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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


Loyola Men's Lacrosse vs Johns Hopkins

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


Loyola Men's Lacrosse vs Johns Hopkins

•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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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of #3 Denver Men’s Lacrosse 13-12 Win Over #5 Loyola


Cam Flint scored 16 seconds into overtime to lift the Denver Pioneers over the Loyola Greyhounds in front of over 3,000 fans at Ridley Athletic Complex.

NCAA Lacrosse: #3 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Wins 13-12 Overtime Thriller Over #5 Loyola On April 13


Denver Men's Lacrosse vs Loyola april 13

Senior Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) scored the game-winner in overtime to propel the No. 3/4 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team to a 13-12 win over the No. 5/6 Loyola University Greyhounds on Saturday afternoon in front of 3,285 fans at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, Md. The win is the Pioneers’ fifth straight and bring their overall record to 10-2 on the season, 5-0 in Eastern College Athletic Conference action.
“This was a really tough game and a great deal of the credit needs to go to Loyola, because they never gave up and battled against us right to the last second,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “I thought out team played an outstanding first half, and that Loyola played an outstanding second half. I’m proud of the way our team responded when it came time to head into overtime. Our whole team stepped up when we needed them to and that is a mark of a good team.”
Flint finished the day with four goals, his second straight four-goal game, while also finishing with three ground balls. Sophomores Eric Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) and Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) both finished with two goals and two assists, while senior Eric Law (Centennial, Colo.) netted two goals.
Also scoring for Denver was freshman Gordie Koerber (Baltimore, Md.), senior Taylor Young (Littleton, Colo.) and sophomore Sean Cannizzaro (Cazenovia, N.Y.) with one goal each. Sophomore Garret Holst (Fishers, Ind.) recorded two assists, while senior Chase Carraro (Louisville, Ky.) finished with a season-high 16 ground balls and won a season-high 18-of 26 face-offs.
Sophomore goalie Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) made a career-high 18 saves in his first complete game since the Pioneers fell to Penn State (02/17/13). LaPlante is now 7-1 on the season and has made 96 saves.
Loyola got on the board first to start the game, but the Pioneers answered with four straight goals from Young, Law Berg and Flint to end the first quarter up 4-1.
After the Greyhounds scored to open the second quarter, the Pioneers scored two straight as Flint and Berg both netted their second goals of the game to put DU up 6-2. Loyola answer with a goal from Davis Butts with 5:25 left in the second quarter, before Denver closed out the half with a goal from Flint, his third, and a goal from Law with five seconds remaining. The Pioneers took an 8-3 lead heading into the break.
After over 10 minutes of scoreless action to open the third quarter, Loyola score with 4:22 remaining as Mike Sawyer and scored off a pass from Justin Ward. Denver answered 21 seconds later as Cannizzaro scored his third goal of the season to put DU up 9-4. Loyola scored the final three goals of the quarter to cut into the Pioneers’ lead, 9-7.
Adamson and Koerber both scored within a minute of each other to open the fourth quarter and give DU an 11-7 lead. However, Loyola scored two more minutes later to make it 11-9 with 9:20 left to play. Adamson scored his 20th of the season with 8:40 left to play to give the Pioneers a three-goal cushion, but the Greyhounds scored three straight to tie the game at 12-12 as the final minutes ticked off the clock to force the game into overtime.

NCAA Lacrosse: ECAC “Game Of The Week” Features #3 Denver Men’s Lacrosse (9-2) At #5 Loyola On April 13 In Battle Of Top Two Teams


Denver Men's Lacrosse vs Loyola ECAC Game of the Week

#3 Denver Pioneers 9-2 (4-0)

LAST TIME OUT: 11-10 Double Overtime Win vs. Bellarmine
The Pioneers head into Saturday’s game against Loyola in the midst of a four game winning streak, with conference wins in three of the four. Denver’s offense has been one of the best in Division I lacrosse this season, averaging 13 goals a game, ranking fourth in the country. Senior Eric Law continues to be the driving force on offense, tallying 48 points on 25 goals and 23 assists in just 11 games. Law’s 4.36 points per game average is tops in the ECAC and seventh overall in the nation. Sophomore Wesley Berg has registered 33 goals so far in 2013. His 3 goal a game average is fifth nationally. On defense, senior Kyle Hercher has caused a team leading 12 turnovers and classmate Chase Carrero has scooped up a team high 23 ground balls. Sophomore Ryan LaPlante has been a constant in goal for the Pioneers, starting ten games and recording a 9.4 goals against average and a stopping over 56% of the shots he’s faced.

#5 Loyola Greyhounds 9-2 (5-0)

LAST TIME OUT: 13-7 Win vs. Fairfield

Loyola is riding a five game win streak going into the matchup with Denver. After knocking off Fairfield 13-7 on Saturday, the Greyhounds have already punched their ticket for the ECAC tournament. Loyola’s strength continues to be its defense as they’ve climbed to fifth overall in the nation, averaging 7.45 goals against per contest. They’re also in the top five in caused turnovers with an average of ten per game and have the second highest man down defense in the country. Senior Scott Ratliff has been a stopper for the Greyhounds, causing 23 turnovers and raking in 53 groundballs. Offensively, junior Justin Ward has led the way through the first 11 games. Ward has notched 47 points (23 goals, 24 assists) for an average of 4.27 points per game, seventh in Division I. Loyola outscores its opponents by an average of 4.2 goals per game, good enough for the third best scoring margin in the nation.

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of #6 Loyola Men’s Lacrosse 13-7 Win Over Fairfield On April 6


Loyola University Maryland defensive midfielders Scott Ratliff and Josh Hawkins combined to score six goals on as many shots, and Pat Laconi added an assist, as the Greyhounds’ defensive midfield was in on almost half of their goals during a 13-7 victory Saturday afternoon over visiting Fairfield University in ECAC Lacrosse League action at Ridley Athletic Complex.

Ratliff, a long-stick midfielder, scored four, and Hawkins added two for Loyola (9-2 overall, 5-0 ECAC), which clinched a bid to the 2013 ECAC Championships that will be played May 2-4 at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. Ratliff also had four caused turnovers and three ground balls, and Hawkins tallied a pair off the ground and caused one Stags turnover.

Fairfield (6-5, 3-2) took an early 1-0 lead as Marshall Johnson scored on a seven-yard shot from the top at 10:32 in the first quarter, but less than two minutes later, an extra-man goal by Loyola would start a 5-0 Greyhounds run.

A Stags push gave Loyola a man advanatage, and Harry Kutner fed Kevin Ryan who hit an over-the-shoulder shot from just in front of the crease to tie the game at 1-1 with 8:44 on the first-quarter clock.

Ratliff then picked up the ground ball on the next faceoff, and he struck with a 12-yard shot from the top of the box to give Loyola its first lead, 2-1, just nine second after Ryan’s goal.

Chris Layne scored the Greyhounds’ third goal, taking a flip from Davis Butts and running left-to-right past his defender to score at 6:27. Justin Ward then scored his first of two-straight at 3:11 with a sidearm shot from just outside the crease.