Charley Toomey had no illusions about what awaited his Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse team in Sunday’s NCAA quarterfinals.
Toomey and the Greyhounds scoured plenty of film of Penn State and knew the Grant Ament-to-Mac O’Keefe connection that had tormented so many others would be as stout a test as they had faced all season.
And it was — enough, even, to negate a stellar day from senior attackman Pat Spencer (Boys’ Latin) in his final college game.
“We felt like we had a good idea of what they were going to do,” Toomey said. “Everybody told me when you think you have an idea, it’s a different animal when you see it live. Quite honestly, it...