March 3, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - With every game vital to the 2004 Greyhounds, an early-season match-up at Hofstra becomes even more important. Loyola, in its final season as an independent, continues a brutal season-opening schedule when it travels to No. 19 Hofstra for a 1:30 p.m. clash at Shuart Stadium. Listen to all the action right here with Live Audio .
The Greyhounds, 1-0 after a season-opening triumph at Towson, set their sights on a wounded Hofstra squad. The Pride opened the year with a tough loss to No. 10 Cornell at home last weekend. Although Hofstra leads the all-time series (13-12) with Loyola, the 'Hounds have won the last nine meetings between the two programs.
Loyola moved into the Top-10 in the national rankings this week, earning a No. 7 spot in the coaches' poll and a No. 10 spot in the media poll. A strong freshman class that scored five goals in Loyola's 14-9 win got off to a great start while sophomore goalie Michael Fretwell made nine saves with zero goals allowed to preserve the win.
Last year, the 'Hounds defeated Hofstra by a 10-4 score at Curley Field. Brundage led the way with four points and Loyola improved to 3-0.
This season, the Greyhounds look for quality wins like Hofstra to better their chances of an at-large NCAA tournament berth. Saturday's game on Long Island can be heard live on WNST AM 1570.