The driving rainstorm that chilled the crowd at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore had no impact on Justin Ward.
The junior attackman set career highs in both goals and points to power No. 4 Loyola to a 21-9 thrashing of visiting UMBC on Tuesday night in front of an announced crowd of 442.
The reigning national champion Greyhounds (3-1) bounced back from last Saturday's 12-10 loss to then-No. 3 Maryland, and they have Ward to thank. The Glen Burnie native and Old Mill graduate finished with a game-high10 points on seven goals and three assists.
The last time a Loyola player scored seven goals was May 15, 2000 when Tim Goettelmann scored seven against Notre Dame in...