After picking up a big road win at Stony Brook on Saturday, the Towson men’s lacrosse team returns home to take on Mercer on Wednesday. The Tigers will be seeking the 400th win in program history. Fans can catch the game live on WNST-AM 1570 with Spiro Morekas and Hunter Lochte calling the action.
Updating the Tigers
Towson sits with a .500 record for the third time this season and will look to get over the hump against the Bears on Wednesday. The Tigers are coming off a critical road win this past Saturday in which they led 10-6 in the fourth quarter and held on a for a 10-9 victory against Stony Brook. Senior Carl Iacona posted his second straight multi-goal game against the Seawolves Saturday and now had five goals on the year. Senior attackman Sean Maguire, who is riding a nine-game point streak, still leads the team with 13 points on 10 goals and three assists. Junior’s Ian Mills and Andrew Wascavage have stepped up their play recently. Mills won 17 of 23 face-off’s Saturday and scooped a career-high 12 groundballs in the Tiger win. Wascavage tied a career-high with 11 saves in 45 minutes against Stony Brook and the goalkeeper leads Towson with 47 saves on the year.
Scouting the Bears
Mercer, now in its second season of men’s lacrosse, dropped its first eight games of the season, but picked up the program’s first Division I victory with a 14-11 win over Wagner on March 16. The Tigers and Bears share one common opponent thus far with Towson topping Jacksonville, 12-10, while Mercer fell, 16-5, to the Dolphins. Zack Ward leads the Bears in scoring with 22 points on 14 goals and eight assists. Cole Branch ranks second on the squad with 13 points on seven goals and six assists. Three different goalkeepers have seen action for Mercer with Justin Bateman posting a team-high 54 saves and an 11.93 goals-against-average.
Towson-Mercer Series History
Wednesday will be the first all-time meeting between Towson and Mercer. The Bears are competing in men’s lacrosse for just their second season in 2012.
Going For 400
The Towson men’s lacrosse program will be going for its 400th victory on Wednesday. The Tigers’ victory over Stony Brook on Saturday put Towson at 399-300 all-time.