April 18, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola and UMBC meet for the 29th time this Tuesday when they face-off at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. Both teams look the get back to .500 after tough losses over the weekend and both will be ready to play in this heated Baltimore beltway rivalry. Face-off is slated for 3 p.m. Listen
The Greyhounds have won nine of their last 10 meetings with UMBC but are looking for a little revenge after last season's 13-7 loss at UMBC Stadium. Loyola is 4-5 this season and is coming off a heartbreaking loss at No. 3 Georgetown. The Retrievers are 5-6 after Saturday's loss to North Carolina.
Senior Matt Monfett enters the game as Loyola's top goal scorer with 14 goals this season. Freshman Shane Koppens, who has 10 goals and six assists, is tied with Monfett for the team lead in points with 16.
Defensively, the Greyhounds have played well all season. Loyola has held opponents to seven or fewer goals in seven of its nine games with junior goalie Michael Fretwell saving 59 percent of the opposition's shot attempts. Fretwell boasts a 7.43 goals against average and leads the team with 32 groundballs.
UMBC's top man is Brendan Mundorf, who has 24 goals and 24 assists this year. He leads an opportunistic Retriever squad that has converted on 23-of-46 extra-man opportunities.
Tuesday's game is the second and final midweek game for Loyola this season. The Greyhounds defeated Wagner by a 13-7 score in their first midweek contest.