Towson welcomes Mt. St. Mary’s to Unitas Stadium Saturday

February 28, 2014 | WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. - The Tigers look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season when they host Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Unitas Stadium.

Opening Face-Off: The Tigers are in the midst of a stretch in which five of six games are played at home. Unitas Stadium has been kind to the Tigers; both of Towson’s wins have come at home. Mount St. Mary’s is 0-4 after a tough early schedule featuring two top 10 teams.

Updating the Tigers: Towson got back on track with an 8-7 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22. The Tigers got two goals apiece from Thomas DeNapoli and Greg Cuccinello. DeNapoli had a six-point day after posting a career-best four assists.

Scouting the Mount: Mount St. Mary’s has been outscored 55-18 so far this season but have played #6 Maryland, Georgetown, Delaware and #4 Virginia. The Mount have surrendered no fewer than 10 goals in those outings. Six different players each have two goals on the year for MSM. Goalkeeper Chris Klaiber has started all four games and has a goals-against average (GAA) of 14.26 and a save percentage of .522. Nick Haley takes the face-offs, going 35-83 (.422) and has 13 ground balls.

The Series: The Tigers lead the all-time series with the Mount, 8-1. Mount St. Mary’s’ only win came in 1975 when Towson forfeited six games due to an ineligible player. Towson is 3-1 at home and 4-0 on the road. The teams played one game at an unknown site; the Tigers won that contest. Towson is on a seven-game win streak coming into Saturday’s game.

Last Time Out vs. MSM – March 2, 2013 (Towson 13, MSM 5): Behind hat tricks from Thomas DeNapoli andAndrew Hodgson, Towson men’s lacrosse recorded a 13-5 win over Mount St. Mary’s at Waldron Family Stadium. The Tigers scored six straight goals in the third and fourth quarters and kept the Mount off the board in the fourth to secure the win. DeNapoli posted a four-point night, adding an assist to his three goals. Towson’sAndrew Wascavage made 12 saves on the evening, many of them point-blank.

Next Up: Towson travels to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to face Marist on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m.

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