March 31, 2016
|Date||Sunday, April 3, 2016|
|Location||Hamilton, N.Y. | Andy Kerr Stadium|
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Quick Hits About The ’Hounds
- Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse heads on the road for its next two games, first traveling to Hamilton, New York, for a nationally-televised game.
- The Greyhounds play at Colgate University on Sunday, April 3, at 12 noon.
- CBS Sports Network will televise the action with Jason Knapp calling the play-by-play, and Steve Panarelli handling analysis duties.
- Pat Spencer has recorded two or more points in all nine games to start his collegiate career, and he has five multi-goal and seven multi-assist games.
- Three Greyhounds – Foster Huggins (defense), Jacob Stover (goalkeeper) and Pat Spencer (rookie) – earned Corvias Patriot League Weekly honors on Monday. Stover was later named the USILA/Lids Team Sports National Defensive Player of the Week.
- Jordan Germershausen tripled his previous career goal-scoring output on March 23 when he scored four goals in a win at Georgetown. Entering the game, he had scored two. He then recorded his second-straight hat trick with three goals against Bucknell. He has scored on 9-of-19 (.474) shots in 2016.
Last Time Out
- Loyola scored the game’s first four goals and Bucknell did not score it’s second until less than six minutes remained in regulation, as the Greyhounds earned a 14-3 Patriot League win on Saturday.
- Pat Spencer scored a goal and had a career-high six assists, as 12 players had goals or assists for the Greyhounds.
- Jordan Germershausen scored three goals, three days after tallying a career-high four at Georgetown. Brian Sherlock and Ryan Fournier each added two goals, and Zack Sirico had one to go with two assists.
- Graham Savio went 10-of-17 on faceoffs, helping Loyola win 13-of-21 overall, and Jacob Stover made 12 saves in goal while allowing just one Bison goal in more than 49 minutes of action.
- Fournier put Loyola on the board 5:01 into the action, scoring in transition off a Mike Kutzer assist, but it was the only goal for more than nine minutes until Sherlock ended a man-up with a goal 32 seconds before the end of the first.
- Germershausen and John Duffy scored the next two goals before the Bison tallied their first, but Loyola then scored the next 10 goals, eventually leading 14-1 early in the fourth quarter.
In The Polls
- Loyola checks in at No. 14 in the USILA coaches poll and 17th in the Inside Lacrosse media version after picking up a pair of victories last week.
- Loyola and Colgate will play for the fourth time when the teams take the field on Sunday.
- The first two meetings came during the 2014 season, Loyola’s first in the Patriot League. The Greyhounds won the regular-season contest, 10-8 in Hamilton, New York, and they defeated the Raiders, 12-6, at Ridley Athletic Complex in the Patriot League Semifinals.
- Colgate, however, recorded its first win in the series, 11-4, last season en route to tying for the Patriot League Regular-Season title and eventually winning the tournament crown.
- When the teams met at Ridley Athletic Complex on March 28, 2015, Loyola committed 15 turnovers, and the Raiders scored six of their 11 goals after those miscues. Colgate took a 4-0 lead with 4:13 left in the first quarter as all four of the goals came after the Raiders obtained possession via a Loyola turnover.
- Mike Kutzer scored the first goal of his career, in transition off a Ryan Fournier assist, with seven seconds left in the first half to get Loyola within four, 6-2, at the break. Colgate, however, came out of halftime and scored five-straight goals, shutting out Loyola until there was just 1:32 left in regulation.
- Cameron Williams scored a game-high four goals and five points for Colgate, while Ryan Walsh, Matt Clarkson and Peter Donato each had a goal and two assists.
- Jordan Germershausen made his first start on attack since the second game of the 2015 season March 23 at Georgetown, and the junior made the most of his opportunity. He scored twice in both the first and second quarters to help Loyola built a 7-3 halftime lead.
- Germershausen scored on the first four shots he took against the Hoyas, scoring Loyola’s opening two goals of the game, and he later put the Greyhounds in front, 7-3, late in the second quarter. The four goals tripled his career total to six. Germershausen entered the game having scored twice with both goals coming on March 2, 2016, against Towson University.
