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Towson welcomes High Point for lacrosse opener Saturday

Posted on 07 February 2014 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. - Towson Lacrosse hosts High Point (0-1) in the Tigers’ season opener on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. in Unitas Stadium.

The teams have played just one other time – Feb. 8, 2013 when the Panthers defeated the Tigers, 9-7, for HPU’s first collegiate lacrosse win. Junior Cory Dobyns scored four EMO goals for Towson in the loss.

Towson comes into Saturday’s contest as the defending Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champions after they defeated No. 9 Penn State in the CAA finals, 11-10. Senior Thomas DeNapoli, an honorable mention USILA All-America selection, returns to lead the Tigers on attack. He had 41 goals and 19 assists for 60 points in 2013. Sophomore Tyler White is projected to take over in goal for the graduated USILA All-American Andrew Wascavage.

High Point comes into the game off a 10-3 loss at Delaware on Feb. 1. Michael LeClairDan Lomas and Brad James each scored a goal for the Panthers. Austin Geisler made 13 saves in the effort, earning Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week honors.

TOWSON TIGERS
Record 0-0
Ranking RV (USILA), RV (Warrior-Inside Lacrosse)
Last Game May 12 – at No. 3 Ohio State (L, 16-6)
Head Coach Shawn Nadelen (Johns Hopkins, 2001)
HIGH POINT PANTHERS
Record 0-1
Ranking N/A
Last Game Feb. 1 – at Delaware (L, 10-3)
Head Coach Jon Torpey (Ohio State, ’00)

 

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Towson improves to 3-0 in CAA with win over UMass

Posted on 06 April 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. - Junior Devin Grimaldi posted his first career hat trick, and senior Andrew Wascavage added a season-high 20 saves as Towson (7-5, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)) defeated UMass (5-6, 0-3 CAA), 9-5, on Saturday afternoon at Unitas Stadium.

After a first quarter where neither team scored, Towson ran out to a 6-1 lead with three minutes left in the third quarter on goals from six different players. Grimaldi tallied two of his three goals early in the fourth quarter – insurance Towson needed later when UMass closed the game on a furious three-goal run.

Sophomore Greg Cuccinello tied his career high with two goals. Sophomores Rob Zoppo, Cory Dobyns and Ben McCarty and junior Thomas DeNapoli each posted a goal for the Tigers. Wascavage’s 20 saves are a season high and fell one short of his career high. UMass had five different players - Kyle Smith, Matt Whippen, Connor Mooney, Colin Fleming and Will Manny - score goals. Zach Oliveri made 10 saves in net for the Minutemen.

For just the third time all season, Towson got on the board first. Dobyns took a behind the head shot off a pass from Grimaldi at 12:40 in the second quarter. Smith took advantage of an extra-man opportunity at 6:02 in the second when the Tigers were called for a 30-second hold, but Towson then scored five unanswered goals to take its 6-1 lead.

Whippen stopped the Tigers’ run with an unassisted goal at 1:38. However, Grimaldi scored back-to-back and Cuccinello added his second when he ripped a shot past Oliveri, beating the goal high left. UMass began its comeback with 5:03 left in the game on a goal from Manny. Mooney and Fleming added their tallies at 4:21 and 3:30 in the fourth, respectively, but the effort fell short.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, April 13 when they travel to University Park to face No. 13 Penn State.

NOTES: Grimaldi’s hat trick was the first of his career … his four points on the day were a career high … Towson is 3-0 when scoring first this season … the last time the Tigers were 3-0 in the CAA was 2010 … Towson’s win snaps UMass’ three-game win streak in the series … this is the fourth straight game the Tigers have limited their opponent to less than nine goals and fifth time in the last six games … Juniors Thomas DeNapoli and Andrew Hodgson and senior Andrew Wascavage continued streaks – DeNapoli and Hodgson each have a point in 13 consecutive games, while Wascavage has made 10+ saves in 13 straight contests.

College Men’s Lacrosse: Towson 9, UMass 5
UMass (5-6, 0-3 CAA) 0-1-1-3/5
Towson (7-5, 3-0 CAA) 0-2-4-3/9

GOALS: UMASS – Smith, Whippen, Mooney, Fleming, Manny; TOW – Grimaldi 3, Cuccinello 2, Zoppo, DeNapoli, Dobyns, McCarty. ASSISTS: UMASS – Smith, Sokol; TOW – Zoppo 2, Grimaldi, Hodgson. SAVES: UMASS – Oliveri (10, 60:00, 9 GA); TOW – Wascavage (20, 60:00, 5 GA). SHOTS: UMASS – 40, TOW – 35. GROUND BALLS: UMASS – 25, TOW – 20. FACE-OFFS: UMASS – 13-18; TOW – 5-18. CLEARS: UMASS – 12-12; TOW – 22-25. EMO: UMASS – 2-3; TOW – 0-2. ATT: 1027.

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Towson can’t get going offensively in loss at Duke

Posted on 16 March 2013 by WNST Staff

DURHAM, N.C. - Four different players scored for Towson men’s lacrosse (3-5) as the Tigers fell, 12-4, to No. 17 Duke (5-4) Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.

Duke ran out to a 4-0 lead before sophomore Justin Mabus posted his first goal of the season off a feed from Thomas DeNapoli to break the ice for the Tigers and end a 27:05 scoring drought. Sophomore Cory Dobyns scored his 13th of the year to start the third quarter, but the Blue Devils closed out the game on a 7-2 run. Sophomore Ben McCarty and junior Andrew Hodgson each tallied a goal for the Tigers during that run.

