Reason for pessimism: Hit the rewind button as faceoffs are once again an area of concern for Loyola. With J.P. Dalton (206 of 394 for 52.3 percent and 57 groundballs) gone, the competition has boiled down to sophomore Blake Burkhart and junior Brendan Donovan, a former specialist at Robert Morris. Toomey and volunteer assistant coach Steve Vaikness, who has overseen faceoffs since 2007, are open to a rotation, which could include senior midfielder Davis Butts and senior long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff. "I think that's something that remains to be seen, but I would probably say that Blake Burkhart is probably going to get the majority of them, and Brendan Donovan would be coming off the bench when he needs a spell," Toomey said. "And when we couldn't win meaningful draws last year, we're not opposed to putting Ratliff or Butts up there."