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April 12, 2012
No. 8 Loyola (10-0) @ No. 7 Denver (7-3) Saturday, 9 p.m. Outlook: The Greyhounds have plenty of motivation for this contest. Loyola is 0-2 in the Mile High City, but a victory over the Pioneers would move the program one step closer to matching the 12-game winning streak from 1999 and into the driver's seat to capture the top seed in the upcoming Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament. But that won't be an easy task against a Denver offense that ranks seventh in Division I in scoring courtesy of a 12.7 goals-per-game average.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
Loyola Maryland has been ranked No. 1, played in a number of NCAA tournaments, and even captured a national championship in 2012. But for the first time in school history, the team will host a conference tournament this season. As a reward for being the top seed in the Patriot League tournament, the No. 1 Greyhounds (12-1) are hosting the semifinals Friday and the final on Sunday at Ridley Athletic Complex. It's a new experience for a program that had to travel to Denver in 2011 and 2012 and Hobart in 2013 to participate in the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournaments.
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May 3, 2012
Scott Ratliff, Loyola Junior, Marietta, Ga., long-stick midfielder In a span of four seconds, Ratliff kept the No. 3 Greyhounds in the conversation for the top seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. That's how long it took the 6-foot, 185-pound long-stick midfielder to collect a loose ball off the opening faceoff of overtime and score, propelling Loyola to a 14-13 decision against No. 9 Denver in Wednesday night's semifinal of the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
The conference realignment that swept through college football has reached college lacrosse, and has generated optimism and concerns among those involved in the sport. Those changes have already manifested for the upcoming 2014 season. For one, the NCAA tournament will grow to 18 teams because the number of automatic qualifiers has increased. And at least one "super conference" has been created. Syracuse and Notre Dame have moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference, joining Maryland, Duke, North Carolina and Virginia.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
The Patriot League announced on Wednesday that its men's and women's lacrosse tournaments will expand to six teams beginning in 2013-14 with the addition of Loyola and Boston University. The men and women's tournaments will now feature a pair of quarterfinal games played at the site of the higher-seeded team, with the sixth seed visiting the third seed and the fifth seed at the fourth seed. Those winners will then join the top two seeds in the weekend semifinal and championship rounds, played at the site of the highest overall seed in the tournament.
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May 5, 2011
NO. 4 JOHNS HOPKINS (11-2) Coming up: At No. 15 Army, today, 7 p.m. Comment: The Blue Jays have won 53 of 66 meetings in this series, but the two teams haven't faced each other since 2003. NO. 6 MARYLAND (10-3) Coming up: Vs. No. 14 Colgate, Saturday, 3 p.m. Comment: The Terps and Red Raiders have played each other just once, and that took place last season when Maryland won, 18-10. : NO . 18 LOYOLA (9-4) Coming up: Vs. No. 5 Denver, Saturday, 1 p.m. Comment: The Greyhounds beat Fairfield in one semifinal of the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night for the right to face the reigning conference champion Pioneers, who have beaten Loyola the past two times.
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February 23, 2012
MEN No. 7 Massachusetts (2-0) @ No. 10 Ohio State (3-0) Saturday, 1 p.m. Outlook: Two emerging programs battle in a nonconference matchup that could go a long way to enhancing one school's bid for an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament. Junior attackman Will Manny (10 goals and six assists in 2012) paces a Minutemen offense that is averaging 11.5 goals. Can that unit solve a Buckeyes defense that is surrendering just 7.7 goals despite the absence of redshirt senior defenseman Matt Kawamoto - last year's Defensive Player of the Year in the Eastern College Athletic Conference - and sophomore goalkeeper Greg Dutton ?
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By Edward Lee | March 16, 2012
Loyola's rise in the rankings this week is a positive sign for the Eastern College Athletic Conference, but the No. 8 Greyhounds aren't the only evidence of the league's competitiveness. No. 6 Denver went to the Final Four last spring and routed then-No. 6 Penn State, 14-6, on Saturday. No. 15 Fairfield joins Loyola as two of five remaining teams in Division I with undefeated records. Bellarmine knocked off then-No. 18 Dartmouth, 12-10, on March 6, Air Force edged Army, 9-8, in overtime, and even No. 19 Ohio State - which has dropped two straight - has a significant win against Denver.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Fairfield will announce intentions to join the Colonial Athletic Association as an affiliate member in men's lacrosse for the 2015 season, sources said. On June 4, Fairfield athletic director Gene Doris issued a statement saying that the Stags would explore their options for a new conference for men's lacrosse. “Fairfield is committed to continuing that ascent and will explore all options available to secure our place amongst the upper tier of Division I lacrosse,” Doris said in the statement.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
The Patriot League announced on Wednesday that its men's and women's lacrosse tournaments will expand to six teams beginning in 2013-14 with the addition of Loyola and Boston University. The men and women's tournaments will now feature a pair of quarterfinal games played at the site of the higher-seeded team, with the sixth seed visiting the third seed and the fifth seed at the fourth seed. Those winners will then join the top two seeds in the weekend semifinal and championship rounds, played at the site of the highest overall seed in the tournament.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
The lasting memory Denver players and coaches have of their most recent game was an 11-10 loss to Ohio State that rewarded the Buckeyes with their first Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament and the third seed in the NCAA tournament. The setback did not hurt the Pioneers (12-4) terribly - they still earned the fourth seed and a home game against Albany (13-4) in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday - but the loss has lingered a bit. “Anytime you have a tough loss like that, I think it's going to linger for a couple days, but I think with the quick turnaround to the NCAA tournament, we can't really bemoan that loss or think about that loss,” senior attackman Eric Law said Wednesday.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
No. 7 Loyola took great joy in snapping a 13-game losing skid to No. 13 Johns Hopkins with Saturday's 8-4 victory. But even happier times could just be down the road. Saturday's win may have further strengthened the reigning national champion's pursuit of an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament regardless of what occurs in the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament being held at Hobart in Geneva, N.Y. later this week. According to Laxpower.com which compiles its own Rating Percentage Index (RPI)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2013
Loyola is 3-2 against Denver, and the Greyhounds won all three meetings last year en route to the university's first Division I national championship, but the combined margin of victory was five goals. And in the Pioneers' only visit to Baltimore, they scored a 12-8 victory over Loyola on March 16, 2011. Top-ranked Denver (9-2 overall and 4-0 in the league) has won four consecutive games, and both losses have been by a combined four goals. Senior attackman Eric Law, a former Salisbury transfer, entered the week ranked seventh in Division I in points per game (4.4)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2013
The Loyola men's lacrosse team knew it was in for a good day when some of its most productive options on offense were defensive players. Long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff led all scorers with four goals and short-stick defensive midfielder Josh Hawkins added a pair of goals to power the reigning national champion Greyhounds to a 13-7 victory over visiting Fairfield in an Eastern College Athletic Conference showdown before an announced crowd of...
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The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2013
The Atlantic Sun Conference will debut men's lacrosse as an NCAA Division I championship sport in the spring of 2014, adding its third new sport in as many years and the 20th overall to its roster. The conference will feature Jacksonville, Mercer, Furman (affiliate), High Point (affiliate), Richmond (affiliate) and Virginia Military Institute (affiliate). Furman and Richmond will play their inaugural seasons in 2013-14. The six teams will play a single round-robin schedule, along with the championship to be scheduled in May 2014.
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