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By Nelson Coffin | May 16, 2012
A day after Loyola's bid to secure a berth in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship was interrupted by lightning Tuesday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium, the No. 2 Dons finished the job with a 13-7 victory over No. 3 Gilman on Wednesday afternoon at the same site. Leading, 13-5, with 6:57 left in the fourth quarter when play was stopped on Tuesday, all Loyola (15-3) had to do was play keep-away against the inspired Greyhounds (12-4) to advance to the conference final against archrival No. 1 Calvert Hall (15-2)
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From Sun staff reports | September 13, 2014
No. 1 Archbishop Spalding (3-0) took down No. 4 South River (2-1) in an nonconference field hockey overtime game, 3-2, on Friday. The Cavaliers' Erin Shanahan scored two goals, including the game-winner. Blaine Donnelly scored Spalding's other goal to spark the victory. Football Walkersville 21, Liberty 20: Everett Polzin ran up the middle for a 5-yard touchdown and the ensuing extra point put Walkersville ahead of Liberty by one with 34 seconds remaining. Liberty got as far as the Walkersville 38-yard line in a desperation effort to win, but an interception ended the game, handing Liberty a loss.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2012
Six months after leading Loyola to the NCAA tournament, the memories of March Madness still linger in the mind of Dylon Cormier . There was the nonstop publicity in the days leading up to the Greyhounds' matchup with second-seeded Ohio State; the anticipation of waiting for the tip at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh; hearing his name announced and seeing it displayed on the jumbotron; and finally taking the floor as part of Loyola's first...
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By Todd Karpovich, For The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
One of the reasons Seth Walker wanted to come to Calvert Hall was because of the school's spirited rivalry with Loyola Blakefield. Walker, who was home-schooled last year, not only got his first opportunity to play against the Dons on Wednesday, he also scored one of the biggest goals in the No. 7 Cardinals' young season. The sophomore got the game-winner in No. 7 Calvert Hall's 1-0 victory over No. 3 Loyola in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference matchup.
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April 26, 2012
When is The Sun going to give the Loyola lacrosse team its due? The Greyhounds remain undefeated this season, yet The Sun concentrates on the Hopkins Blue Jays. The Blue Jays are given front-page coverage for their loss to Navy, while Loyola's win and undefeated record are relegated to 11 lines on Page 6. I guess that Loyola will be the front-page story next week whether they win or lose - but only because they are playing the Blue Jays. Mark Zivkovich
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By Katherine Dunn | March 27, 2012
Loyola's women's lacrosse team hasn't gotten a single point from a senior this spring, but the Greyhounds don't need to. The younger generation is stepping up big time. In Saturday's 15-14 overtime win at then-No. 13 Georgetown, freshmen scored 10 goals, including Annie Thomas' game-winner. Three more came from sophomore Marlee Paton. Thomas, an All-Metro attacker at John Carroll last season, said the 11 Greyhounds freshmen have grown comfortable with their roles and their teammates.
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By Jon Meoli | March 14, 2012
For reasons not entirely clear to me, I've been to most of the Loyola basketball home games this season. The crowds understandably grew as the season went on, but that didn't stop me from getting a good vantage point and watching the team grow from last year's below-.500 record to this season's new heights. But for those of you who had better things to do than spend a dozen nights at Reitz Arena this winter, here's a primer of what you need to know about the Greyhounds, and what it will take for them to blow up America's collective bracket Thursday night against Ohio State.
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Sports Digest | April 6, 2012
Loyola men's basketball Guard Drummond chooses to transfer Loyola sophomore guard Justin Drummond has told the Greyhounds' coaching staff that will transfer, the school announced. Drummond, from Bowie, averaged 10.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 33 games (four starts) for Loyola in 2011-12 and was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Sixth Player of the Year. The 6-foot-4, 187-pound All-MAAC third-team selection has not decided where he will transfer. "We would like to thank Justin for his contributions to the program," said coach Jimmy Patsos , whose Greyhounds won the MAAC tournament and played in their first NCAA tournament since 1994.
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By Nelson Coffin and For The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
Loyola flexed its dynasty muscles again at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship meet Saturday at McDonogh, claiming its 25th team title in the last 26 years. The Dons had the crown all but wrapped up after the morning phase of the day-long event, well before the final swims in the evening on the way to a decisive, 436-265 victory over runner-up McDonogh. Mount St. Joseph (147 points), Calvert Hall (145), Archbishop Spalding (85) and Gilman (74)
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By Edward Lee | March 22, 2012
Loyola attackman Eric Lusby is on pace for a career year, and he may just have a season-ending knee injury to thank for his surge. The fifth-year senior tore the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in an NCAA Tournament first-round loss to Cornell in 2010 and a slower-than-expected healing process forced him to abandon last season. This spring, he has paired with junior attackman Mike Sawyer to spark the No. 8 Greyhounds to their first 7-0 start since 2002, and the Severna Park native and graduate is enjoying every minute of it. “I think it was a tremendous help, taking a step back, taking a year off and not playing,” Lusby said of redshirting 2011.
