Men's Lacrosse Preparing For Saturday Clash At Hofstra

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.

Juniors Matt Monfett and Chris Einhorn each scored three goals while Stephen Brundage had two goals and three assists as Loyola won its 20th straight season opener.

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.

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