The Towson men’s lacrosse team controls its own destiny with just one game remaining in the regular season. The Tigers will travel to Saint Joseph’s Saturday needing a win to qualify for the CAA Tournament. The contest between the Tigers and Hawks will be the regular season finale for both squads. Opening face-off is set for 12:30 p.m. and fans can listen to the game live on WNST-AM 1570 with Spiro Morekas and Hunter Lochte on the call.
Updating the Tigers
After winning five straight games, Towson has now dropped three straight contests to fall to 7-6 overall and 2-3 in CAA play. The Tigers are currently tied with Hofstra for the fourth and final spot in the CAA playoffs. The Tigers own the tiebreaker over the Pride due to their 10-9 come-from-behind victory in Hempstead on March 31. During Towson’s five-game winning streak, the Tigers averaged 12.4 goals per game. During its three recent losses, Towson has only managed to score 11 total goals. Senior Matt Lamon has scored four goals for the Tigers in the last two games and his 16 total goals this season is second on the squad. Senior Sean Maguire scored his team-leading 19th goal against Drexel last Saturday. Junior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage, who has 70 saves in his last four games, stopped a career-best 21 shots against the Dragons to continue his stellar play.
Scouting the Hawks
Saint Joseph’s enters Saturday’s game with a 5-9 overall record and a 0-5 mark in CAA games. However, the Hawks have won back-to-back contests and are looking to finish their 2012 season strong. Saint Joseph’s won at Mercer, 14-9, last Saturday and they were victorious on the road Tuesday at Marist, winning 10-9 in overtime. Ryan McGee leads the team with 48 points on 35 goals and 13 assists. Kyle Williams leads the team with 14 assists and he’s second on the squad with 27 points. In the cage for the Hawks is Griffin Ferrigan. He’s allowed 9.80 goals per game and has saved 55.6 percent of shots faced.
Towson-Saint Joseph’s Series History
The Tigers and Hawks met for the first time last year with Towson winning 15-2 at home. The Tigers scored a season-high 15 goals and dominated the Hawks for the entire contest, finishing the game with a 46-27 advantage in shots.