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Men’s Tennis adds four players to 2015 recruiting class

Kyle Russell, head tennis coach at Loyola, announced that the team will add four players to the roster for the 2015-16 season.

Steven Le, Sean Presti, Sebastian Gomez and Chris Fourmaux have all joined the Pack for the upcoming season. Le is a junior college transfer from Irvine Valley College where he was key in building them into one of the best JUCO programs in California. Presti comes to Loyola from France and has earned Student Athlete of the Year honors for the 2014-15 season. Fourmaux comes from Hammond, Louisiana and is ranked in the top five graduating seniors for the state. Gomez joins the Wolf Pack as a freshman from Marietta, Georgia and has been training at Ginepri Performance Tennis.

The 2015 recruiting class will join a returning class of seven.

Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field add 17 to the 2015 roster

Matt Shelton, head Cross Country and Track and Field coach at Loyola, announces the addition of 17 new members to the women’s 2015 roster.

Jeane-Mari Blanchard, Jordan Elissa, Taylor Galmiche, Shannon Hester, Kendall Lane, Emily Ortiz, and Ashley Portwood will all be running distance for the 2015 season.

Leah Banks, T’kia Collins, Asia Marie-Kelly and Yesenia Davis will compete for the Wolf Pack as jumpers and hurdlers.

Taylor Hagins, Anna-Kristina Hugel and Tiera Melancon will join the Pack as throwers.

Rounding out this year’s recruiting class are freshmen Jennifer Brown, Tiera Henderson and Meri Herbert, who will join the Pack as sprinters.

The men’s and women’s cross country team will compete in the Dalton State Twilight Cross Country Classic on September 4.

Saints fall to defending champion New England Patriots in the Dome

The Saints lose their second straight pre-season game to the New England Patriots 26-24 at home.

The Saints started the game 15-0, scoring on their first three possessions of the game. Drew Brees completed eight of 10 passes with two touchdowns and 159 yards. The Saints led 21-7 at halftime.

The Patriots climbed back into the game with a touchdown midway through the third quarter by Dion Lewis. The Saints lead was cut to seven heading into the fourth quarter.

The Patriots began the fourth quarter with a touchdown by Tyler Gaffney. The Saints held only a one-point lead but pushed the lead to four after a 21-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins. But the team would eventually suffer their second loss of the pre-season with a 35-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski, making the final score 26-24.

The Saints are 0-2 in pre-season play and will face the Texans in the Dome on August 30.

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