May 5, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - As they have done all season, Loyola will face another ranked team this weekend. Only this time it's local-rival Johns Hopkins and the Blue Jays are No. 1 in both the media and coaches' polls. Loyola and Johns Hopkins end the regular season this Saturday at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. Listen to all the action right here with Live Audio .
For the fifth straight year, these two teams meet in the regular season finale. Johns Hopkins has won the last four meetings, but Loyola won the two prior to that and the last five times these teams met on Loyola's home field, the contest has been decided by an average of three goals per game.
Saturday will be Senior Day at Loyola College and for tri-captain Stephen Brundage, it will be his last game versus Johns Hopkins. Brundage is averaging two goals per game against the Blue Jays, scoring in each of his first three seasons against Hopkins. Last season he had two goals, but the 11-1 Blue Jays prevailed at Homewood Field.
Brundage currently leads the team in scoring with 19 goals and 10 assists. Junior Matt Monfett has 14 goals and nine assists while freshman Matt Cassalia leads the team with 56 groundballs. In last Saturday's win over Yale, freshman Jordan Rabidou registered a career-high four points with two goals and two assists while freshman Dan Bauers, who entered the contest with one assist on the year, had both a goal and an assist.
The Greyhounds, with their 12-8 win over Yale, are 3-3 at home this season while averaging nine goals per game at Geppi-Aikens Field. When Loyola scores more than 10 goals, it is unbeaten at 4-0. The 'Hounds are 4-7 overall with six losses coming to ranked teams. Johns Hopkins is 10-1 and has all 23 first-place votes in the two national polls.
Saturday's game is being televised by WMAR-TV2, Baltimore's ABC affiliate. The game can also be heard live on WNST AM 1570 and Online at www.LoyolaGreyhounds.com. Faceoff is scheduled for 1:08 p.m.