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Towson plays host to Navy Tuesday night at Unitas Stadium

Posted on 10 March 2014 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. - The Tiger men’s lacrosse team returns to Unitas Stadium to host Navy on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.

Updating the Tigers: Towson took a 5-1 lead at the end of the first quarter en route to defeating Marist, 12-9, Friday evening in New York. Freshman Joe Seider and sophomore Chris Vetter both recorded hat tricks. Senior Thomas DeNapoli had a five-point day. The Red Foxes held the Tigers scoreless in the fourth quarter, but Towson withstood Marist’s late rally.

Scouting the Midshipmen: Navy is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play after a win over Lafayette on Friday, March 7. The Midshipmen defeated VMI and Holy Cross, and Lafayette but have lost to Georgetown (8-7 in ot) and at Bucknell (9-6). The Mids used a suffocating defense and a well-balanced offense to pitch an 11-3 victory over the Leopards at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Sam Jones had a hat trick while Gabe Voumard and Austin Heneveld each added two goals. John Connors made 13 saves in the win.

Towson-Navy Series History: The Midshipmen lead the overall series 7-5 in a rivalry that dates back to March 22, 1975 and a 13-9 Navy victory in Annapolis. The longest winning streak of the series went from April 18, 1992 to April 16, 1994, when the Midshipmen won three straight. Navy had won games in 2011 and 2012 before Towson earned a one-goal decision, 8-7, in 2013.

Last Time Out vs. Navy – March 13, 2013 (Towson 8, Navy 7): Behind a five-goal second quarter, Towson men’s lacrosse powered through to defeat Navy, 8-7, at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Towson got off to a slow start, allowing Navy to take a 3-0 lead. Andrew Wascavage made six stand-up saves the second frame for Towson. Cory Dobyns kicked off a scoring run where Towson posted five of seven goals to finish the half tied at five. Navy scored two quick, tough goals to start the second half and go up 7-5 with 7:17 remaining in the third quarter. Andrew Hodgson posted his first man-up goal since his freshman year at 4:10 off an assist from Dobyns (7-6). The Tigers evened the game at 7-7 on Devin Grimaldi’s second career goal assisted by Neil Hutchinson and took their first lead of the game on an unassisted tally, and eventual game winner, from Greg Cuccinello at 10:28 in the fourth quarter.

Next Up: The Tigers remain at The U to host UMBC on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

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Seider, Vetter score three goals each as Towson tops Marist

Posted on 07 March 2014 by WNST Staff

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – Freshman Joe Seider and sophomore Chris Vetter each scored hat tricks as Towson (4-2) claimed a 12-9 win over Marist (2-3) at Tenney Stadium Friday night.

Marist opened the scoring just 15 seconds into the game, but the Tigers responded by stringing together a five-goal run in the first quarter and a stretch of scoring seven of eight goals over the second and third quarters. It was Seider’s second career hat trick and Vetter’s first. The 12 goals were Towson’s highest single-game total this season.

The Red Foxes scored the game’s opening goal after a miscue on the face-off. But Towson’s Seider, Vetter (two goals), senior Devin Grimaldi and senior Thomas DeNapoli all scored in the opening scoring five-goal rally to give the Tigers a 5-1 lead at the end of the quarter.

Marist stayed in it at the start of the second, decreasing the Tigers’ lead to 5-3 after back-to-back goals from Mike Begley and Drew Nesmith. However, freshman Ryan Drenner answered Nesmith exactly a minute later to keep Towson up by three at 12:46. His tally kicked off the Tigers second scoring run of the game that gave them an 11-4 lead at 4:08 in the third quarter.

Marist ended a nearly 15-minute scoring drought with a goal from Begley at 13:16 in the third – the Red Foxes’ lone goal during that Tiger scoring rally.

However, Marist held Towson scoreless in the fourth quarter and chipped away at the Tigers’ lead. The Red Foxes outscored the Tigers 5-0 in the final quarter, but Towson held on for the win.

Towson faces a quick turnaround as the Tigers host Navy on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in Unitas Stadium.

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Towson picks up easy win over St. Joe’s

Posted on 27 April 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – Junior John Fennessy, sophomore Max Siskind, and freshman Chris Vetter each scored their first career goal as Towson Lacrosse (8-7, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)) claimed a 13-6 victory over Saint Joseph’s (5-11, 1-5 CAA) Saturday evening at Johnny Unitas® Stadium.

Sophomore Greg Cuccinello posted his first career hat trick with a career-high four goals, while juniors Thomas DeNapoli each scored a pair of goals for the Tigers. DeNapoli also dished out a career-high tying three assists in the win. Senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage recorded 12 saves, including 10 in the second half.

Fennessy opened the scoring at 13:14 with a 65-yard shot that bounced into an empty net after SJU’s Austin Keen left the crease. Almost three minutes later, Cuccinello scored his first goal of the game off an assist from Hodgson. Siskind scored just under a minute later, beating the Hawks’ keeper from just outside the crease. Cuccinello took advantage of a man-up opportunity off a feed from DeNapoli at 5:35 – exactly four minutes after Siskind’s tally. Hodgson gave Towson a 5-0 lead when he shot while falling to the ground and found the back of the net.

Joe McErlean finally got the Hawks on the board 12 seconds into the second quarter. Senior Matt Hughesscored for Towson at 12:59 to push the lead back to five goals before Johnny Simanski posted a goal for St. Joe’s at 3:35. Hodgson gave the Tigers a 7-2 lead with 2:24 remaining in the first half.

The third quarter was quiet offensively. DeNapoli tallied his first goal of the game off a feed from Hodgson at 6:44. The third different Hawk to score for SJU was Williams when he beat Wascavage high left at 4:58. But Cuccinello’s third goal of the game – his first career hat trick – and Vetter’s tally at 1:30 extended the Tigers’ advantage to 10-3.

The Hawks scored back-to-back goals at the start of the fourth frame when Williams added his second and Will Abbott picked up a ground ball off a SJU face-off win, took it down and scored. However, sophomore Cory Dobyns tallied his first goal back after missing two games with an injury when he buried a pass from DeNapoli at 13:00.

Saint Joseph’s continued to hang around. Williams posted a hat trick with a goal at 10:42 to inch the Hawks to within five, 11-6.

Towson next faces Drexel in the CAA Tournament semifinals at Penn State on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m.

NOTES: Fennessy, Siskind, and Vetter each scored their first career goals … Hughes scored a goal on Senior Night … Cuccinnello posted his first hat trick …

College Men’s Lacrosse: Saint Joseph 0, Towson 0
Saint Joseph’s (5-10, 1-4 CAA)               0-2-1-0/0
Towson (7-7, 3-2 CAA)                           5-2-3-0/0

GOALS: SJU – Simanski, McErlean; TOW – Hodgson 2, Cuccinello 2, Siskind, Hughes, Fennesy. ASSISTS:SJU – Dougherty; TOW – DeNapoli 2, Hodgson, McCarty. SAVES: SJU – Keen (X, 60:00, X GA); TOW – Wascavage (X, 60:00, X GA). SHOTS: SJU – 15; TOW – 29. GROUND BALLS: SJU – 7; TOW – 11. FACE-OFFS: SJU – 5-11; TOW – 6-11. CLEARS: SJU – 6-9; TOW – 4-4. EMO: SJU – 0-2; TOW 1-1. ATT: 1739.

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