lost a season opener was 1993, when Duke prevailed, 9-5. A new-look defense and a retooled offense make their debut against a Hawks squad that is the preseason favorite to win the America East Conference.
The Greyhounds have opened the season with wins in each of their past two attempts after dropping five straight season openers. Loyola's goaltending will take center stage in an early test against a Blue Hens team that is the preseason favorite to capture the Colonial Athletic Association.
Twelve of the Midshipmen's 14 goals in a 14-7 win against VMI on Saturday came from their starting attack. A little more diversity would be an asset against a Dolphins team that ledTowson 8-6 in the third quarter before falling, 12-10.