"This is the first time we've been 4-0 in this league," said coach Charley Toomey, whose Greyhounds finished 5-2 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference the past two seasons. "Our guys worked hard for this win and put themselves in good position with three conference games left."
Loyola took a 3-0 lead after 15 minutes of play. Koppens and Paul Richards connected for the Greyhounds' fourth goal, while the team's leading scorer, Cooper MacDonnell, scored the fifth to help Loyola build a 5-1 advantage. Rutgers' Tad Stanwick (Boys' Latin) stopped Loyola's momentum with a goal at 6:50 of the second quarter, the Greyhounds quickly regained it.
Only eight seconds after Stanwick's goal, Collin Finnerty found Matt Langan for Langan's third goal of the day, sparking a 5-0 Loyola run capped by Koppens' unassisted goal in the third quarter.
"We owed this game to Rutgers after last year," Koppens said in reference to Loyola's loss at Rutgers last season. The Scarlet Knights upset the Greyhounds that day, ending Loyola's five-game winning streak.
Loyola ensured there would be no repeat performance this season with a complete effort that included nine saves and two shutout quarters from freshman goalkeeper Jake Hagelin (Boys' Latin).
Towson 10, No. 16 Delaware 7 -- Jonathan Engelke and Bill McCutcheon combined for seven goals and five assists as the host Tigers (3-6, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) upset the Blue Hens (7-4, 1-1). Towson overcame a 6-3 half-time deficit to earn its second win in the past three games. Led by Engelke and McCutcheon, the Tigers went on a seven-goal run in the second half. McCutcheon scored three of the goals during the run while Engelke had two goals and three assists. "That's a nice win for us," Towson coach Tony Seaman said. "Everybody we play is ranked, and it's nice to beat somebody that is ranked. You always think that one game in a season turns you around, and hopefully, this is the one that gets us going the right way."
No. 14 UMBC 10, Binghamton 5 -- Matt Latham scored a career-high five goals to power the visiting Retrievers (7-3, 2-0 America East) past the Bearcats (2-5, 0-2), who have lost four straight.
Providence 10, Mount St. Mary's 5 -- Jon Rodrick led the Mount with two goals, but the host Friars (4-5, 4-0) remain unbeaten in Metro Atlantic Athletic Coference play. Mark Dillon had four goals and two assists for Providence. The Friars started the game with three straight goals in the first 4:47. Dillon scored just 50 seconds into the game off a feed from sophomore Jackson Fallon. Senior Robert Lamontagne and Fallon scored 10:41 mark and the 10:13 mark, respectively. Dillon assisted on both. Mount St. Mary's (1-7, 1-2) finally got on the scoreboard with 8:44 left in the first quarter as Joe Derwent scored unassisted to make the score 3-1. Providence responded with an unassisted goal from sophomore Colin Tigh at the 5:42 mark. The Friars entered the second quarter with a 4-1 lead and scored three straight goals to start the second quarter to take a 7-1 advantage. Dillon recorded his second goal at the 10:19 mark. Fallon and Tigh then scored back-to-back at 6:45 and 1:45, respectively. Fallon's goal was assisted by Lamontagne, and Tigh recorded his second unassisted goal of the day.
St. Mary's 9, Wesley 5 -- The host Seahawks (7-5, 5-1 Capital Athletic Conference) - led by Pat Oliphant's three goals - earned their fifth straight victory. St. Mary's outshot the Wolverines (7-5, 3-4) 43-19 and went on a 4-1 run in the second quarter to build a 6-2 lead at the half. St. Mary's JJ Strombosky and Pat Simpson (Broadneck) combined for seven saves.
Salisbury 13, Villa Julie 12 -- Mike Von Kamecke scored the game-winner with 5:50 left in the game as the visiting Sea Gulls (13-0, 6-0 CAC) got a come-from-behind victory. Trailing 12-10, Salisbury scored three times in the final 14 minutes to beat the Mustangs (8-3, 4-1). Both teams took 40 shots, and the score was tied at six at halftime. Greg Titus had a hat trick for Salisbury, and Villa Julie's Greg Furshman scored a game-high five goals.
Gettysburg 17, Washington College 10 -- Nick Gregory (South River) and Kolyn Kirby each had three goals for the Shoremen (9-1, 4-1 Centennial Conference), but Joe Brody scored a career-high five goals to power the visiting Bullets (9-1, 4-0) past Washington College. Gettysburg took sole possession of first place in the conference with the win.
Goucher 8, Scranton 7, OT -- Brian Hoge (Arundel) scored the game-winner 2:29 into overtime as the host Gophers (7-3, 2-0 Landmark Conference) beat the Royals (7-3, 2-1). The win placed Goucher in a first-place tie with Drew in the conference. Goucher outshot Scranton 37-31 and had a 40-38 advantage on ground balls.
Swarthmore 4, McDaniel 3 -- Evan Young (Broadneck) scored twice for McDaniel, but Tyler Bradshaw (two goals) scored the game-winner with 6:43 left as the Garnet (6-4, 1-4 Centennial Conference) beat the Green Terror (4-6, 0-4). McDaniel trailed 2-0 at the half.