Loyola vs. Brown
March 22, 2003
The Game Story:
BALTIMORE (March 22)--Chris Summers, Stephen Brundage and Gunnar Goettelmann each scored two goals in a nine-goal Loyola second quarter and Loyola held Brown to 13 shots through the first three quarters as the No. 9 Greyhounds defeated the Bears, 16-8, in a men's lacrosse game played at Curley Field Saturday afternoon.

Loyola (5-1) led just 2-1 after one quarter but exploded for nine second-quarter goals, including four in the final 3:52 of the quarter. Brundage scored consecutive goals in a 22-second span with less than four minutes remaining to give the Greyhounds a 9-4 lead, and Matt White and Goettelmann scored in the final 1:30 to give Loyola an 11-5 lead at halftime.

The Greyhounds then held Brown (2-2) off the scoreboard in the third quarter, getting goals from Brundage, Goettelmann and Summers early in the quarter to take an insurmountable 14-5 advantage into the final period.

Sophomore Nino Othman also scored three goals for Loyola, which outshot Brown 42-26 and defeated the Bears for the seventh straight year. The Greyhounds also had a 40-30 groundball advantage, including a 37-17 advantage in the first three quarters.

Ryan Fisher added two goals and Matt White and Joey Case each scored one for the Greyhounds, who scored their most goals since a 17-7 win over Sacred Heart in March of last season. Case, who usually wears No. 8, wore the No. 9 jersey in honor of his brother Gerry, a former Loyola lacrosse player who died tragically of meningitis six years ago today.

Jonathon Thompson scored two goals and added three assists for Brown, which has lost to its two ranked opponents by a combined score of 34-14. The Bears were within 3-2 after Thompson's first goal 1:52 into the second quarter and 7-4 after his second goal 4:40 before halftime, but the Greyhounds then scored four of the next five goals to take a six-goal halftime lead.

Loyola also won 21 of the game's 28 faceoffs, including a 15-for-16 performance from Ryan Radonis. The Greyhounds also scored a season-high 16 goals despite getting no extra-man opportunities in the game.