Schindler, Loyola start fast, run away from UMBC, 19-8 No. 8 Greyhounds win 9th in row over Retrievers

March 17, 1996|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Don't overlook UMBC.

That's what Loyola coach Dave Cottle stressed to his team, which plays No. 6 Brown in six days. That's why the Greyhounds seemed to be in such a hurry to remove any chance of looking past the Retrievers.

Scoring five goals in the first four minutes, No. 8 Loyola bombarded UMBC to cruise to a 19-8 win at Curley Field yesterday. The Greyhounds (3-1) have won nine straight over the Retrievers (1-3).

Gewas Schindler led Loyola (3-1) with four goals and two assists, and David Mahoskey and Brian Duffy added three goals apiece.

"We wanted to win the first five minutes of the game so we could control the tempo," Cottle said. "We thought we were more athletic and wanted to make it a full-field game."

The Greyhounds exploited UMBC's tight man-to-man defense by using their superior speed to dodge and create open shots at the goal. Six of Loyola's first eight goals came off a Greyhound beating his defender one-on-one.

Schindler began the barrage 54 seconds into the game, scoring off a drive to his right. Loyola scored four goals in 1 1/2 minutes for a 5-0 lead with 11: 19 left in the first quarter.

Loyola outshot UMBC 22-6 in the first quarter and put 14 of its shots on goal. The Greyhounds also dominated possession, holding an 18-5 ground-ball advantage.

"We got behind against Hofstra [on Wednesday], and that's something we did not want to do today," said Schindler, who doubled his season goal total yesterday. "We knew we had better athletes, and we went out there and proved it."

Answering every UMBC goal, the Greyhounds built their biggest lead at 14-5 midway through the third quarter when Mahoskey drilled in an extra-man goal on the crease. The Retrievers scored their first back-to-back goals with 33 seconds remaining in the third quarter to come within 14-7 as Chris Turner and Matt Shearer scored in unsettled situations.

Only two of UMBC's eight goals were against Loyola's set defense. The game was dominated by the Greyhounds offense, which turned the ball over once in 35 clearing situations and took 60 shots.

"Our offense is coming together now because everyone is learning each other's game," said Mahoskey, a junior transfer from national JuCo champion Herkimer (N.Y.). "We knew if we came out and played bad that our team hustle could go out and win the game. We wanted to get this game over with. Right now, it's total Brown talk [in the locker room]."

For the Retrievers, it was a familiar story. In its three losses, UMBC has been outscored 17-4 in the first quarter, including 8-2 against Loyola.

"We have addressed it in that we have even changed our warm-up routine," said UMBC coach Don Zimmerman, whose Retreivers have lost nine of their past 10 games. "We have to find a way to come out and play at the opening whistle. We have to understand that the good teams do that and not get behind five goals."

Pub Date: 3/17/96

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