Senior attackman Kevin Lindley scored the final three goals, including the game-winner just over a minute into overtime, to give the No. 13 Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse team an 8-7 win over host No. 20 Richmond on Sunday in the season opener for both teams.
After Loyola cut a 5-2 deficit to 6-5 with 4:27 to go in regulation, Mitch Savoca scored to give the Spiders a 7-5 lead. Lindley took over from there, scoring two goals in the final 3:18, including one with just over a minute left, to send the game into overtime.
Bailey Savio won his fourth straight faceoff – he finished 10-for-17 with five ground balls – to start the extra period, and Loyola set up offensively. After a shot by Riley Cox went wide, the Greyhounds worked the ball right to left around the top. Evan James had it wide left, created space and threw to Lindley, who snapped off a sidearm shot using his defender as a screen. The ball found the top-right corner of the net 1:01 into overtime for the winner.
Riley Seay scored twice for Loyola, and Liam Bateman, Joey Kamish and Aidan Olmstead each had one goal. Olmstead also had two assists, while Matt Higgins, Seth Higgins and James each had one.
The Greyhounds held a 36-32 advantage in shots and a 28-26 margin in ground balls. Sam Shafer made 10 saves in goal for Loyola, which yielded only five six-on-six goals.
Luke Grayum scored two goals to lead Richmond.
The Greyhounds will open their home schedule on Saturday against No. 6 Virginia at 5 p.m.
Towson 68, Northeastern 57: Nicolas Timberlake had a career-high 22 points as the Tigers ended their eight-game losing streak, getting past the Huskies on Sunday.
Jakigh Dottin had 13 points for Towson (4-13, 3-9 Colonial Athletic Association). Charles Thompson added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Solomon Uyaelunmo had seven rebounds.
Northeastern totaled 22 first-half points, a season low for the team. Tyson Walker had 16 points for the Huskies (9-7, 8-2), while Jason Strong added 13 points and Shaquille Walters chipped in 12 points.
The Tigers leveled the season series against the Huskies with the win. Northeastern defeated Towson, 76-67, on Saturday.
Northeastern 72, Towson 62: Stella Clark scored 27 points and Maddie Vizza added 23 to help the host Huskies (4-11, 3-9 CAA) upset the Tigers (11-4, 6-2).
Skye Williams scored 20 points and Allie Kubek had 18 points and nine rebounds for Towson, which had its six-game winning streak ended. Kionna Jeter, who ranks third in the nation in scoring at 26.6 points per game, was held to two points on 1-for-7 shooting.
Mount St. Mary’s 65, Long Island 41: Michaela Harrison scored 17 points and the visiting Mountaineers outscored the Sharks 23-6 in the fourth quarter to secure a third straight victory.
Kendall Bresee added 10 points and 11 rebounds and Rebecca Lee had eight points and 10 rebounds for Mount St. Mary’s (9-4, 8-2 Northeast Conference).
Kiara Bell had 12 points and seven rebounds to lead LIU (3-11, 3-11).