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The Greyhounds’ defense took over from there. Runkel made 11 stops in the second half, helping to lock down the Irish and lock up an extra — and final — game to Loyola’s season.

“He was as big as he’s ever been down in there for us,” Toomey said. “When there was a breakdown, runkel was right there to pick up the pieces. … Definitely played his best game as a Greyhound.”