Towson tries to bounce back Saturday against Georgetown

February 21, 2014 | WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – Towson Lacrosse (1-2) will look to rebound from a tough loss to Loyola when the Tigers host Georgetown (2-0) on Saturday, Feb. 22 at noon at Unitas Stadium. The game is the first of a double-header with the Towson and Georgetown women’s teams.

The Series: This series is one of Towson’s shortest and most sporadic. After the initial contest in 1963, the teams played twice in the 1970s – both Tiger wins – before going on hiatus until the first round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament, a 15-8 win for then-No. 15 Georgetown.

Updating the Tigers: Towson is coming off one of its worst losses in recent history, a 20-4 defeat at the hands of No. 9 Loyola. Junior co-captain Greg Cuccinello continued his hot hand on offense with his fifth goal in two games on Wednesday at Loyola. Freshman Joe Seider (5g, 2a) took over the points lead for Towson after he contributed a goal against the ‘Hounds.

Scouting the Hoyas: Georgetown arrives at Unitas Stadium off of a 9-8 overtime win at Navy. Two Hoyas earned Big East recognition after the win over Navy last week. Goalkeeper Jake Haley (5.91 GAA) was named Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman Peter Conley was named to the league’s weekly honor roll. Georgetown’s 2-0 start is the program’s best since the 2007 season. The Hoyas are averaging 9.50 goals per game but are just 2-7 on EMO chances. Georgetown is 23-38 (.605) at the face-off X and is winning the ground ball fight, 79-67.

Last Time Out vs. Georgetown (May 16, 2004; No. 5 Georgetown 15, No. 11 Towson 8): Led by five goals and an assist from Neal Goldman, fifth-seeded Georgetown ended the Tigers’ season with a 15-8 loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Harbin Field. The Tigers, who were making their third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years, allowed a season-high 15 goals in the game. Drew Pfarr and Brian Myers each scored two goals to lead the Tigers while Reed Sothoron posted 14 saves. Steve Mull also had two assists.

Next Up: Towson hosts Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m.