Chris Summers, Stephen Brundage and Gunnar Goettelmann each scored two goals in a nine-goal second quarter as No. 9 Loyola defeated Brown, 16-8, yesterday in men's lacrosse at Curley Field.
Loyola (5-1) led 2-1 after one quarter but exploded for nine second-quarter goals, including four in the final 3:52. Brundage scored consecutive goals in a 22-second span with less than four minutes remaining to give the Greyhounds a 9-4 lead, and Matt White and Goettelmann scored in the final 1:30 to give Loyola an 11-5 lead at halftime.
The Greyhounds held Brown (2-2) off the scoreboard in the third quarter, getting goals from Brundage, Goettelmann and Summers early in the quarter to take a 14-5 advantage into the final period.
Sophomore Nino Othman also scored three goals for Loyola, which outshot Brown 42-26 and defeated the Bears for the seventh straight year.
Ryan Fisher added two goals and Matt White and Joey Case each scored one for the Greyhounds, who scored their most goals since a 17-7 win over Sacred Heart last March.
Case, who usually wears No. 8, wore No. 9 in honor of his brother, Gerry, a former Loyola lacrosse player who died of meningitis six years ago today.
Jonathon Thompson scored two goals and added three assists for Brown, which has lost to two ranked opponents by a combined score of 34-14.
Brown 1 4 0 3 - 8
Loyola 2 9 3 2 - 16
Goals: B-Thompson 2, Mucciolo 2, Tuohey 2, McGettigan, Wailes; L-Summers 3, Brundage 3, Goettelman 3, Othman 3, Fisher 2, White, Case. Assists: B-Thompson 3, Mucciolo 2, Tuohey; L-Summers 4, Brundage 2, Baxter, Fink. Saves: B-Levin 13; L-Bloomquist 4, Rodgers 1.