Georgetown vs. Loyola
April 16, 2005
The Game Story:
Tony Ferreira scored a career-high two goals but Georgetown's sibling
tandem of Brendan and Pete Cannon combined for four to lead the
fourth-ranked Hoyas past Loyola on Saturday afternoon in Washington,
D.C. The Greyhounds played even through the half and threatened late,
but in the end, fell 7-4 in front of 1,382 fans at North Kehoe Field.

"Our guys gave an outstanding effort today," says Loyola Head Coach Bill
Dirrigl. "I thought we played very well and even at times dominated the
game. Georgetown is a great team and I give them a lot of credit, but I
think we played well regardless of the outcome."

The Greyhounds controlled the tempo and the ball in the early stages of
the game, but a few errant shots and a couple nice saves from Georgetown
goalie Rich D'Andrea kept Loyola off the scoreboard in the first
quarter.

The Hoyas led 1-0 after one quarter of play, but that changed when
sophomore Andrew Spack fired a bullet into the upper left-hand corner of
the cage. The goal was Spack's seventh of the season and for the
defensive-minded 'Hounds, it was good enough for a 1-1 halftime tie.

Pete and Brendan Cannon scored the first two goals of the third quarter
as Georgetown went up 3-1. Senior Matt Monfett, who entered the game
with a team-high 13 goals for Loyola, cut the deficit in half with a
spectacular one-on-one move that left his defender on the ground.

A goal from Trevor Casey in the final minutes of the third quarter and a
goal from Brodie Merrill on the opening face-off of the fourth quarter
gave the Hoyas their biggest advantage of the afternoon. Trailing 5-2,
sophomore Tony Ferreira did all he could to rally the Greyhounds with a
career day in scoring.

Ferreira, who entered the game with two career goals, scored at 13:10 of
the fourth quarter to bring Loyola within two and scored again at 8:51
to make the score 5-4. The Greyhounds won the ensuing face-off and raced
downfield with Spack in control.

Spack wound up and fired another bullet at D'Andrea. This time the Hoya
keeper made the save and secured Georgetown's one-goal advantage. Both
defenses again settled in and in an attempt to gain possession the
Greyhounds began to take risks. Those risks resulted in two Georgetown
goals inside the final 1:46 for the final three-goal margin.

Michael Fretwell, who entered the game ranked 10th in the nation in
goals against average, made 14 saves while holding another opponent to
seven or fewer goals. In its nine games this season, Loyola has allowed
seven or fewer goals a total of seven times.

The loss drops Loyola to 4-5 overall and 3-2 in the ECAC. The Hoyas are
now 8-2 on the year and in sole possession of first place in the ECAC
with a 3-0 conference record.

"We have to learn from this loss," says Dirrigl. "We have four games
left in the regular season and we need to get better each game. This is
a good team. The wins will come soon."

The Greyhounds return to action this Tuesday when they host UMBC at
Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. Game time is 3 p.m.