Today's men's games

May 14, 2000

NCAA Div. I tournament

No. 10 Notre Dame (9-3) vs. No. 5 Loyola (11-2)

Site: UMBC Stadium

Time: Noon

Radio: WKDB (1570 AM)

Skinny: After dropping the regular-season finale to Johns Hopkins, and losing a first-round bye in the process, Loyola is presumably eager to get after the Irish, whom they pounded, 12-2, two months ago. The Greyhounds need to shore up a defense that started the year strong, but allowed 32 goals in losses to Syracuse and the Blue Jays. Goalkeeper Jason Born needs to rebound from a rough outing. The offense, which produced a school-record 194 regular-season goals, is led by Tim Goettelmann and Gavin Prout, who have 83 goals between them. If Loyola shuts down Tom Glatzel (33 goals, 14 assists) and David Ulrich (16, 28), they should move on easily.

No. 11 Hofstra (11-4) vs. No. 6 Maryland (10-4)

Site: UMBC Stadium

Time: Approx. 3 p.m.

Radio: WMUC (88.1 FM)

Skinny: The Flying Dutchmen have won 10 of their past 11. Hofstra is averaging 16.8 goals in its last six games and is led by Tim Kessler (44 goals, 13 assists) and Joe Jostolansky (33, 22). Defensive midfielder Brian Spallina might be the best ground ball man in the game. The Terps, with Jason Carrier, Casey Connor, goalie Pat McGinnis and defensive middie Jeff Shirk leading the unit, are one of the few teams that have kept Virginia reasonably in check this year. And the offense, with late-season lifts from Andrew Combs, Brian Zeller and Chris Malone, has scored 27 goals in the last two games.

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