Feb. 21, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's lacrosse team hosts Towson in its home opener this Sunday. The Greyhounds, who began the season at 11th-ranked Notre Dame last weekend, face No. 13 Towson in Game One of a televised doubleheader from Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. MASN will broadcast the game at noon. Live Audio
Loyola, ranked 16th in this week's media poll, has won seven of its last 10 home openers and eight of its last 10 home games. The Greyhounds went 4-1 at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field last season, only falling to Johns Hopkins in overtime.
Last week, the Greyhounds dropped a tough 9-7 decision at Notre Dame as sophomore goalie Alex Peaty made his first college start. Peaty had a good game with 15 saves despite the loss while seniors Patrick Kennedy, Greg Leonard and Dan Bauers scored two goals apiece.
Sunday's game marks the 49th meeting between Loyola and its Charles Street foe. The Tigers have won the last two games by a total of three goals and hold a 26-22 series edge. Last season at Towson, Bauers led Loyola with three goals and two assists as the Greyhounds erased a four-goal fourth quarter deficit. Towson, however, won the game 11-10 to begin the season 1-0.
The Greyhounds, who begin the season with four ranked opponents and three of those four games on the road, also have five televised games in 2007. MASN, who will also broadcast Loyola's home finale on April 28, is a regional sports network owned by the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals. The network made the commitment to regional college athletics since its inception in August 2006 and will produce a schedule of regional lacrosse games this spring.
Loyola's games can also be heard live on WNST AM 1570, as well as Online at www.LoyolaGreyhounds.com.