April 14, 2007
Washington, D.C. - Senior Dan Bauers scored two goals and sophomore goalie Alex Peaty made 10 saves, but it wasn't enough to hold off a second-half rally from No. 5 Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds, who entered the day one game behind the Hoyas in the ECAC, drop a 10-8 decision in front of nearly 2,000 fans at Multi-Sport Field.
"We felt like 10 goals was the magic number coming into this game," says Bauers. "Georgetown scored 10 and we fell short."
The Greyhounds trailed early and entered the second quarter of play in a 3-1 deficit. Senior Dan Kallaugher, however, won the opening face-off of the second stanza, advanced the ball to senior Ryan Rabidou, who found senior Dan Bauers for his second score of the day. The goal, which was Bauers 21st of the season, came only seven seconds into the quarter to cut the deficit to one.
The Hoyas responded with a strike from Jake Samperton to take a 4-2 lead, but three unanswered goals from Loyola had the Greyhounds up by one at the break. The run began with an unassisted tally from Shane Koppens, included an athletic one-armed move from Rabidou and concluded with a man-up strike from senior Greg Leonard.
Loyola's 5-4 halftime lead disappeared when Georgetown's leading scorer Brendan Cannon knotted the game at 5-5 only five minutes into the third quarter. The Greyhounds, however, answered 30 seconds later with a goal from senior Andrew Spack to take the lead right back.
That lead would turn into a one-goal deficit with a Georgetown goal inside the final minute of the third quarter. The `Hounds tied the game for the fifth time of the afternoon with a goal from sophomore Jake Willcox, but three unanswered from the Hoyas gave Georgetown a 10-7 lead with three minutes left in regulation.
The loss drops Loyola's overall record to 5-4 and its ECAC mark to 3-2. The `Hounds return home for their final two conference games beginning next Saturday against Fairfield.
"We have some work ahead of us," added Bauers. "We have two big conference games left on the schedule and we finish the season at [Johns] Hopkins."