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Men's Lacrosse Moves Into Top-10 After Season-Opening Triumph

March 1, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - In its first regular season poll of the year, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Associations (USILA) ranks Loyola No. 7. After a preseason ranking of No. 13, the 'Hounds opened the season with a big win at Towson to move into the nation's Top-10.

Loyola, 1-0 with Saturday's 14-9 win, picked up 121 points in the GEICO/STX coaches' poll. Local rival Johns Hopkins is the top-ranked team with seven first-place votes while Maryland is No. 2 with two first-place votes. Syracuse, North Carolina and Princeton round out the Top-5.

The Greyhounds now head to Hofstra, ranked No. 19 in this week's poll. Hofstra dropped its season-opener to No. 10 Cornell last Saturday. The Greyhounds and Pride square off this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in a game that can be heard live on WNST AM 1570.

USILA National Rankings - Week 1

1Johns Hopkins 1-0 (7) 193

2Maryland 1-0 (2) 189

3Syracuse 1-0 (1 182

4 North Carolina1-0 163

5Princeton 1-0 157

6Duke 1-0 140

7Loyola 1-0 121

8 Tie Notre Dame1-1 119

8 Tie Rutgers 1-0 119

10Cornell 1-0 117

11 Tie Denver2-080

11 TieGeorgetown 0-1 80

13Massachusetts 0-1 75

14Air Force2-0 70

15 Tie Ohio State1-1 53

15 Tie Virginia 1-2 53

17Towson 0-1 34

18UMBC 0-1 27

19Hofstra 0-1 26

20Penn State1-125