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State men's lacrosse: No. 1 Loyola survives at Delaware


Chris Layne took the ball after a Loyola timeout, dodged down the middle of the field and sent a high-to-low shot into the right side of the net with 4.4 seconds left to propel the top-ranked Greyhounds to a season-opening 9-8 win over host Delaware (1-2) on Saturday.

Loyola was up 7-4 before the Blue Hens scored three goals in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, tying the game.

The Greyhounds responded with 8:20 remaining as Sean O'Sullivan scored from 6 yards out.

Delaware drew a flag on Loyola with just over a minute to play and tied the game with 26 seconds left.

The Blue Hens won the ensuing faceoff, but the Greyhounds caused a...