Cuse Takes a Ride on the Greyhounds

Cuse Takes a Ride on the Greyhounds

Cuse Takes a Ride on the Greyhounds

Cuse Takes a Ride on the Greyhounds

It started off slowly enough, but thats just about the last thing this game could be called. Working off of a deliberate, almost practice-like, tempo, Loyola was able to monopolize possession for most of the first half. Whipping the ball around with scary speed, the Greyhounds looked to be making half-hearted attempts at actually going to the goal; rather, they hoped to lull the Syracuse D to sleep and pick their spots. They did.

The Goettleman brothers combined for a nicely timed connection right on Mulligan's doorstep, which was sandwiched around two similar scores from a Prout-Sullivan combo. Meanwhile, the blistering speed of Loyola's middies (Battista was sick) forced the Orange D to become less of a cohesive, I-got-your-back D. Battista and Hass also opened and closed the scoring for the half, each with a crank from just inside the restaining line. On the other end of the field, only Josh Coffman looked capable of doing any damage one-on-one to Loyola's swarming defense -- Powell was held in check by some tough body up defense, and everyone else was simply timid. It was Coffman who did most of the quarterbacking for the Orange; two of Cuse's three first half goals came on Coffman's ability to out-quick his short stick while inverted, and the only real threats generated by Cuse were because of his work from X. Attackman Mike Springer was noticeably absent for much of the first quarter, and without his prescence, Syracuse was unable to generate any sort of real outside threat. Sticking to their game plan, Loyola continued their deliberate, methodical ball movement, and with the help of an unusually weak (especially high) Mulligan, they went into halftime up 6-3.

The second half started without much of a bang -- it was mostly quick up and downs that immediately came to a halt with some stifling defense on both ends (but Loyola can run). Things picked up a little for Syracuse in the late third -- a couple of nasty upper right rips from Matt Ciaone tied up the game (it was a 3-0 third for Cuse), but more importantly, took the momentum away from Loyola, who had until that point played with the confidence of giant killers. It was uneventful for the most part (with the exception of a voided diving goal by Bobby Horsey), but the third put Syracuse back in the game, and that set up the monster fourth.

Cuse's guns finally took over this period, and aside from a pair of did-that-really-go-in goals from Horsey and Tim Goetlleman on the right wing, Syracuse's D was equally stellar. Powell caught fire, Byrnes was ripping it from everywhere, and Springer sealed the deal with a pick on a ride that led to a Powell goal, and two of his own from a fast break finish and empty-netter (Born was doubling behind). Just like that, Syracuse had turned what was a smart, aggressive Loyola defense into a group that looked confused and overmatched. Several botched clears, a couple plain as day missed assignments, and Loyola, within minutes, went from future number one in the country to the wrong end of an out of control summer league game.

Tim Goettleman on the huge turnaround -- "We lost focus on what we were trying to do. A team like Syracuse can jump all over you". Well, yeah, they sure can.

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What's this?
    by (#1984) on 4/08/00 @10:46AM
No pictures of Mike Springer? Probably couldn't fit that lanky bastard on my computer screen.
 
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Holy Crap
    by (#1408) on 4/08/00 @3:37PM
Syracuse really kicked there ass this time. I saw the game and Cuse looked so much better.
 
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wait a minute here....
    by (#834) on 4/08/00 @4:16PM
Why is nobody givin' the Hounds any credit?? they hung with the best team in the country for 3 1/2 quarters. And in that fourth most of the Cuse's goals came on transition or unsettled situations. There's no debate that Syracuse was a better team.....this time. But don't sleep on the hounds, they might just bite you later if you do.
 
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yeah but
    by (#168) on 4/09/00 @9:18PM
i think that we saw two of the best goalies in the country fight it out. born looked fantastic in goal for the hounds, if not for him the game could have gotten out of hand way before the 4th quarter. mulligan just keeps on getting better and is just the latest in a great line of 'cuse keepers.as for catching 'cuse, nobody will do it until the final four.
 
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That's funny
    by (#1080) on 4/08/00 @5:26PM
That's funny. You must have gone to Delbarton.
 
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Are You Serious??? (nt)
    by (#971) on 4/09/00 @5:24PM
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Jon Neal is a prime cut of meat
    by (#2131) on 4/12/00 @1:08AM
Jon Neal is the man, His wiry body needs to get in the game more and feed mad goals like he did in High School. He owes me a bag of tasty nugs. Yo, phil caulfield needs to join the team. He's a freakin hoss. Loyola's best kept secret. Neal took the nastiest post-game deuce, though.
 
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Neal's Duce
    by (#2172) on 4/13/00 @12:23AM
It was a bad one. I was there, I had to deal with it. And no more beating off in the shower!!!
 
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    by (#2192) on 4/13/00 @3:36PM
even if neal takes stinky shits i still love him
 
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Neal's Duce
    by (#2172) on 4/13/00 @12:24AM
It was a bad one. I was there, I had to deal with it. And no more beating off in the shower!!!
 
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I love jon neal
    by (#2192) on 4/13/00 @3:35PM
put in jon neal caulfield is a stud
 
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I love jon neal
    by (#2192) on 4/13/00 @3:35PM
put in jon neal caulfield is a stud
 
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Those guys RULE!!
    by (#2109) on 4/12/00 @2:02PM
Cuse is probably the most skilled team in the nation for positioning. they lost a couple of great players last year but they'll take the championship!
 
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Mccarty's ass looks like a bag a mayonaise
    by (#2196) on 4/13/00 @5:48PM
He's a great guy but he really needs to work on his gluts, there piss poor. Phil Caulfield on the other hand often has his triceps mistaken for two flags.
 
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Play Neal more
    by (#2125) on 4/13/00 @11:08PM
Neal has an ass like a sack of the ricotta cheese, and a chest like a wet blanket. He can stick G's and stick bitches. Phil is a sleeper, he could have crapped on powell though. He and that muffin-ass of his
 
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