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Loyola coach Charley Toomey during a timeout in the second quarter. The visiting Loyola Greyhounds defeated the Navy Midshipmen, 7-6, in overtime, in men's college lacrosse Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Loyola coach Charley Toomey during a timeout in the second quarter. The visiting Loyola Greyhounds defeated the Navy Midshipmen, 7-6, in overtime, in men's college lacrosse Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. (By Paul W. Gillespie, Staff / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Loyola Maryland has released its schedule for the 2017 season. Here is a breakdown of the slate that awaits the Greyhounds, who went 14-4 last spring, captured their second Patriot League championship in three years, and lost 18-13 to eventual national champion North Carolina in the semifinal round of the NCAA tournament.

10: Loyola's 10-game winning streak last spring came to an abrupt end with that loss to the Tar Heels. The program has enjoyed a run of at least 10 straight victories in three of its last five years.

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9: Zach Herreweyers became the ninth player in program history to score 100 goals and posted seven hat tricks in 2016. The attackman is one of just three starters who graduated from the Greyhounds, but he is arguably the biggest loss.

8: Since joining the Patriot League for the 2014 campaign, Loyola has compiled eight wins in two of the three campaigns. The 2014 squad went undefeated in conference play at 8-0, while last year's team posted an 8-1 mark.

7: The No. 7 jersey is worn by sophomore attackman Pat Spencer, who tied the program's single-season record for points (89) as a freshman. He is the reigning Patriot League Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year.

6: Loyola will play just six games at Ridley Athletic Complex where the program is 37-12 since it opened in 2010. That will be the fewest home games in a campaign since the 2013 squad played just five contests in Baltimore.

5: Loyola advanced to the Final Four last spring for the second time in five years. The program has enjoyed four overall trips to the NCAA tournament semifinals, going in 1990, 1998, 2012, and 2016.

4: The Greyhounds will meet four opponents that qualified for last year's NCAA tournament. They will travel to Johns Hopkins on Feb. 18, Colonial Athletic Association champion Towson on March 1, and Duke on March 11 before hosting Patriot League rival Navy on March 18.

3: The Greyhounds will play three consecutive games on the road for the seventh time in nine years. They will visit Johns Hopkins, Patriot League foe Lafayette on Feb. 25, and Towson.

2: For the second time in four years, Loyola will not have a stretch of home games exceeding more than two in a row in the regular season. The 2014 squad also did not play host to three straight contests at Ridley.

1: The Greyhounds' first opponent will be Virginia on Feb. 11. The two teams have opened each of the last three previous seasons, and the Cavaliers will feature a new head coach in Lars Tiffany, who left Brown to succeed Dom Starsia.

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