Loyola's standout Eric Lusby (Photo / laxallstars.com)
Loyola's Greyhounds ran their mark to 18-1 and captured the NCAA DI lacrosse national championship when they bested the Maryland Terps, 9-3, on Monday. Attackman Eric Lusby had four goals to take his tournament total to a record-breaking 17. It was the second straight year the Terps (12-6) made it to the final, bowing last year to the Virginia Cavaliers.
The win represents the first DI national crown for Loyola, and a step out from the long shadow cast by fellow-Baltimore lacrosse power Johns Hopkins. An overtime loss to Hopkins was the only blemish on the Greyhounds record, but over the season Loyola proved the better of the Charles Street rivals.
On the Division III level, the Salisbury (MD) Sea Gulls (23-0) captured their second straight national championship by defeating Cortland, 14-10. The win was the 30th-straight victory for the Gulls.