Loyola vs. Hofstra
March 1, 2003
The Game Story:
BALTIMORE (March 1)--Jim Fink scored two of his game-high three goals in a 4-0 Loyola run that ended the game and Stephen Brundage added two goals and two assists as the Loyola men's lacrosse team defeated Hofstra, 10-4, in a game played at Curley Field Saturday afternoon.

Loyola (3-0), which won its ninth straight game against the Pride, led just 6-4 after a Joe Kostolansky goal for Hofstra (0-1) with 7:08 left in the third quarter. But the Greyhounds then got a goal from Chris Summers with 1:19 left in the quarter to take a 7-4 advantage, and Fink then scored consecutive goals in a 2:01 span early in the fourth quarter to give Loyola a 9-4 lead. Brundage ended the scoring with an insurance goal from eight yards out with 4:32 left in the game.

Kostolansky also added an assist for the Pride, which was playing its season opener after a game against Villanova last week was postponed due to poor field conditions. The Pride had just 21 shots and 19 groundballs compared to 35 shots and 39 groundballs for the Greyhounds.

Loyola, which moved to 3-0 for the fifth straight season, got goals midway through the first quarter from Summers and Gunnar Goettelmann to take a 2-0 lead after one quarter. Hofstra's Chris Unterstein got the Pride within 3-2 with two minutes left in the first half with an unassisted goal, but Ryan Radonis then won the ensuing faceoff for Loyola and raced down the field, setting up Brundage for a point-blank opportunity that made it 4-2 six seconds later. Brundage then fed Matt White in front with 12 seconds left in the half and White gave Loyola a 5-2 halftime lead.

White and Summers each scored two goals for the Greyhounds, who also won 12 of the game's 18 faceoffs. The Greyhound defensive unit held the Pride scoreless for the final 22:08 of the game and held its opponent to fewer than six goals for the third time in three games this season.

Two goalies split time for the Pride, with Matt Southard playing two-thirds of the game and recording 12 saves and Steve Izzo recording five saves in 15 minutes of action. Mark Bloomquist had five saves for the Greyhounds, who play at Duke next Saturday.