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Previewing Loyola’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Can the Greyhounds win it all in Pat Spencer’s final year?

Larry French

The Loyola Greyhounds are the 42nd team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the Patriot League. The Greyhounds finished 13-4 in 2018 and 7-1 in Patriot League play. Loyola won the Patriot League title for the third straight season, but lost to Yale in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Loyola’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/9 Virginia Loyola
2/16 Loyola Johns Hopkins
2/23 Loyola Rutgers First meeting since 2009
2/27 Loyola Towson
3/2 Holy Cross Loyola Patriot League
3/8 Loyola Duke
3/16 Navy Loyola Patriot League
3/23 Loyola Bucknell Patriot League
3/30 Colgate Loyola Patriot League
4/6 Lehigh Loyola Patriot League
4/9 Georgetown Loyola
4/13 Loyola Boston University Patriot League
4/20 Loyola Army West Point Patriot League
4/26 Loyola Lafayette Patriot League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

  • NA

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .553
  • Nonconference: .658
  • Patriot League: .474

Circle These Dates

  • 2/9 (vs. Virginia): It’s been an early season tradition and treat to watch these two teams play each other. Lars Tiffany has won both of his regular season meetings against the Greyhounds since joining the Cavaliers in 2017. But Loyola got revenge last year in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Ridley. Add the shot clock and dive rules to the mix and it should be a high-scoring matchup.
  • 2/16 (at Johns Hopkins): A surprise blowout by the Greyhounds last year at home will stick in the back of Blue Jay minds when the two teams get together. Hopkins loses Shack Stanwick, Joel Tinney, and Brock Turnbaugh, but do return a very good defense as well as Kyle Marr.
  • 2/27 (at Towson): This game was closer than what you might see in the boxscore. Towson was 1-3 at the time and needed to find a starting goalie. Shane Brennan returned inside the cage due to Josh Miller getting sick and he helped the Tigers stay in the game late until Loyola scored three straight to end the game. Towson has some more experience this season.
  • 3/8 (at Duke): The Blue Devils exploded for nine goals in the second and third quarters total to help them get past the Greyhounds last year. But Duke loses their top offensive producer in Justin Guterding as well as Danny Fowler in goal. Loyola hasn’t defeated Duke since the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
  • 4/6 (vs. Lehigh): Challenging the Greyhounds could be a Lehigh squad with a ton of returning players and talent all-around. Loyola took both meetings last season, including in the Patriot League Championship. This could be the best team the Mountain Hawks have had since 2013.

For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.