Loyola Dominates Navy, 18-5, in Men’s LAX
The Greyhounds of Loyola Maryland dominated the Midshipmen of Navy, 18-5, in men’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon in Baltimore. With the win, the Hounds improve to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the Patriot League. Navy drops to 4-3 this season and 2-1 in conference play.
Loyola scored early and often against the visiting Midshipmen. Jumping to an early 6-0 lead in the first quarter and leading 11-2 by halftime, the Greyhounds added seven more goals in the last two periods. Meanwhile, Navy never got their offense going, spreading their five points over three periods of play. Despite winning 19 of the 27 faceoffs, the Mids struggled to convert opportunities into scoring plays.
Individually, Loyola’s Pat Spencer stole the day. With eight points on four goals and four assists, the senior attackman became the all-time point leader for the Greyhounds with 314 points in his collegiate career. Jacob Stover, Loyola’s goalkeeper, made 14 saves to record an impressive .737 save percentage. Additionally, Kevin Lindley’s five goals and John Duffy’s three goals and one assist highlighted a day when every Hound on the field contributed to the Loyola win.
On the Navy side, Ryan Wade extended his scoring streak to 31 games, scoring two points on one goals and one assist. Christian Daniel, however, failed to continue his goal-scoring streak for the Mids. In goal, Ryan Kern had a bad day, recording only two saves and allowing nine goals for a .182 save percentage. Spencer Rees did little better minding the net, allowing another nine goals while making just four saves.
Up next for Loyola Maryland will be a trip to Lewisburg, PA on Saturday, March 23 to face Bucknell. Navy heads back home to host Lehigh next weekend. (For a full Navy schedule, please, click here.)