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Loyola adds Mount St. Mary's to schedule

A year after adding Navy to the schedule, Loyola has agreed to play against another local school.

The Greyhounds will travel to Emmitsburg, Md., sometime in March and visit Mount St. Mary’s for the first time since 2003. Loyola has won eight of the previous 11 meetings, including the last seven.

The Mountaineers will replace Loyola’s previous game against Quinnipiac, which is leaving the Eastern College Athletic Conference to join the Northeast Conference – a new league that includes Mount St. Mary’s.

"We’re excited about playing them," Loyola coach Charley Toomey said. "Because of our schedule and the amount of travel that we have, any time that we can add a local team, I think, is a good thing. That’s one we’re excited about."

Added Mountaineers coach Tom Gravante: "It’s wonderful. That’s a new face added to the schedule, and we’re keeping some teams from the [Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference] on board with us as well."

The Greyhounds’ annual contest with Johns Hopkins will be moved to the last Saturday in April to accommodate the inaugural debut of the ECAC Tournament, which will be hosted by Denver in early May.

Toomey said he is hopeful that the school will be able to continue its relationship with the team that just finished the 2010 campaign as a national finalist.

"The game that we’re trying to figure out is Notre Dame," he said. "We’ve enjoyed a great rivalry with them over the last three years, and we’re just trying to figure out a date."

Posted by Edward Lee at 10:00 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Loyola, Mount St. Mary's


Historically Loyola's biggest archrival was actually Mount St. Mary's. Wouldn't it be nice if both schools and UMBC were in the same athletic conference for all sports? How about this for a proposed conference: Loyola, Mount St. Mary's, UMBC, Binghamton, Canisius, Drexel, Fairfield, Hofstra, Vermont. Johns Hopkins could fill the tenth spot for men's & women's lacrosse if they so choose.

So is Preston going to indict the Sun for (about a month after the fact) reporting on the arrests of two young female lacrosse players for conduct that was not threatening the lives of others (unlike that of the BL kid) or does he only defend kids who play lacrosse with his son?

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