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Loyola men's lacrosse "optimistic" that faceoff specialist Graham Savio will play Friday
Loyola men's lacrosse "optimistic" that faceoff specialist Graham Savio will play Friday

Graham Savio’s return to practice on Tuesday has given Loyola Maryland hope that the faceoff specialist will be available for Friday’s road game against Patriot League foe Bucknell. Savio, a sophomore who ranks 10th in Division I in faceoff percentage (60.7 percent; has won 145 of 239) and 17th in ground balls per game (5.7), injured his hamstring in the first half of a game at No. 3 Maryland a week ago and did not play in the second half of an eventual 11-10 loss. He sat out the No. 17 Greyhounds’ 8-6 victory at Boston University on Saturday, but practiced on a limited basis on Tuesday. “We’re optimistic that on Friday, he’s going to be out there...

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