Towson Lax Home Opener Saturday Against Mount St. Mary’s on WNST

March 03, 2012 | WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
Looking to snap their two-game losing streak, the Tigers return to Johnny Unitas® Stadium on Saturday afternoon to host Mount St. Mary’s in the 2012 home opener. The game, which is sponsored by Mariner Finance, will be broadcast on WNST-AM 1570 with Spiro Morekas and Hunter Lochte calling the action.

Note: If the Tiger men’s basketball team advances to the CAA Tournament quarter-finals on Saturday, the Tiger men’s lacrosse game will be broadcast on in its entirety.   

Updating the Tigers
Now 1-2 on the season, the Tigers have dropped back-to-back games after a season-opening 12-10 victory over Jacksonville on Feb. 11. The Tigers lost by a 12-6 margin to No. 2 Johns Hopkins on Feb. 17 before suffering a 13-6 defeat at No. 13 Loyola last Saturday afternoon. Freshman midfielder Justin Mabus recorded his second three-point game of the season by scoring a goal with two assists. Meanwhile, senior attackman Sean Maguire tallied two goals in a losing effort. Maguire is the Tigers’ leading scorer with six goals and two assists while Mabus has a team-high five assists. 

Scouting the Mountaineers
Off to a 1-1 start this season, the Mountaineers will be playing their third game in eight days when they visit Towson on Saturday afternoon. After opening the season with a 12-10 upset victory over two-time defending Colonial Athletic Association champion Delaware last Saturday afternoon, the Mountaineers dropped a 17-5 decision against No. 1 Virginia on Tuesday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium. Junior midfielder Daniel Stranix is the team’s leading scorer with five goals and one assist. 

Last Year’s Towson-Mount St. Mary’s Meeting
Led by three goals from attackman Matt Hughes, the Tigers erupted for four early goals en route to a dominating 11-3 victory over Mount St. Mary’s at Waldron Family Stadium. The Tigers, who owned a 6-2 lead at half-time, held the Mountaineers scoreless for the first 26:21 of the game. While Hughes led the Tigers with three goals and an assist, midfielder Andrew Hodgson contributed two goals with an assist as the Tigers outshot Mount St. Mary’s by a 46-31 margin. Andrew Scalley led the Mountaineers with two goals while goalkeeper T.C. DiBartolo had 14 saves, including seven in the fourth quarter.

Towson-Mount St. Mary’s Series History
The Tigers and the Mountaineers will be meeting for the eighth time in an all-time series that Towson leads by a 6-1 margin. The Tigers have won the last five meetings in the series, including last year’s 11-3 victory at Waldron Family Stadium. The Mountaineers’ lone victory in the series came on Mar. 26, 1975 in a 1-0 forfeit victory at Towson. During the seven-game series, the Tigers have averaged 14.1 goals per game while holding the Mountaineers to eight goals or less in six of the seven games.