- He followed that performance by recording his second-straight hat trick with three goals last Saturday against Bucknell, giving him nine on the season.
Fitting Right In
- Pat Spencer was in the starting lineup on attack for his first collegiate game at Virginia, and he made an immediate difference on the Greyhounds’ offensive side of the ball. The freshman from Davidsonville, Maryland, scored two goals and assisted on a pair, earning Corvias Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors after the fact.
- He had a second-consecutive four-point game, scoring once and assisting on a game-high three versus Johns Hopkins. Following that outing, Spencer put up six points against Lafayette with the Greyhounds’ first two goals before dishing out four assists. He earned his second Patriot League Rookie of the Week award after scoring twice against Towson before posting a goal and then-season-high tying four assists at Holy Cross.
- Spencer earned his third weekly rookie honor from the conference on March 28 after logging three goals and eight assists in wins over Georgetown and Bucknell. He set career-highs with six assists and seven points against the Bison.
- Through nine games, Spencer leads Loyola in both points (37), assists (23) and goals (13). He has scored two or more points in all nine of the Greyhounds’ games. He has five multi-goal, and seven multi-assist, games. His 23 assist rank third on Loyola’s all-time freshmen lists; Dave Kasemeyer had 31 in 1984, and Gary Hanley tallied 28 in 1978.
- Spencer leads the Patriot League is sixth nationally with 2.56 assists per game, a total that is tops among freshmen. As of March 29, his 23 assists are tied for second in Division I. His 4.11 points per game are tied for 12th nationally and also lead all freshmen.
Stover’s First Starts
- Jacob Stover made his collegiate debut to start the second quarter March 19, when the Greyhounds played at the U.S. Naval Academy. He finished with four goals, four ground balls and five goals allowed in 45 minutes of action against the Midshipmen.
- Stover then made his first start on March 23 against Georgetown, and the freshman finished with nine saves while allowing just seven goals. He continued his solid play by yielding only one goal in more than 49 minutes of action against Bucknell, making 12 saves against the Bison. For his efforts against Georgetown, Stover was named the Corvias Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week and USILA/Lids Team Sports National Defensive Player of the Week.
Taking Care Of The Ball
- Through nine games this season, and national games as of Tuesday, March 29, the Greyhounds are fourth in NCAA Division I in fewest turnovers per game. Loyola has averaged just 10.78 miscues in its eight outings.
- Loyola was charged with 15 turnovers in a season-opening win at Virginia, but since then, they have averaged just 10.25 per game. The Greyhounds had eight turnovers against both Johns Hopkins and Towson and a season-low seven versus Duke.
Spreading The Wealth
- With a season-high 10 assists on 14 goals last Saturday against Bucknell, the Greyhounds continued their trend of posting high assist totals in games they have won this season. In Loyola’s six wins, 65.1 percent (43-of-66) goals have been assisted. Conversely, only 39.1 percent (9-of-23) goals in its three losses came off assists.
- Against Bucknell, 10 players scored goals and another two recorded assists for the Greyhounds. Loyola had five goals from its attack, four from its first midfield, two from its second midfield, one from its third midfield and a pair by long-stick midfielder Ryan Fournier.
- Earlier this season, in a March 5 win at College of the Holy Cross, nine players scored Loyola’s 10 goals.
Hat Tricks For Herreweyers
- Zach Herreweyers, the 2016 Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, had nine hat tricks in 15 games a year ago and tallied two or more in 13.
- With 11 goals so far this year, Herreweyers has scored 58 over the last two years, after topping the Patriot League in 2015 when he finished seventh in NCAA Division I with 3.13 goals per game.
- His hat trick against Lafayette raised his career total to 16. Herreweyers has scored three or more goals in nearly half of his collegiate games (33). With 77 goals and 89 points, he is averaging 2.33 goals per game and 2.70 points in his career.
- Herreweyers was named the Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on Feb. 22 after his three-goal, one-assist outing against Johns Hopkins.
