The Greyhounds scored seven straight to turn a three-goal deficit into a four-goal advantage by the 12:21 mark of the second half. The Gators (5-1) responded with a 5-0 run, including the game-winner by Nora Barry with 37 seconds left.
Marlee Paton led Loyola (2-3) with five goals and an assist.
One men's and three women's games were postponed because of poor field conditions and inclement weather.
Men: No. 3 Johns Hopkins (4-0) at Mount St. Mary's (0-5) was postponed because of unplayable field conditions.
The game was rescheduled for April 14 at Mount St. Mary's at 4p.m.
Hopkins next faces host UMBC (2-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m., and Mount St. Mary's will be at Manhattan (0-5) at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Women: Mount Union (0-1) at Hood (2-0) and Notre Dame of Maryland (0-1) at Wesley (1-0) were postponed with no makeup dates announced. Berry (4-0) at Goucher (1-2) has been moved to today at 4:30 p.m.
After a win at top-ranked Duke, Maryland senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and senior goalkeeper Niko Amato has earned his second straight ACC Defensive Player of the Week selection, the league announced Tuesday.
Chanenchuk had a career-high six points on a career-best five goals and one assist to lead the Terps to a 10-6 win over the Blue Devils. He scored Maryland's first two goals, then scored three more during a game-deciding 7-0 run.
Amato made a season-high 17 saves and helped hold Duke scoreless from the 7:58 mark of the second quarter to 14:17 of the fourth.
Women: Maryland sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week. She had eight goals and five assists during a 2-0 week to keep the No. 2 Terps unbeaten. ... Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Sammy Cermack was named American Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week. ... Lehigh sophomore Kendall Garden (Archbishop Spalding) was named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week. ... Navy junior midfielder Loren Generi and Loyola Maryland junior goalkeeper Molly Wolf made the Patriot League weekly honor roll.