Hounds Hung Out To Dry, 15-6

Hounds Hung Out To Dry, 15-6

Hounds Hung Out To Dry, 15-6

Hounds Hung Out To Dry, 15-6

15-6 Georgetown. 15-6 Georgetown? Coming off a big loss to Umass this past Saturday the hoyas took it to the hounds of Loyola all day long. Defense was the name of this game with Georgetown holding Loyola to only six, with four of those coming in the fourth quarter. Another big game for Steve Dusseau (4,2) with an impressive performance from Walid Hajj (3,1) who played even louder than the math shows.

The Hound's two goals in the first half paint the perfect picture of the defensive strength and style Georgetown brought to play to the Hound's first home game in nearly a month. "The defensive domination had much to do with the past two practices", Dusseau explained, "After our loss to Umass this past weekend we came here to send a message, we worked our tails off this week and everyone played well, especially our defense, with our goalie as their backbone. This week was the exact opposite of last."

The exact opposite is right on when at the 4:16 mark of the first quarter the score board read 3-0 in favor of Georgetown with Hammer, Dusseau, and Hajj each scoring a goal a piece. The Hounds first goal came with an EMO situation and a big dodge from Jim Fink, rifling the rock top left and scoring, 3-1 Georgetown. With 1:42 left, Loyola again gained possession from a Georgetown wide shot on goal, the Hounds then pushed to X with no offensive motive and the quarter expired.

Early in the second quarter, Georgetown controlled the ball as Hajj isolated from the top, faked left, dodged right, drove through what looked to be the entire Loyola defense and scored on a huge jump shot connecting the top corner, making the score 4-1. The next unassisted goal came from defensemen Kyle Sweeney with a butter move from behind and a quick shot squeezing it through the near pipe and Bloomquist's left hip. 5-1 Georgetown.

Loyola's offense seemed very laid back with Georgetown's defense beginning to eat them alive. Dropped passes and failed dodges resulted in the hoyas with possession for most of the the second quarter. Hajj, Sweeney, Dusseau, Vincent, Paolisso and Walker with a big bounce shot just inside the restraining line to close the first half.

The second half was all Gtown again with a defensive stance leaving no room for the hounds attack to breathe, let alone feed or take a shot on goal. At the end of the third, Georgetown finished with two more goals from Vincentia and Walker to make the score 13-2.

With the Hounds' tourney hopes fading along with their fans cheers, their sense of urgency to score, and score in a hurry, was still clearly evident. Loyola never gave up all game long and played with their hearts on their sleeves. When Stromberg took the ball coast to coast and scored on a big bounce shot, I knew Loyola still wanted this game but the hoyas had already walked away with revenge, leaving the hounds out to dry.

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are they in?
    by (#20511) on 4/25/02 @10:34AM
if they were 12-1 it would be a lock, but if georgetown beats rutgers and loses to cuse, do you think they will get one of the at-large bids with an 11-2 record?
 
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Theyre still in as long as they beat Rutgers!
    by (#28017) on 4/25/02 @11:48AM
I think the Hoyas will have no problem getting in if they beat Rutgers and lose to Syracuse, I think beating Cuse would only solidfy the At-Large bid, but they should still get in as long as they at least beat Rutgers. They beat Duke, Cornell, Navy, & now Loyola. All of these teams which have some big wins thier selves or held close with the top teams. A loss to Umass, who seems to be legit, and if they lost to Cuse, I dont think will keep them out. I think Loyola is definitely out though. In my opinion I think there are only gonna be like 3 at large bids left. I think they should go to G'town, Duke, and probably whoever doesnt win the Ivy out of Cornell or Princeton.
 
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Bids
    by (#6292) on 4/25/02 @12:23PM
G'Town better play Cuse close thought if they get embarissed they may not get in. I think its gonna be Cuse, Hop, UVA, G-Town, Cornell, and whoever wins the Duke Hofstra game
 
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Bids
    by (#28346) on 4/25/02 @4:23PM
G'town is in, regardless of the Cuse game. I agree Cuse, Hop, UVA all get at-large bids. Who else is there. Duke? the Hoyas beat them in their own place. Loyola? same thing. Cornell? again, the same thing. Hofstra? Even if they beat Duke and UNC, they have three losses, more than the Hoyas with fewer quality wins. So the Hoyas get the fourth slot.

Cornbell and the winner of Duke/Hofstra? You could make a case for these as well. However, let's not forget the Maryland/Yale winner, especially if its Yale. That would give them wins over Princeton, UMass, and Maryland.
 
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???
    by (#20771) on 4/25/02 @8:08PM
Last year Umass did not get in with 2 one goal losses to Cuse and G-town. WHat happens when G-town has 2 losses to Umass and Cuse at the end of the year?
 
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different situation
    by (#951) on 4/25/02 @9:59PM
Umass had a weak schedule. georgetown has a legitimate one
 
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    by (#27935) on 4/26/02 @2:39AM
True, but do you think that the whole geographical bias had anything to do with it?
 
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At Large bid for Duke??!!
    by (#2903) on 4/26/02 @11:54PM
Excuse me but didn't Duke just win the ACC tournament giving them an automatic bid?
 
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They'll get in but...
    by (#28612) on 4/27/02 @10:17PM
the acc doesn't have an AQ because it only has four teams.
 
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