The 11th ranked Towson Tigers travel just six miles down Charles Street to face off against No. 5 Loyola Wednesday afternoon.
The hometown rivalry between these programs dates back to 1959. They have met at least once a year, every year, except for the 1980 season, which was Towson's first season at the Division I level.
Loyola leads the series, 30-27. Towson is hoping to end the Greyhounds' eight-game win streak. The Tigers last win over Loyola came on February 26, 2007, a 9-8 victory.
This season, both programs are 3-0. Loyola will be Towson's second ranked opponent in the last five days, but it's the Tigers' first road contest.
Towson's attack has been strong in the first three games. Starters Spencer Parks, Ryan Drenner and Joe Seider have combined for 17 of the Tigers' 30 goals. The defense has lived up to the season's hype.
The Tigers have allowed just 14 goals, the fewest goals allowed this year by a team with three or more games played. Redshirt senior Tyler White has the second-best goals against average in the nation, sitting at 4.37.
Loyola is coming off a 12-9 Patriot League victory over Lafayette. Pat Spencer and Zach Herreweyers are the only two Greyhounds in double-digit scoring this season. The defense has allowed just 20 goals in three games, keeping each opponent to single digits, including just four points allowed at the season-opening win at No. 8 Virginia.