Loyola Maryland's Zack Sirico recorded career highs in goals (three) and assists (five) in the No. 16 Greyhounds¿ 19-10 demolition at Patriot League foe Lafayette on Saturday. In 60 minutes, Sirico had tripled his season output in goals and posted more than half of his assists.
Maryland freshman attacker Megan Whittle was one of three women's lacrosse players added to the Tewaaraton Award watch list on Thursday. The McDonogh graduate, who is second on the Terps team with 25 goals, is the only freshman on the list.
In Baltimore, at least, the snow has finally melted and college lacrosse wins and losses and have taken on greater importance after more than a month's worth of games. As we head toward the season's midpoint, trends are beginning to emerge. Here's my take on what we've seen thus far.
Last spring, Loyola Maryland became the first Patriot League team to compile an 8-0 conference record en route to capturing the regular-season and tournament crowns. An unblemished league mark is already out of the question this season.
The No. 8 Greyhounds mounted a comeback in the final three minutes of regulation, but their rally fell one goal short as visiting Holy Cross escaped with a 13-12 win before an announced 521, who braved a driving snow storm at Ridley Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon.
Loyola men's lacrosse lost just once in 15 games in the 2014 regular season and earned the No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. But all that went for naught when they were stunned by unseeded Albany in the opening round of the tournament.