Desperately needing a win to stay in the hunt in the ECAC, the Stags headed into Baltimore, Md. with a hope of ending their losing streak.

Loyola, though, had other plans.

The Greyhounds came out of the gate with five first quarter goals (three on extra man offense) and didn’t look back, routing Fairfield, 19-2.

The loss essentially ends any hope for the team to reach the postseason. Such a loss is especially disappointing given the importance of this game after tough losses to UNC and Georgetown in the past few weeks.

The Loyola offense was unstoppable from the outset of the game. Two players for Loyola finished the game with six points.

Shane Koppens had five assists and added a goal, and teammate Greg Leonard had four goals and two assists to pace the Greyhounds.

Senior goalie and team leader Mike Kruger was pulled in favor of backup Piet Dudley, and senior attackman Mike Bocklet had one goal in the loss.

The Stags now fall to 1-4 in ECAC play, and are realistically eliminated from any chance at an NCAA postseason berth.

The Stags now desperately need a win to salvage the season but face a talented opponent in UMass. The two teams are set to battle in a rare weekday game on Tuesday at 4p.m. at Alumni Field.

The Stags have two home games remaining in the season, both of which are ECAC games.

Currently, the Minutemen are on a three-game winning streak. They boast an overtime victory over Penn State and an impressive 17-12 win over Hobart, both teams that beat the Stags earlier this year.

Fairfield finishes the season at home against St. John’s University.

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