Johns Hopkins–Loyola rivalry
|Men's Lacrosse Series|
|All-time record||Johns Hopkins: 47–4|
The Johns Hopkins–Loyola 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.
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. 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. Both schools' campuses are located adjacent to Charles Street, which runs north-to-south through the city of Baltimore.
After the Blue Jays' 29th consecutive victory in 1969, Loyola dropped Hopkins from its schedule. Subsequently, there was a 24-year hiatus in the series before its renewal in 1992. 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.
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. 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. This loss was the Greyhounds' only blemish on its first-ever national championship season.
|1||1939||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||20–1|
|2||1940||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||16–3|
|3||1941||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||9–0||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|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||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|8||1948||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||15–2||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|9||1949||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||20–6||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|10||1950||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||13–2||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|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||May 1||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||18–1|
|15||1955||May 4||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||13–0|
|16||1956||April 25||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||12–3|
|17||1957||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||22–7||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|18||1958||April 26||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||21–3|
|19||1959||April 22||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||29–3||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|20||1960||April 27||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||20–0|
|21||1961||April 26||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||22–4|
|22||1962||April 24||Loyola||Johns Hopkins||18–7|
|23||1963||April 30||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||19–1|
|24||1964||April 15||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||12–1|
|25||1965||April 6||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||10–6|
|26||1966||April 12||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||17–2|
|27||1967||April 19||Loyola||Johns Hopkins||18–3||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|28||1968||April 17||Homewood Field||Johns Hopkins||22–4||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|29||1969||April 17||Loyola||Johns Hopkins||23–4||Johns Hopkins: USILA national champions.|
|30||1993||April 21||Homewood Field||2,995||Johns Hopkins||16–11||Loyola: Ranked #9.|
|31||1994||May 7||Diane Geppi-Aikens Field||5,618||Loyola||17–15||Loyola: Ranked #3. Johns Hopkins: Ranked #6.|
|32||1995||May 6||Homewood Field||7,595||Johns Hopkins||12–11||Loyola: Ranked #8.|
|33||1995||May 20||Homewood Field||4,996||Johns Hopkins||18–5||NCAA Division I quarterfinals.|
|34||1996||May 4||Diane Geppi-Aikens Field||5,376||Johns Hopkins||12–10||Loyola: Ranked #7.|
|35||1997||May 3||Homewood Field||4,066||Johns Hopkins||14–12||Loyola: Ranked #6.|
|36||1998||May 2||Diane Geppi-Aikens Field||4,517||Loyola||10–7|
|37||1999||March 12||Homewood Field||3,125||Loyola||14–5||Loyola: Ranked #4.|
|38||2000||May 6||Diane Geppi-Aikens Field||6,142||Johns Hopkins||16–12||Loyola: Ranked #3.|
|39||2001||May 5||Homewood Field||3,970||Johns Hopkins||13–10||Loyola: Ranked #7.|
|40||2002||May 4||Diane Geppi-Aikens Field||4,116||Johns Hopkins||8–4||Johns Hopkins: Ranked #1. Loyola: Ranked #11.|
|41||2003||May 3||Homewood Field||5,580||Johns Hopkins||17–6||Johns Hopkins: NCAA Division I finalists; ranked #1. Loyola: Ranked #19.|
|42||2004||May 8||Diane Geppi-Aikens Field||2,157||Johns Hopkins||11–7||Johns Hopkins: Ranked #1.|
|43||2005||May 7||Homewood Field||7,356||Johns Hopkins||12–6||Johns Hopkins: NCAA Division I champions; ranked #1.|
|44||2006||May 6||Diane Geppi-Aikens Field||4,812||Johns Hopkins||7–6 (OT)||Johns Hopkins: Ranked #7. Loyola: Ranked #20.|
|45||2007||May 5||Homewood Field||3,742||Johns Hopkins||12–9||Johns Hopkins: NCAA Division I champions; ranked #5. Loyola: Ranked #12.|
|46||2008||May 3||Diane Geppi-Aikens Field||3,410||Johns Hopkins||9–6||Johns Hopkins: NCAA Division I finalists; ranked #5. Loyola: Ranked #17.|
|47||2009||May 2||Homewood Field||2,732||Johns Hopkins||11–10 (2OT)||Johns Hopkins: Ranked #6. Loyola: Ranked #13.|
|48||2010||May 8||Ridley Athletic Complex||2,926||Johns Hopkins||9–6||Loyola: Ranked #8.|
|49||2011||April 30||Homewood Field||5,727||Johns Hopkins||8–7||Johns Hopkins: Ranked #2. Loyola: Ranked #18.|
|50||2012||April 28||Ridley Athletic Complex||6,000||Johns Hopkins||10–9 (OT)||Loyola: NCAA Division I champions; ranked #1. Johns Hopkins: Ranked #10.|
|51||2013||April 27||Homewood Field||7,905||Loyola||8–4||Loyola: Ranked #7. Johns Hopkins: Ranked #11.|
- "All-Time Series Records", 2009 Johns Hopkins Men's Lacrosse Media Guide, p. 98, Johns Hopkins University, 2010.
- 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.
- HOPKINS RAPS LOYOLA, 19-1; Lacrosse Game Mismatch From Start To Finish, The Baltimore Sun, May 1, 1963.
- Loyola conquers Hopkins hex, The Baltimore Sun, p. 1C, May 8, 1994.
- LACROSSE NOTEBOOK The Fleet Classic: Where Elite Meet, Newsday (Long Island, NY), March 19, 1992.
- Hopkins still too much for Loyola 1st game in 24 years goes to Jays, 16-11, The Baltimore Sun, April 22, 1993.
- 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.
- "Last Second Overtime Goal Lifts No. 10 Hopkins Over No. 1 Men's Lax," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, April 28, 2012.
- "NCAA CHAMPS! Loyola Wins First NCAA Lacrosse Title, 9–3, Over Terps," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Monday, May 28, 2012.
- "Top-Ranked Blue Jays Move to 11–1 With 8–4 Win over Loyola," Johns Hopkins University Athletics, Saturday, May 4, 2002.
- "Top-Ranked Blue Jays Roll Past Loyola, 17–6," Johns Hopkins University Athletics, Saturday, May 3, 2003.
- "Johns Hopkins Spoils Season Finale, Edges Men's Lacrosse 11–7," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, May 8, 2004.
- "Greyhounds Close Season With 12–6 Loss At No. 1 Johns Hopkins," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, May 7, 2005.
- "Christopher's OT Game-Winner Lifts Hopkins Past Loyola, 7–6," Johns Hopkins University Athletics, Saturday, May 6, 2006.
- "Men's Lacrosse Closes Regular Season With 12–9 Loss At No. 5 Johns Hopkins," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, May 5, 2007.
- "No. 5 Johns Hopkins Rallies Past Men's Lacrosse," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, May 3, 2008.
- "Johns Hopkins Nips Loyola In Double Overtime, 11–10," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, May 2, 2009.
- "Bassett, Wharton Lift Johns Hopkins Past Loyola, 9–6," Johns Hopkins University Athletics, Saturday, May 8, 2010.
- "Blue Jays Edge Men's Lacrosse Despite Late Rally," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, April 30, 2011.
- "Solid Second Half Gives Men's Lacrosse 8–4 Win At Johns Hopkins," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, April 27, 2013.