Johns Hopkins–Loyola lacrosse rivalry

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Johns Hopkins–Loyola lacrosse rivalry
First meeting1939
Johns Hopkins 20, Loyola 1
Latest meetingFebruary 15, 2020
Loyola 10, Johns Hopkins 7
Statistics
Meetings total57
All-time seriesJohns Hopkins leads, 48–9
Largest victoryJohns Hopkins, 29–3 (1959)
Longest win streakJohns Hopkins, 30 (1939–1993)
Current win streakLoyola, 3 (2018–Present)

The Johns Hopkins–Loyola lacrosse rivalry is an intercollegiate lacrosse rivalry between Baltimore City's Johns Hopkins Blue Jays and Loyola Greyhounds. The teams first met in 1939, when Hopkins prevailed with a score of 20–1.[1]

The series is known as both the "Charles Street Massacre" and the "Battle of Charles Street," depending on the school. Hopkins fans use the term "Charles Street Massacre" to refer to the historically lopsided on-field results and its continued dominance in the series.[2][3] Loyola fans and some media outlets refer to the game using the more neutral sounding "Battle of Charles Street." Johns Hopkins won 31 straight meetings until Loyola finally snapped the streak with a victory of its own in 1994.[4] Both schools' campuses are located adjacent to Charles Street, which runs north-to-south through the city of Baltimore. Both teams maintain similar cross-street series with the Towson Tigers (see Loyola–Towson lacrosse rivalry).

After the Blue Jays' 29th consecutive victory in 1969, Loyola dropped Hopkins from its schedule.[5] Loyola was an NCAA Division II program from 1973 to 1982 when it moved to I, while Johns Hopkins was Division I during that period. Subsequently, there was a 24-year hiatus in the series before its renewal in 1992.[6] The Baltimore Sun asserted that in the later years before its revival, Johns Hopkins wished to avoid Loyola, as its team had grown significantly more competitive.[5]

After its first victory in 1994, Loyola won again in 1998 and 1999. All three Loyola wins came under the guidance of head coach Dave Cottle. In the 1998 game, the Greyhounds set a school record of eleven consecutive wins by beating Johns Hopkins.[7] Loyola (#1) entered the contest on April 28, 2012 ranked ahead of Hopkins (#10), but lost a 10–9 overtime decision at the Ridley Athletic Complex.[8] This loss was the Greyhounds' only blemish on its first-ever national championship season.[9]

Rival Accomplishments[edit]

The following summarizes the accomplishments of the two programs.

Team Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Loyola Greyhounds
Pre-NCAA National Titles 35 0
NCAA National Titles 9 1
NCAA Final Four Appearances 29 5*
NCAA Tournament Appearances 47 26*
NCAA Tournament Record 71–38 17–25*
Conference Tournament Titles 2 6
Conference Championships 2 10
Tewaarton Award Recipients 1 1
Lt. Raymond Enners Award Recipients 11 1
Consensus First Team All-Americans 184 17
All-time Program Record 993–356–15 537–408–7
All-time Winning Percentage .739 .568
  • Loyola's 1979 and 1981 NCAA tournament appearances came at the Division II level.

Game Results[edit]

