to being in the ECAC where we might have to get on a plane several times a year to go play at places like Denver, Ohio State or Air Force, but now we have conference opponents who are much closer geographically, so that will ease some of the travels we’ve had. At the same time, we took a good look at our non-conference schedule and made sure that we are playing the games that will help our strength of schedule and RPI. We’re fortunate to have some tremendous local games like Towson, Georgetown and UMBC — and add the Naval Academy to that as a Patriot League game — and we are looking forward to starting series with Virginia and Penn State this year. We were also able to continue what has become a great series and rivalry with Duke, and of course we are finishing the regular-season with our yearly game against our Charles Street neighbor Johns Hopkins.

Q: You’re a Loyola alum and have been deeply involved with the program since your days as a student-athlete. What makes Loyola such a special place to you?

A: Anyone that knows me knows that I hold Loyola very near and dear to my heart.  I feel very lucky to be the head of a program that has a chance to win a national championship year in and out.  Any student athlete that has spent time on our campus and had the opportunity to get to know the people that make up the Loyola community understand why this is such a special place.

Q: Seniors Joe Fletcher (First Team) and Justin Ward (Honorable Mention) were both All-Americans last year, and Fletcher was the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year. What are you looking for from them as seniors?

A: Joe Fletcher and Justin Ward are two guys who took big steps from their freshmen year to sophomore year, and they were big reasons we were able to win the National Championship in 2012.  Justin had a great season in 2013 season, leading our team in scoring as well as becoming our voice on the offensive side of the field.  Joe Fletcher is the best all around defenseman in college lacrosse right now.  Joe and Justin have a tremendous work ethic, are dedicated and excellent students.  They are guys who now will be some of the main voices in our locker room after we have graduated a large senior class. We will ask an awful lot of them, as well as seniors like Pat Laconi, Jack Runkel, Kyle Duffy. They will be our leaders on and off the field, and we’re fortunate to have high-character people like them in our program.

For more:  http://www.patriotleague.org/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/081313aab.html

NCAA Lacrosse: #10 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Uses Strong Second Half To Beat #4 Loyola 18-11 On May 2; Faces Denver In ECAC Final On May 4

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The No. 10-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will play for the 2013 ECAC Championship after defeating No. 4-ranked Loyola, 18-11, in the tournament semifinals Thursday in Geneva, N.Y. The Buckeyes trailed 7-6 at halftime and 11-10 at the end of the third quarter but closed the game on an 9-0 run to move to 11-3 overall and extend their winning streak to five.
Ohio State, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, will face top seed Denver at 4 p.m. Saturday at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. The Pioneers topped Fairfield, 10-8, in the semifinals. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Network, Fox College Sports and Fuel TV.
“We are excited to play for a championship Saturday,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “Tonight was a good team win. The men showed their true colors in the second half both offensively and defensively.”
The Buckeyes led 3-2 after the opening 15 minutes but Loyola outscored Ohio State 5-3 in the second quarter for a 7-6 halftime advantage. An early third-quarter goal for the Greyhounds extended the lead to 8-6 but Ohio State answered with back-to-back goals for an 8-all contest with 12:43 left in the third quarter. The Greyhounds then scored three of the next four goals to go ahead, 11-9 with 3:59 left in the third quarter. Ohio State took control from there, drawing within one with 1:33 left in the third quarter and then scoring three times in the first 3:46 of the fourth quarter to tie the game and take the lead, scoring five times in the final 7:07 of the matchup.

NCAA Lacrosse: #10 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Faces #4 Loyola On May 2 In ECAC Semifinals

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The No. 10/11 ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (10-3, 5-2/3rd ECAC) heads to Geneva, N.Y., for the 2013 ECAC Championship at Boswell Field. The No. 3 seed Buckeyes will take on No. 2 seed Loyola (11-3, 6-1 ECAC) at 8 p.m. Thursday in the semifinals. The first semifinal features top seed Denver (11-3, 6-1 ECAC) vs. No. 4 seed Fairfield (8-6, 4-3 ECAC) at 5 p.m. The championship game will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, with the winner earning the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Loyola Men’s Lacrosse 8-4 Win Over Johns Hopkins On April 27

Important, exciting game won by Loyola 8-4 before a packed house at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  RHS Productions.

NCAA Lacrosse: #7 Loyola Men’s Lacrosse (11-3) Holds #11 Johns Hopkins (8-5) Scoreless For Final Thirty Minutes To Win 8-4 On April 27

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Loyola University Maryland held Johns Hopkins University scoreless for the final 29-minutes, 18-seconds of regulation on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field, and the Greyhounds snapped a 13-game losing skid to the Blue Jays with an 8-4 victory to close the regular-season.
Loyola’s last victory in the series came in 1999 when the Greyhounds beat the host Blue Jays, 14-5. The previous seven games, however, had been decided by only 13 goals with Johns Hopkins winning four times by a single tally.
The seventh-ranked Greyhounds opened the second half on a man-advantage that carried over from late in the second quarter, and after the teams returned to even strength, Justin Ward skipped a pass to Sean O’Sullivan at the top of the offense, and the midfielder scored on a low shot from 13 yards out 36 ticks into the half.
O’Sullivan’s goal put Loyola (11-3 overall) in front 5-3, but the 11th-ranked Blue Jays (8-5) pulled back within a goal just five seconds later when they won the faceoff on a Greyhounds’ violation. Mike Poppleton ran the ball into the offensive zone and snuck a shot into the top right corner at 14:19.
That, however, was the last goal Johns Hopkins would score in the game. Greyhounds’ goalkeeper Jack Runkel made six of his 10 saves in the final half, and the rest of the Blue Jays’ 11 shots went off goal.
Johns Hopkins also committed 10 turnovers in the second half, and the Greyhounds had just eight in the entire game.
Mike Sawyer scored his third of the day, rolling off a short-stick defensive midfielder and slinging a sidearm shot into the net with 6:10 to go in the third quarter, pushing Loyola out to a two-goal advantage for the third time in the game.

NCAA Lacrosse: #7 Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Travels To #11 Johns Hopkins On April 27; Teams Meet For 51st Time With Blue Jays Holding 47-3 Advantage

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•The Greyhounds and Blue Jays will be meeting for the 51st time in series history on Saturday when they take the field. Johns Hopkins holds a 47-3 advantage in the all-time series and is currently on a 13-game winning streak.
•Loyola’s last win against the Blue Jays came on March 12, 1999, when the Greyhounds took a 14-5 decision on the road.

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