Loyola, Towson postpone game Death of Greyhounds' Case prompts a 'time to heal'

March 25, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The men's lacrosse game between Loyola College and Towson State, scheduled for Saturday at Curley Field, has been postponed.

The schools agreed on the action after the death of Gerry Case, a freshman attackman for Loyola. Case, 19 and a former standout at Broadneck High, died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Saturday night of meningococcemia, an infection of the blood.

"We feel that our student-athletes need time to heal," Loyola athletic director Joe Boylan said. "It is important for them to be with their families at this time."

Loyola and Towson State will try to reschedule the game.

"The No. 1 priority of the Loyola lacrosse family is to heal the wounds of this tragedy," said Greyhounds coach Dave Cottle.

Pub Date: 3/25/97

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