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Men's Lacrosse Ascends To #10 In National Polls

Cooper MacDonnell (left) and Stephen Murray celebrate after MacDonnell's game-winning goal on Saturday.
Cooper MacDonnell (left) and Stephen Murray celebrate after MacDonnell's game-winning goal on Saturday.

Feb. 22, 2010

BALTIMORE - Two days after an 8-7 overtime victory at then-No. 11 Navy, the Loyola men's lacrosse team moved up to 10th nationally in the USILA Coaches Poll and the Inside Lacrosse/Nike Media Poll.

The ranking is the highest for the Greyhounds since they were seventh on March 1, 2004, following a season-opening victory against Towson.

Senior attacker Cooper MacDonnell led the way offensively for the Greyhounds, scoring a career-high six goals against the Midshipmen. He also had an assist for a career-best seven points.

Loyola opens ECAC action on Saturday, February 27, when it travels to Hamden, Conn., for a 1 p.m. game at Quinnipiac. The Greyhounds then head to Louisville, Ky., for a 1 p.m. tilt on Wednesday, March 3, at Bellarmine.