BALTIMORE - Zach Herreweyers scored a career-high six goals, and Graham Savio won 16-of-21 faceoffs for No. 14 Loyola University Maryland, and the Greyhounds defeated visiting Lehigh University, 11-8, Saturday afternoon in Patriot League play.
Herreweyers topped his previous high of five scored Feb. 18 at Towson University and now has 20 goals through five contests for Loyola (3-2 overall, 1-1 Patriot League).
He scored three-straight in the second quarter, breaking a 3-3 tie with a goal after Romar Dennis reversed the ball to him on the right side. Herreweyers then added his third of the game off a Zack Sirico assist at 6:34, and he added a one-handed goal after using Sirico's feed and rolling the crease at 1:28.
His third goal in the series put Loyola in front, 6-3, a lead it would take into the locker room at halftime.
Lehigh (2-2, 1-1), however, came out with two goals in the first five minutes of the second half as Alan Henderson scored on an extra-man possession, and Kurtis Kaunas added one from the right side at 10:08 to draw the Mountain Hawks within a goal, 6-5.
Herreweyers tallied his fifth of the game after picking up the ground ball off a saved Greyhounds shot and scoring inside at 8:40, padding Loyola's lead to two, 7-5.
Ian Strain, however, came back with a goal from the high left side at 7:03, cutting the Lehigh deficit back to one. Nikko Pontrello used a speed dodge from behind he cage to get topside and score for Loyola at 4;14.
Lehigh, however, used a goal from Dan Taylor at 1:51, and a man-up score by Billy Oppenheimer 38 seconds later to tie the score at 8-8 heading into the fourth quarter.
Herreweyers added his sixth 2:29 into the fourth quarter, using Sirico's career-high fourth assist to score with a high shot and give the Greyhounds a lead they would not surrender.
Brian Sherlock scored the last two Loyola goals, the first coming with 7:19 left in regulation as he rolled off a check and into space to score with the 30-second clock on. He then added a man-down goal with 95 seconds left, scoring off a Pontrello assist to make it 11-8 Greyhounds.
Pontrello finished with two goals and an assist, and Dennis scored one and assisted on another.
Savio put together a 16-of-21 performance at the faceoff `X' for the Greyhounds, picking up a career-best 12 ground balls.
The Greyhounds hit the road for their next two games, first playing Saturday, March 7, at Duke University.