FOXBOROUGH, MA – Eric Lusby scored for more goals as Loyola-Maryland won its first-ever men’s lacrosse national championship Monday with a 9-3 victory over in-state rivals Maryland.
Lusby’s four scores brought his weekend tally to 9 and gave him 17 for the tournament – an all-time NCAA record.
Goalie Jack Runkel and the Greyhounds shut out the Terrapins over the final 40-plus minutes as Loyola turned a 3-2 deficit into a six-goal blowout victory.
Dave Ryan and former Syracuse All-American Steve Panarelli called the action on the Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network.
(Jesse Bernhardt scores to make it 1-0 Maryland)
(Loyola answers with a Davis Butts goal)
(Lusby’s first goal of the day puts the Greyhounds ahead 2-1)
(Mike Chanenchuk levels it at 2-2)
(Kevin Cooper puts Maryland ahead 3-2)
(Pat Byrnes ties the score with a goal for Loyola)
(Mike Sawyer’s tally gives the Greyhounds the lead 4-3)
(Phil Dobson makes it 5-3)
(Justin Ward puts Loyola up 6-3)
(Lusby’s 2nd goal makes it 7-3)
(Lusby gets his hat trick)
(Lusby’s fourth of the day makes it 9-3 and sets the tournament record for goals scored by an individual)
(Loyola wins its first ever national championship)