April 23, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - The home stretch is officially here for the men's lacrosse team with all three of its remaining regular season games at home. Two of the last three contests are to be televised live by WMAR-TV2, beginning this Saturday when the Greyhounds host Pennsylvania at 1 p.m. Listen to all the action with Live Audio .
The 'Hounds look to capitalize on their home-field advantage with Penn sporting a 0-5 record away from home this season. Loyola has also struggled on the road, but is 2-2 at Geppi-Aikens Field. The Quakers lead the all-time series, but the last time these teams met was 11 years ago and Loyola won that game 13-6.
Penn is currently ranked No. 17 in the USILA Coaches' Poll and the Greyhounds desperately need a win to keep their postseason hopes alive. Senior Stephen Brundage, with his team-high 15 goals and 10 assists, leads the 3-6 'Hounds in scoring. Junior Matt Monfett has been a solid contributor as well with his 12 goals and nine assists on the year.
Loyola is coming off a sub-par performance at UMBC on Wednesday night. The Retrievers won 18-of-23 faceoffs and picked up 20 more groundballs than the 'Hounds en route to a 13-7 win. Despite Loyola's poor statistical night, the Greyhounds have still won 57 percent of this season's faceoffs and have 51 more groundballs than opponents.
The Greyhounds, 3-0 when leading after the first quarter this season, will look get off to a fast start against the Quakers. TV faceoff time is scheduled for 1:08 p.m. and the game can also be heard on both WNST AM 1570 and www.LoyolaGreyhounds.com.