Johns Hopkins victoriesLoyola victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 1939 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 20–1
2 1940 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 16–3
3 1941 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 9–0
4 1942 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 23–7
5 1943 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 12–4
6 1946 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 7–0
7 1947 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 19–1
8 1948 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 15–2
9 1949 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 20–6
10 1950 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 13–2
11 1951 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 12–8
12 1952 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 14–5
13 1953 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 16–7
14 1954 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 18–1
15 1955 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 13–0
16 1956 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 12–3
17 1957 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 22–7
18 1958 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 21–3
19 1959 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 29–3
20 1960 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 20–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
21 1961 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 22–4
22 1962 Loyola Johns Hopkins 18–7
23 1963 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 19–1
24 1964 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 12–1
25 1965 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 10–6
26 1966 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 17–2
27 1967 Loyola Johns Hopkins 18–3
28 1968 Homewood Field Johns Hopkins 22–4
29 1969 Loyola Johns Hopkins 23–4
30 1993 Homewood Field #4 Johns Hopkins 16–11
31 1994 Diane Geppi-Aikens Field #3 Loyola 17–15
32 1995 Homewood Field #1 Johns Hopkins 12–11
33 1995 Homewood Field #1 Johns Hopkins 18–5
34 1996 Diane Geppi-Aikens Field #9 Johns Hopkins 12–10
35 1997 Homewood Field #5 Johns Hopkins 14–12
36 1998 Diane Geppi-Aikens Field #4 Loyola 10–7
37 1999 Homewood Field #4 Loyola 14–5
38 2000 Diane Geppi-Aikens Field #6 Johns Hopkins 16–12
39 2001 Homewood Field #3 Johns Hopkins 13–10
40 2002 Diane Geppi-Aikens Field #1 Johns Hopkins 8–4
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
41 2003 Homewood Field #1 Johns Hopkins 17–6
42 2004 Diane Geppi-Aikens Field #1 Johns Hopkins 11–7
43 2005 Homewood Field #1 Johns Hopkins 12–6
44 2006 Diane Geppi-Aikens Field #7 Johns Hopkins 7–6 OT
45 2007 Homewood Field #5 Johns Hopkins 12–9
46 2008 Diane Geppi-Aikens Field #5 Johns Hopkins 9–6
47 2009 Homewood Field #8 Johns Hopkins 11–102OT
48 2010 Ridley Athletic Complex Johns Hopkins 9–6
49 2011 Homewood Field #2 Johns Hopkins 8–7
50 2012 Ridley Athletic Complex #10 Johns Hopkins 10–9OT
51 2013 Homewood Field #7 Loyola 8–4
52 2014 Ridley Athletic Complex #1 Loyola 13–10
53 2016 Ridley Athletic Complex #8 Loyola 9–8
54 2017 Homewood Field #5 Johns Hopkins 14–13OT
55 2018 Ridley Athletic Complex #14 Loyola 12–5
56 2019 Homewood Field #2 Loyola 18–12
57 2020 Ridley Athletic Complex #16 Loyola 10–7
Series: Johns Hopkins leads 48–9
Source:[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Series Records", 2009 Johns Hopkins Men's Lacrosse Media Guide, p. 98, Johns Hopkins University, 2010.
  2. ^ Hopkins down, but not out; If Blue Jays can get to .500, there’s a chance they could compete in NCAA tournament, The Baltimore Sun, April 27, 2010.
  3. ^ HOPKINS RAPS LOYOLA, 19-1; Lacrosse Game Mismatch From Start To Finish, The Baltimore Sun, May 1, 1963.
  4. ^ Loyola conquers Hopkins hex, The Baltimore Sun, p. 1C, May 8, 1994.
  5. ^ a b LACROSSE NOTEBOOK The Fleet Classic: Where Elite Meet, Newsday (Long Island, NY), March 19, 1992.
  6. ^ Hopkins still too much for Loyola 1st game in 24 years goes to Jays, 16-11, The Baltimore Sun, April 22, 1993.
  7. ^ Loyola turns tables on Hopkins, 10-7; Defense-led Greyhounds topple No. 3 Blue Jays, get record 11th straight win, The Baltimore Sun, May 3, 1998.
  8. ^ "Last Second Overtime Goal Lifts No. 10 Hopkins Over No. 1 Men's Lax," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, April 28, 2012.
  9. ^ "NCAA CHAMPS! Loyola Wins First NCAA Lacrosse Title, 9–3, Over Terps," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Monday, May 28, 2012.
  10. ^ "Johns Hopkins University Men's Lacrosse Record Book". Retrieved 10 March 2019.