- Charley Toomey won the 100th game of his head coaching career Feb. 27 against Lafayette, becoming just the second coach in Loyola men’s lacrosse history to do so. Toomey is in his 11th year at Loyola and is 103-52 since 2006 at the helm of the Greyhounds program.
- Toomey is ninth among active Division I coaches in winning percentage (.664).
- His collegiate coach, and current Loyola and Patriot League Network color commentator Dave Cottle, is the only other coach to win 100 or more at Loyola. Cottle was 181-70 from 1983-2001.
Little Of This, Little Of That
- Brian Sherlock was second on the Greyhounds in both goals (29) and assists (19) last year, and he showed in the 2016 season opener that he is on track to put up numbers again in both categories. The junior midfielder tallied two goals and had a pair of assists for the Greyhounds.
- His second goal of the season was the 50th of his career. With 11 goals and eight assists through nine games this year, Sherlock has 59 and 37 for 96 points in 41 career games.
Leading Transition Scoring
- A large part of Loyola’s success over the past several years has been its ability to score in transition, and last year long-stick midfielder Ryan Fournier again led in that capacity. Fournier scored four goals and assisted on five last season, while picking up 58 ground balls, second on the team.
- This season, he has scored against Virginia, Lafayette, Holy Cross and twice versus Bucknell to bring his career total to 13 goals and seven assists. His two goals against the Bison matched his career-best.
Preseason Patriot League Prognostications
- Loyola was picked as the Patriot League Preseason favorites for the third time in as many seasons since the school joined the conference prior to the 2013-2014 academic year. The Greyhounds garnered 12 of a possible 18 first-place votes in the preseason poll to tally 122 points. The U.S. Naval Academy was second with 108 points and five first-place nods, and Colgate University was right behind with 105 and one.
- The U.S. Military Academy and Bucknell University were fourth and fifth, while Boston University, Lehigh University, College of the Holy Cross and Lafayette College rounded out the nine-team poll.
- Zach Herreweyers was selected as the Preseason Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year. He was joined on the Preseason All-Patriot League team by Brian Sherlock.
- Zach Herreweyers and Brian Sherlock were named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List as early-season contenders for the honor that is presented by Under Armour.
- The duo were two of 50 named to the watch list, and Loyola is one of 11 schools to have two or more players on the docket. Herreweyers was a mid-season addition to the watch list last season.
Quartet Of Captains
- Seniors Tyler Albrecht and David Manning and juniors Jack Carrigan and Brian Sherlock were named captains by Head Coach Charley Toomey at the end of fall practice.
- Last season, Sherlock was the first sophomore to be named a captain during Toomey’s head coaching tenure at Loyola, and this year, he and Carrigan are the second and third juniors to draw the nod (also Scott Ratliff in 2012).
More To The MLL
- Three Loyola seniors were selected in January’s Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft, bringing the number of Greyhounds selected over the last four seasons to 13. With an even 20, Loyola is one of 12 schools to have 20 or more MLL Draft picks in the League’s history.
- Tyler Albrecht was the first Loyola player selected, going 15th overall to the expansion Atlanta Blaze in the second round. David Manning was tabbed 43rd overall by the New York Lizards in the fifth round, and Zach Herreweyers went 47th to the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the sixth.
Get To Ten
- Since Charley Toomey became head coach at Loyola in 2006, the Greyhounds have scored 10 or more goals on 83 occasions. With the win over Bucknell, Loyola has won 79.5 percent of those games (66-17).
- Loyola is tied for the second-best winning percentage in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse since the start of the 2012 season. The Greyhounds are 57-18 during that stretch (18-1 in 2012, 11-5 in 2013, 15-2 in 2014, 7-8 in 2015 and 6-3 this season) for a .750 mark.
- Denver has won 63 games during that time and has a .778 winning percentage, while Duke has posted 66 wins and has a .750 winning percentage to match Loyola
- Loyola remains on the road for its next game. The Greyhounds will play at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 9, against Lehigh University in a 2 p.m. game.