Loyola Tops Towson in Crosstown Lax Rivalry

February 25, 2012 | WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – Mike Sawyer and Sean O’Sullivan scored four goals apiece, and Justin Ward contributed five assists as the Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team topped Towson, 13-6, at Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon.

With the victory, the Greyhounds (2-0) started the season 2-0 for the third straight year and brought the all-time series with the Tigers even at 27 wins apiece. Towson dropped to 1-2 on the year.

Sawyer and O’Sullivan became the first Greyhounds to tally four or more goals in the same game since Patrick Fanshaw and Matt Langan accomplished the feat on March 20, 2010 against Air Force, while Ward became the first Loyola player with five or more assists in a game since Shane Koppens had six against Bryant on March 10, 2009.

It was the fifth-straight win in the series for the Greyhounds, marking the longest winning streak for Loyola over Towson in series history. It is the most played men’s lacrosse rivalry for both schools.

The Greyhounds have their first road test of the 2012 season at Bellarmine on March 2 at 7 p.m. in the ECAC opener for both teams.