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Loyola-Towson tidbits

Here are few leftovers from No. 16 Loyola's 13-8 victory over No. 13 Towson yesterday:

1. The Greyhounds' Cooper MacDonnell hadn't practiced until Wednesday after suffering a separated right shoulder in Loyola's 7-6 loss to No. 8 Notre Dame, but that didn't stop the sophomore attackman from scoring a game-high four goals against the Tigers. "I rehabbed it all week," he said. "Worked hard and it didn’t bother me as much." Was MacDonnell prepared to sit out Saturday's game to rest his shoulder? "I did consider taking time off because it is a serious injury, but a cross-town rival, it doesn’t get much bigger than this," he said. "I wanted to be there for the game."

2. One of the few bright spots for Towson was the play of junior midfielder Bill McCutcheon, a transfer from Johns Hopkins who recorded his first career hat trick. At 6 feet 4 and 235 pounds, McCutcheon used his strength and surprisingly shifty moves to maneuver into scoring position. And when the Loyola defense paid too much attention to him, McCutcheon found his teammates, chipping in two assists. "It felt great," he said of his performance. "I’m happy to be out there. I’ve got a role to play on this team, and this is what it is right now. I’m going to continue to do my best and work as hard as I can."

3. Tigers coach Tony Seaman isn’t sure which goalie to start against No. 20 Denver on Sunday. Senior Billy Sadtler made three saves in his first career start, but gave up eight goals. Senior Matt Antol turned away five shots while surrendering five goals. "We need to look that over and talk about it and see what’s up there," Seaman said. "I’m not sure yet. I’ve got too many other things running through my mind, to tell you the truth. But I don’t think either goalie lost the game for us."

Posted by Edward Lee at 3:26 PM | | Comments (1)


I have watched the Loyola saga for many years, now. The Hounds seem to have physical ability and appear well coached and discipline. ?? How do they get over the hump, i.e. consistent form and staying power in tight games.

Towson is a tough nut every year for any team they face.

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