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Sports Digest | September 3, 2014
Colleges Nichols earns first win as Loyola Maryland soccer coach Former McDonogh coach Steve Nichols earned his first career college win Tuesday night, as Loyola Maryland (1-1) outlasted a two-hour weather delay to earn a 1-0 victory over Howard (0-3) in its home opener Tuesday night at Ridley Athletic Complex. Senior Connor Thompson scored in the 22nd minute, and sophomore transfer Matt Sanchez (McDonogh) recorded his first shutout as a Greyhound. More men's soccer: Maryland senior midfielder Mikias Eticha was named Big Ten Player of the Week after he scored the game winning goal and added an assist in a 3-2 win over Coastal Carolina.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
The McDonogh boys soccer team finds itself in a familiar spot, ranked No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 preseason poll. This season, the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions have another talented team, led by All-Metro senior midfielder Connor Smith. But there's one big difference: Longtime head coach Steve Nichols moved on to coach his alma mater, Loyola Maryland, leaving assistant Brandon Quaranta in charge of one of the country's most prominent programs.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Jon Cole knew who he wanted to serve as his best man. The former McDonogh and Virginia soccer star, now 33, had high school pals and college teammates who floated in and out of his life, but one guy was constant. His high school coach, Steve Nichols, went from mentor to father figure to big brother to best friend over 20 years. At the time, two summers ago, Nichols joked at Cole's request: "I'm 43 years old, why me?" Cole never thought twice. "He's like the brother I never had," said Cole, who married in June 2012.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Maryland men's lacrosse head coach John Tillman confirmed Friday that Navy offensive coordinator J.L. Reppert has agreed to take the same position with the Terps. “I'm excited to have a guy like J.L. come to our program,” Tillman said. “Because of the type of leader and mentor and coach he is, to work with our young people is going to be great for our program. He's a guy that I feel very comfortable with. I've known him for almost 20 years. So there's a lot of comfort in terms of knowing what he's all about, his knowledge of the game, our ability to work well together.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Editor's note: This is part one of an interview with Maryland lacrosse head coach John Tillman. Check The Baltimore Sun's Lacrosse Insider blog on Wednesday for the second part. News over the weekend that Maryland offensive coordinator Ryan Moran accepted the same position at Loyola Maryland leaves the Terps, a national semifinalist three of the past four years, with a vacancy on their coaching staff. Head coach John Tillman said the process for finding Moran's successor involves posting the job opening for a week, submitting all applications to a committee for review and forwarding the committee's recommendations to Tillman.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
The Loyola Maryland lacrosse program has filled its vacant offensive coordinator position by hiring Maryland assistant Ryan Moran. The Terps averaged double digits in goals in each of Moran's six seasons on staff, including 11.4 goals per game en route to the No. 18 national ranking in Division I this past spring. Maryland advanced to three Final Fours in the past four seasons and went to the NCAA final in 2011 and 2012. After the 2012 season, Moran was promoted to offensive coordinator and associate head coach under John Tillman.
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By Edward Lee | February 25, 2012
Towson is clinging to a 27-26 lead in this cross-town rivalry, but Loyola has won the last four meetings. The No. 17 Greyhounds are flying high after bouncing then-No. 16 Delaware, 13-8, in their season opener a week ago. The Tigers (1-1) are trying to rebound from a 12-6 loss to then-No. 4 Johns Hopkins eight days ago. Here are a few factors that could play a role in the outcome at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore on Saturday. 1) Getting more production from Loyola's midfield.
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From Sun staff reports and From Sun staff reports | January 12, 2013
Host Marist held the Loyola women's basketball team to 11 points in the first half en route to a 67-38 victory Friday night. Elizabeth Beynnon led the way for the Red Foxes (8-6, 3-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 17 points and outscored the entire Loyola team for the first 30 minutes. The Greyhounds fell to 6-8 and 1-2. With the game tied at four after the first four minutes, Marist went on a 20-4 run over the next 13 minutes to open up a 24-8 lead. The defense held Loyola with just one field goal during that stretch and did not allow the Greyhounds into double digits until they hit a 3-pointer with 1:13 left to bring the score to 24-11.
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Sports Digest | August 2, 2014
Citi Open Young advances to first semifinal since 2011 Former world junior No. 1 Donald Young came back in the second set to defeat seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals at the Citi Open in Washington. This will be Young's first appearance in an ATP World Tour semifinal since September 2011. He will face Milos Raonic in the semifinals today. Also on Friday, Vania King , the final U.S. woman in the tournament, withdrew from competition because of a right hip injury, the same injury that forced her to pull out of her doubles match with partner Taylor Townsend on Thursday.
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By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Loyola Maryland announced Thursday that it will play at Maryland next season in a rematch of the 2012 national title game, giving the Greyhounds' schedule a needed boost in the absence of perennial rival Johns Hopkins. The Greyhounds and Terps will meet on Wednesday, April 8 at Byrd Stadium in College Park, with the game time to be announced later. "In a year that we are scrimmaging Johns Hopkins and not playing them during the regular season, it was important to us to add a strong RPI and strength-of-schedule nonconference game," Loyola coach Charley Toomey said via email.
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