March 16, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's lacrosse team returns to ECAC conference action this Saturday when it travels to Jamaica, N.Y. for a Saturday afternoon match-up with St. John's. The Greyhounds, currently 1-0 in the conference, will be looking for their first road win of the season when the teams square off from DaSilva Memorial Field at 1 p.m. Live Audio
The `Hounds are No. 17 in this week's media poll and No. 18 in the coaches' poll and are led in scoring by junior Patrick Kennedy, who has nine goals and eight assists after four games. Loyola's starting attack, consisting of Kennedy, junior Dan Bauers and junior Ryan Rabidou are 1-2-3 in goals scored this season, having combined for 23 goals and 35 points.
The Loyola defense, which is allowing 7.5 goals per game, leads the ECAC, but St. John's, which is allowing just under eight goals per game, is close behind. Last season, these two teams combined for nine goals as Loyola won its first ECAC game by a 6-3 margin. Michael Fretwell made seven saves for the `Hounds in the win.
This year, both teams are 2-2 overall but Loyola is 1-0 in the league with a win over Penn State while St. John's is 0-1 in the conference after its road loss at Georgetown. The Red Storm are also 0-1 at home this season.
Six of Loyola's next seven games are against ECAC foes and four of those games are on the road. The Greyhounds are in the midst of a four-game road swing in which they face Duke, St. John's, UMass and Syracuse.
Saturday's game can be heard live on WNST AM 1570 on Online at www.LoyolaGreyhounds.com.