Hoyas Rout Loyola, 14-5

Hoyas Rout Loyola, 14-5

Hoyas Rout Loyola, 14-5

Hoyas Rout Loyola, 14-5

Georgetown (8-0), which remains the only unbeaten D1 team in men’s lacrosse, breezed past a stagnated Loyola (5-4) offense with a complete team effort that showcased a wide range of Hoya scorers and consistent play from all parts of the defense. Loyola’s troubles continue as this amounted to their third loss in as many outings, while Georgetown continues to build on a storybook season. Also of note, Georgetown’s All-American Kyle Sweeney tied Hoya’s assistant coach Scott Urick’s record for career ground balls with 224.

Georgetown started the game off netting the first three goals. The first in this series came from Neal Goldman when he took a feed from Walid Hajj, and after hitting Loyola’s goalie Mark Bloomquist on the shoulder, it fell in for the 1-0 lead. sophomore Nick Miaritis scored the second on a hard cut down the middle. The third and final goal of the initial Hoya run came from senior Captain Trevor Walker when he netted a lefty rip. Loyola answered with only :16 left in the first quarter, cutting the Georgetown lead to two.

The second quarter was host to a pace of play that was similar to that in the first quarter. Although there was a hint of offensive vivacity at the start of the quarter for the Greyhounds, as junior Stephen Brundage ripped a grounder that Hoya net-minder Rich D’Andrea was able to slow but not stop, Georgetown continued to build on its lead. Again, another three goal Hoya run was responsible for the increased lead. As Kyle Sweeney has done all year, he stripped the ball from his offensive counterpart and started a fast break. After two passes, classmate and fellow defenseman Pat Collins found Jordan Vettoretti for the fast break goal. Mike Hammer scored his first of two goals on a broken clear, as Bloomquist was caught backpedaling, unable to make any stop. The next score came from Georgetown’s Mike Boynton. His score was evidence of a less than aggressive Loyola defense which allowed him to set up and shoot with out much of an effort to stop him. Finally Loyola showed the 1600-plus crowd what they had been waiting for when Brundage caught Georgetown’s defense sleeping and connected with Chris Summers on the back side pipe for the goal. The Greyhound’s score cut the Hoya lead to three, with the scoreboard reading 6-3. The final goal of the half again belonged to Walker on a similar shot to what he had previously scored on. Georgetown’s 7-3 halftime should be attributed to their offensive production, as Georgetown out-shot the Greyhounds 22-9 in the first 30 minutes.

The third quarter was the most one-sided of the four as the Hoyas outscored Loyola 6-1. Walker and Goldman took part in five of the six goals. Walker started the scoring only a minute and half into the third and was followed less than a minute later by a Vettoretti score. Three Georgetown goals later Loyola had its lone goal of the quarter. It came from Brundage off a feed from fellow attackman Chris Summers, but proved insignificant on a larger scale. Georgetown’s Kevin Shooshan added the final goal of the quarter with only :07 left to bring the quarter to a close with a dominating 13-4 Hoya lead.

The final quarter saw lots of new faces in the game, as many of the reserves fulfilled the on the field duties. Miaritis scored the only Hoya goal while Loyola’s Gunnar Goettelmann was credited with Loyola’s last goal, coming on a man-up situation with only 0:50 seconds remaining. This contest clearly belonged to the Hoyas from the start. Even Loyola’s own Coach Dirrigl characterized the Hoya play as “bullying” his team by use of their “tremendous athleticism.” Sweeney, while hesitant to call this their best game of the year, was quick in saying that it was their “best effort”. It was clear that the Hoyas were prepared physically and mentally for anything the Greyhounds brought to Washington.

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Braging...
    by (#33555) on 4/12/03 @11:16PM
Sure it is not much to brag about, but still the Hoyas have manage to be consistant. However they have a few big games coming up. They must take both Rutgers and UMass to ligitamatly be in the top 5, and IF they beat UMd and or Syracuse, I'm looking for G-town in the finals.
I also hope Syracuse gets bumped from the tourney early. 'Cuse lacrosse fans somehow remind me of Chicago Bulls fans in the early 90's... Can you say "Bandwagon"
 
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i second that
    by (#47955) on 4/12/03 @11:37PM
how about both 'cuse and princeton getting bumped this year, and from here on out...but if that happens then it'll be a hopkins/virginia combo for the next 8 years. oh well
be intresting to see how the g'town/rutgers game goes. i hope both make it far this year to mix things up, as with some other teams.
 
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gloves
    by (#19000) on 4/13/03 @3:38PM
what kind of gloves are they wearing? its annoying the hell out of me
 
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I think they're the new ignitors? (nt)
    by (#1128) on 4/14/03 @8:51PM
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I dont think so
    by (#18677) on 4/14/03 @11:02PM
G town played a game at my schoole and I saw the gloves, and they are not the new igniters. they are custom made for collage teams. I wasnt able to find out what they were.
 
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(no subject)
    by (#31907) on 4/14/03 @9:25AM
Loyola.....do us all a favor and just pack it in for this year. You guys are really starting to embarrass yourselves. Gtown isn't even good. That is what happens when you recruit all the scraps who couldn't get into Hopkins.
 
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cottle
    by (#5100) on 4/14/03 @2:30PM
I hope everyone up in baltimore is happier now that they ran cottle out of town. loyola really seems to have solved all its problems now that he's gone.
 
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From the Season-Over Dept.
    by (#46862) on 4/14/03 @3:00PM
The Loyola Flea Circus is done. Maybe they'll beat Hobart on the road if they're lucky...
 
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A Clue
    by (#47925) on 4/14/03 @9:58PM
Hey, I think G'town's record says enough. Georgetown is good. Who are you? Nobody. Ok cool, just checking. By the way, great shots Timmy.
 
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Nobody
    by (#46862) on 4/14/03 @10:07PM
You think, and what are you basing that on?

I agree, G-town is undefeated and that does say a lot. However, as far as I'm concerned their season starts this weekend against Umass.

The outcome of that game, and the one against SU will say even more about the Hoyas.

The comments will really be flying after this Saturday's game!
 
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left out
    by (#33555) on 4/14/03 @11:07PM
The Hoyas also have HUGE games to play against UMd and Rutgers. I don't think they can take all four games (SU, UMass, UMd and Rut.). I don't think they have enough big game experience to handle the pressure. That is assuming they have the talent, and I think they lack in that area a bit too.
 
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Reyn Garnett
    by (#46982) on 4/15/03 @3:22AM
We want Reyn, We want Reyn...Put in the 6'5 220 lbs frosh from Chappaqua...He puts the Hoyas in the final 4 this season!
 
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(no subject)
    by (#33555) on 4/16/03 @12:09AM
Keep your personal fantasies to yourself
fruit-loop
 
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Froburg lax sucks cock
    by (#46982) on 4/18/03 @7:35PM
I love how kids that dont even play college lacrosse are all tough posting comments, and starting trouble!
 
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MIKE HAMMER IS GAY
    by (#3048) on 4/18/03 @11:57AM
MIKE HAMMER IS GAY
 
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