Huggins, Stover Receive Patriot League Weekly Honors
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - After helping to hold then-No. 9 Johns Hopkins University to only one second-half goal and five overall, Foster Huggins and Jacob Stover were named the Patriot League Defensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Week on Monday, the conference office announced.
The duo led the Loyola defense as it held the Blue Jays to only 14 second-half shots in the 12-5 Greyhounds victory. Ten of Johns Hopkins' 32 shots came in the first quarter, and overall the Blue Jays shot just 15.6 percent in the contest.
Huggins' award is the second in as many weeks for the senior close defenseman. On Saturday, he marked Johns Hopkins All-American Shack Stanwick, holding him to only one goal.
In addition to his man-to-man defense. Huggins caused seven turnovers and had three ground balls. His seven caused turnovers are second-most in school single-game history since the stat was officially recognized by the NCAA in 2010.
Stover finished the victory with 12 saves, bookending it with four stops in both the first and fourth quarters. In the second half, the junior had seven total saves against the Blue Jays 14 total shots.
He also helped the Greyhounds hold Johns Hopkins to 0 for 5 on extra-man opportunities. The Blue Jays scored on all three of their man-up chances in their season-opener versus Towson University, and they set a school record by converting 60.3 percent last year.
The Greyhounds open Patriot League action on Saturday, February 24, with a 12 noon contest against Lafayette College at Ridley Athletic Complex.