Kevin Lindley is second to none.
The Loyola University senior from Darien, Conn., scored two goals in the Greyhounds’ 16-9 win over No. 15 Navy in the Patriot League quarterfinals on Tuesday, becoming the all-time leading goal-scorer in program history.
Aidan Olmstead matched his career-high with five goals and the 16th-ranked Greyhounds used a 5-0 run to start the game to set the tone for the playoff victory.
Bailey Savio (Greenwich, Conn.) came up big for the Greyhounds at the faceoff X, winning 21 of 28 restarts with 11 groundballs to help Loyola enjoy a 40-25 advantage.
Lindley, who has now scored 153 career goals, owned a team-high 19 goals and Preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors when last season was halted.
His 60 goals as a sophomore broke a seven-year-old program record, and his 37 as a freshman ranked third among Division 1 freshmen.
At Darien, where he was a US Lacrosse All-American, he set program records for career (216) and single-season (106) goals, as well as single-season points (134).
He began this season by scoring the last three goals — including the overtime game-winner — in an 8-7 win over No. 20 Richmond. His 37 goals lead the team and his 43 points are second to Olmstead.
He was one of six Loyola players named to the All-Patriot League first team earlier this week; Savio was picked for the second team.
The Greyhounds (8-5) will play No. 14 Army-West Point in the Patriot League semifinals at Lehigh on Friday. The game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.