March 10, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - After a disappointing loss at Hofstra last Saturday, the No. 12 ranked Loyola men's lacrosse team will have plenty of opportunity to make up ground in the national rankings with No. 8 Duke and No. 5 Notre Dame coming to town in consecutive weeks. The Greyhounds open the 2004 home slate with Duke this Saturday at 1 p.m. Listen to all the action right here at Live Audio .
Both Loyola and Duke fell for the first time this season with losses last Saturday. The 'Hounds dropped a 9-8 decision at Hofstra, a game in which Loyola dominated the stats, but could not find the cage in the closing minutes. Duke, which has played three home games this year, lost to No. 2 Maryland.
Senior Stephen Brundage had led the Greyhounds this season with his team-high eight points and 13 groundballs. He was Loyola's leading scorer last year, notching 23 goals and 13 assists. Brundage will look for plenty of help from Matt Monfett this Saturday. Monfett, a junior transfer from Duke, played for the Blue Devils last season and finished fourth on the team with 34 points. He has three goals for Loyola this year.
The Greyhounds have won their last five home openers and two of those games were against Duke. Loyola defeated the Devils 11-10 in the 2000 home opener and then beat Duke by an 11-9 score in 2002. The 'Hounds also lead the series 8-5 and have won three of the last four meetings with their ACC foe.
Saturday's game can also be heard live on WNST AM 1570.