Top-ranked Loyola expended a considerable amount of energy in Wednesday night’s 14-9 victory over host Towson. But the Greyhounds insisted that they will have plenty of gas in the tank for Saturday’s showdown with No. 3 Maryland at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore.
“I don’t think so,” senior attackman Mike Sawyer said when asked if there’s any concern over not being able to match the Terps’ emotions. “We’ve got two days, and I think we can regroup and work on the things we need to and come out with some energy. There will be no lack of energy. I think everyone’s minds are right.”
Loyola last lost on a Saturday after a midweek game in 2011 when the team followed a Wednesday setback to Denver with a Saturday loss to Air Force. Coach Charley Toomey has a knack for grabbing his players’ attention, and junior defenseman Joe Fletcher said the swell of excitement sweeping through the campus has infected the players.
“The team’s very excited,” he said. “I think we had a good fall and especially the first two weeks of the spring semester to get us in shape for this.”