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Towson continues pursuit of first win Sunday against Mercer

Posted on 23 February 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
Towson finishes its three-game homestand still looking for its first win of the season. The Tigers dropped a pair of games last week to No. 4 Johns Hopkins and No. 2 Loyola. Mercer is coming off a 15-3 loss to No. 14 Duke in Durham, N.C. Today’s game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and the game can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network on www.towsontigers.com withSpiro Morekas and Hunter Lochte calling the action.

Updating the Tigers
Towson has started 0-3 for the second time in four years after dropping a 14-9 decision to No. 2 Loyola on Wednesday. Junior Thomas DeNapoli set a career high with four goals while junior Andrew Hodgson and sophomore Greg Cuccinello each chipped in a pair of tallies. Senior Andrew Wascavage made nine saves.

Scouting the Bears
Mercer is 1-1 after defeating Rollins 13-3 in its season opener and losing at No. 14 Duke, 15-3. Cole Branchis the Bears’ leading scorer (3-4-7). Zach Ward is their most prolific shooter, scoring three goals on 17 shots for the season. Mike Nugent has started both games in goal and has an 8.88 goals-against-average and a save percentage of .595.

Towson-Mercer Series History
Towson played Mercer in 2012 – the Bears’ first season playing Division I lacrosse. Towson won 17-8 at Mercer on March 31, 2012.

Towson vs. Mercer Facts and Figures

All-Time Series Record Towson leads, 1-0
at Towson Towson leads, 1-0
at Mercer 0-0
at Neutral Sites 0-0
at Unknown Sites 0-0
First Meeting 2012 – Towson 17, Mercer 8
Last Meeting 2012 – Towson 17, Mercer 8
Streak Towson +1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Towson’s Wascavage, DeNapoli named to Tewaaraton Award Watch List

Posted on 22 February 2013 by WNST Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage and junior attackman Thomas DeNapoli of the Towson University men’s lacrosse team were named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List on Fiday. The Tewaaraton Trophy is presented annually to the top men’s and women’s lacrosse players in the nation.

“It’s exciting to see Thomas and Andrew be on the watch list for the Tewarraton Award,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. Both young men have had great production through their years at Towson, and we are looking for them to have an exceptional season this year.

“Thomas continues to improve his game each day and is finding out what it is like to draw the opposition’s best defenseman every game. Andrew has the ability to take over a game from the cage.”

Wascavage moved into a starting role last season and finished 2012 with a goals-against average (GAA) of 9.57, a save percentage of .564, 29 ground balls and six caused turnovers. So far this season, he has started all three games and has a GAA of 11.67 and a .493 save percentage. DeNapoli had his most productive year of his career last season, scoring 15 goals and posting 13 assists for a team-leading 28 points. Against No. 2 Loyola on February 20, 2013, he notched a career-best four goals.

The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation. Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot along side these elite players. Both lists will be narrowed to 25 men’s and women’s nominees in late April.

In mid-May, five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

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Towson looks for first win Wednesday night against defending champs Loyola

Posted on 20 February 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
Towson hosts its second-straight nationally ranked opponent in No. 2 Loyola Wednesday evening. The Tigers are 0-2 after a 12-6 loss to Johns Hopkins at home on Saturday. The defending national champion Greyhounds narrowly defeated Delaware, 9-8, in Newark. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and the game can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network on www.towsontigers.com with Spiro Morekas and Hunter Lochte calling the action.

Updating the Tigers
Towson is now 0-2 on the year after falling, 12-6, to No. 4 Johns Hopkins Saturday evening at Unitas Stadium. Sophomores Cory Dobyns and Greg Cuccinello each scored two goals for the Tigers. Senior Andrew Wascavage made a game-high 13 saves. It was JHU’s 18th-straight win over Towson.

Scouting the Greyhounds
The defending national champion No. 2 Loyola Greyhounds are 1-0 after picking up a last-second 9-8 win at Delaware on Saturday. Chris Layne scored the game winner with 4.4 seconds left. Justin Ward had three goals and two assists for a game-high five points.Jack Runkel made 11 saves in net for Loyola.

Towson-Loyola Series History
This long-time local rivalry is tied 27-27, though Loyola has won the last five match ups. That is the Greyhounds’ longest win streak in the rivalry. Towson won 11 straight games from 1969 to 1979. Twenty-two of the games have been decided by three goals or less, including six of the last eight meetings.

Towson vs. Loyola Facts and Figures

All-Time Series Record Tied 27-27
at Towson Tied 9-9
at Loyola Loyola leads 11-10
at Neutral Sites Towson leads 1-0
at Unknown Sites Tied 7-7
First Meeting 1959 – Loyola 8, Towson 6
Last Meeting 2/25/12 – Loyola 13, Towson 6
Streak Loyola +5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Towson opens lacrosse season Friday at High Point

Posted on 08 February 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
Towson men’s lacrosse opens the 2013 season at High Point. Last season the Tigers lost in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament, 10-3, to No. 1 UMass after finishing the regular season 7-7, 2-4 CAA.  Opening faceoff is set for 3 p.m. and all the action can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network on www.towsontigers.com with Spiro Morekas and Hunter Lochte calling the action.

Updating the Tigers
Towson Lacrosse finished 2012 with a 7-8 overall record, 2-4 in the CAA. The Tigers lost to No. 1 UMass, 10-3, in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament. Towson improved its record from 3-10 overall and 1-5 in league games in 2011. The Tigers return junior Thomas DeNapoli, who started all 15 games and scored 15 goals and posted 13 assists for 28 points. Senior Matt Hughes is also back for the Tigers. He played in all 15 games, scoring 14 goals and tallying 10 assists for 24 points. Senior Andrew Wascavage is returns in goal for Towson. He started 13 games last year, posting a 9.57 goals-against-average and making 159 saves.

Scouting the Panthers

High Point men’s lacrosse came up short in its program opener against Delaware on Feb. 2 at home. The Panthers outscored Delaware in the fourth quarter, but fell to the Blue Hens, 12-10. Freshman Dan Lomas led High Point with five goals, and sophomore Matt Thistle had a team-high three assists. Redshirt sophomore goalie Austin Geisler made 14 saves in the loss.

Towson-High Point Series History
This is the first-ever meeting between the teams.

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