Reason for pessimism: The Greyhounds offense struggled at times last season, but got numerous chances courtesy of the play of faceoff specialist John Schiavone. Schiavone won 57.1 percent of his draws (133-of-233) and collected a team-high 70 groundballs in 2011. For his career, Schiavone won 58.8 percent of his faceoffs (459-of-781) and scooped up 239 groundballs. With Schiavone having graduated, sophomore Brendan Donovan, who went 14-of-39 (35.9 percent) at Robert Morris last spring, and senior J.P. Dalton, who won 17-of-32 (53.1 percent) in a backup role to Schiavone, are fighting for the right to succeed Schiavone, which is not an easy task. "It's a tough one," Toomey acknowledged. "We've got guys that are working really hard. I think the one thing that we felt like we had with John was that we knew he could win a faceoff clean, that he was going to win it out to himself. Now what we're very comfortable with is our wing play. We really feel like we've got some athletic wings with good sticks."