Men's Lacrosse Returns Home; Hosts Fairfield On Saturday

April 18, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's lacrosse team returns to the friendly confines of Diane Geppi-Aikens Field this Saturday to host Fairfield. The Greyhounds, who are 3-1 at home this season, are 8-0 in home ECAC games since joining the league in 2005. Saturday's game pits a pair of 5-4 teams vying for a postseason bid. Live Audio

The Greyhounds are coming off a tough 10-8 loss at Georgetown and hope to get back on track against a Fairfield team that has dropped its last four games. Loyola holds a 6-1 all-time record against the Stags, but was upset at Fairfield last season.

Last year's 13-12 loss to the Stags left Loyola in a three-way tie for second place in the final ECAC standings. Senior Dan Bauers scored five goals in that game while Jake Willcox scored three in his first college start. Fairfield, which finished 4-3 in the league, is 1-3 in the ECAC this season. Loyola, meanwhile, is 3-2 with two home conference games remaining.

Bauers leads the team with 21 goals while junior Shane Koppens has a team high 28 points. The Greyhounds are averaging nine goals per game this season, but are 4-0 when scoring 10 or more. Saturday's game will be the first home contest for Loyola since its 11-10 defeat of No. 12 Syracuse on March 31.

Game time from Diane Geppi-Aikens Field is slated for 1 p.m. The game can be heard live on WNST AM 1570 and online at and Loyola alum Chris Gunkel will provide the play-by-play while Tony Golden will add color commentary.

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