Oct. 16, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's lacrosse team wrapped up a competitive fall slate against Maryland and Navy, and will now focus on the spring season. The Greyhounds, currently in the process of electing team captains, released the 2008 season schedule that includes home games against Notre Dame, Duke, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins.
Loyola will participate in early February scrimmages with Cornell and Ohio State before officially beginning the season with Notre Dame at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field on Saturday, February 16. The Greyhounds, who began last season at Notre Dame, will host the Irish for the first time since 2004.
The first road game of the year, one week later, will only be a few miles as Loyola travels up Charles Street for a Feb. 23 meeting at Towson. The Greyhounds will then play its next two games at home against Penn State and Duke to remain in Baltimore for the first month of action in 2008.
Apart from conference games at St. John's, UMass, Hobart and Fairfield, the Greyhounds will also travel to the Carrier Dome for a March 29 game against Syracuse. Loyola will host Rutgers and Georgetown in the month of April and close the regular season with Senior Day against Johns Hopkins on May 3.
The Greyhounds, who advanced to the NCAA Tournament with a 7-5 regular season record in 2007, will return their leading scorer in Shane Koppens (20 goals, 26 assists) and goalkeeper Alex Peaty (133 saves, .547 save percentage) from last season.
To view Loyola's complete 2008 season schedule, click on 2008 Schedule.