April 12, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds look to rebound from their first ECAC loss of the season when they travel to conference leader Georgetown this Saturday. Loyola had its five-game win streak snapped at Rutgers last Saturday and now brings a 3-1 conference record into this weekend's big showdown. Live Audio
The Hoyas were picked to win the league and are off to a good start with a 3-0 ECAC record. The Greyhounds are currently second in the conference and are preparing for the biggest game of the season thus far.
Last year at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field, Georgetown entered as the No. 2 ranked team in the nation with an 8-1 overall record, and left Baltimore with a 14-10 loss to the 20th-ranked Greyhounds.
Greg Leonard and Ryan Rabidou scored three goals apiece in that win to give Loyola a 4-1 ECAC record. Rabidou scored a man-up goal with 6:54 left in the third quarter of that game to give the Hounds their first lead. Loyola never looked back, scoring nine second-half goals in the season's benchmark victory.
This year, Georgetown is once again ranked in the Top-5, but judging from the teams' like opponents, Loyola should have plenty of confidence heading to the Hilltop.
The Greyhounds have already earned victories over Duke and Syracuse, defeating the top-ranked Blue Devils at the First Four in San Diego and holding off the Orange at home two weeks ago. The Hoyas' two losses this season have come at the hands of Duke and Syracuse - both in Washington, D.C.
A win on Saturday would give Loyola six wins this season, matching last year's win total and making the Greyhounds postseason eligible. It would also pull the Hounds into a tie for first place in the league standings with two conference games left on the schedule.
Saturday's game will be televised on Verizon's new cable channel - Verizon FiOS. The game can also be heard live on WNST AM 1570 and online at www.LoyolaGreyhounds.com and www.WNST.net.