Senior Andrew Wascavage had another stellar game in goal for the Tigers with 14 saves – his third-straight game with double-digit stops. Duke outshot Towson 43-36 and picked up 41 ground balls to the Tigers’ 26. The Blue Devils also claimed the advantage in face-offs, winning 13-of-19.

Duke’s David Lawson (11:43, 1Q), Bill Conners (0:15, 1Q), Case Matheis (8:16, 2Q), and Henry Lobb (7:36, 2Q) all scored to give the Blue Devils a 4-0 advantage in the first half before Mabus’s goal at 2:55 in the second. With his assist, DeNapoli stretched his point streak to nine games. Dobyns fought through traffic to pick up a loose ball directly in front of goal and buried it, but Duke’s Jake Tripucka, Matheis and Myles Jones each tallied a goal over the next 6:40. McCarty notched his third of the year with 2:31 remaining in the third.

Josh Offit’s goal for Duke at 1:27 in the third spurred a 5-0 run by the Blue Devils that continued through the fourth quarter. Hodgson’s extra man goal at 7:47 in the final frame was Towson’s first goal in the quarter.

The Tigers return to action on Tuesday, March 19 at crosstown rival UMBC at 7:30 p.m.

NOTES: Junior Thomas DeNapoli continued his point streak with his assist on Mabus’ goal … it now stands at nine games … Towson sophomore Rob Zoppo played against two of his US U19 Men’s National teammates in Duke’s Kyle Turri and Kyle Keenan … the trio won a gold medal in the world championships last summer in Finland … the regular season series between the teams resumed Saturday after a 41-year hiatus … the last time Towson faced Duke was in the NCAA Tournament at UMBC on May 12, 2001 … Towson claimed a 12-10 win that day.

College Men’s Lacrosse: No. 17 Duke 12, Towson 4
Towson (3-4)     0-1-2-1/4
Duke (4-4)         2-2-4-4/12

GOALS: TOW – Dobyns, Hodgson Mabus, McCarty; DUKE – Lawson 2, Matheis 3, Conners, Fowler, Jones, Lobb, Offit, Tripucka, Wolf. ASSISTS: TOW – DeNapoli, Dobyns; DUKE – Matheis 2, Wolf 2, Class, Loftus. SAVES:TOW – Wascavage (14, 60:00, 12 goals allowed); DUKE – Turri (16, 60:00, 4 goals allowed). SHOTS: TOW – 36; DUKE – 43. GROUND BALLS: TOW – 26; DUKE – 41. FACE-OFFS: TOW – 6-19 ; DUKE – 13-19. CLEARS: TOW – 18-20; DUKE – 15-16. EMO: TOW – 1-5; DUKE – 1-3

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Towson faces tough test Saturday at Duke

Posted on 15 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
The Tigers bounced back from a last-second overtime defeat to Marist with an 8-7 win at Navy on Tuesday. No. 17 Duke picked up a win against local rival No. 6 UNC, 11-8, on Wednesday evening. Today’s game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network on www.towsontigers.com with Spiro Morekas and former Tiger midfielder Hunter Lochte calling the action.

Updating the Tigers
Towson returned to winning ways with an 8-7 victory at Navy. It was the Tigers’ first-ever win at the Yard. Towson held the Mids scoreless over the last 22 minutes of the game and sophomore Greg Cuccinello posted his first career game winner at 10:28 in the fourth. Senior Andrew Wascavage was stellar in net, making 14 stops. He is the Tigers’ goalie of record with a .558 save percentage and a goals-against-average of 9.14. Junior Thomas DeNapoli leads Towson with 19 goals and 22 points. Sophomore Cory Dobyns is the other Tiger with double-figure goals (12-1-13).

Scouting the Blue Devils
Duke was ranked as high as sixth earlier this season but fell out of the polls last week after losses to unranked Penn and No. 1 Maryland. The Blue Devils won back-to-back games for the first time this season with the 11-8 win over No. 6 UNC in Chapel Hill on Wednesday. Jordan Wolf’s 20 goals and 11 assists lead Duke. Goalie Kyle Turri got his first start of the year against the Tar Heels, but Dan Wigrizer has more time in net with a goals-against-average of 12.22 and a save percentage of .425. 

Towson-Duke Series History
The Tigers and Blue Devils met frequently in the the 1960s and ‘70s before the rivalry came to an abrupt halt in 1972. Towson was 6-1 in those games, the only loss coming in 1969 by the score of 9-7. Most recently, Towson and Duke played each other in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament, with the Tigers coming away victorious, 12-10.

Towson-Duke By the Numbers

All-Time Series Record Towson leads, 7-1
at Towson 0-0
at Navy 0-0
at Neutral Sites Towson leads, 1-0
at Unknown Sites 6-1
First Meeting 1966 – Towson 14, Duke 7
Last Meeting 2001 – Towson 12, Duke 10
Streak Towson +4

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Towson looks for third straight win Friday against Marist

Posted on 08 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
Towson exploded for 13 goals at Mount St. Mary’s last Saturday to win back-to-back games for the first time since the middle of last season. Marist has opened 2013 by winning their first three games. Today’s game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and 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 exploded for 13 goals against Mount St. Mary’s on March 2 in Emmitsburg, Md. Towson put together two scoring runs of five and six goals for the win. The six-goal run began late in the third quarter and continued to the end of the game. The Tigers are looking to win three in a row for the first time since March 24 to April 4, 2012. Junior Thomas DeNapoli leads Towson with 13-3-16, while sophomore Cory Dobyns is the other Tiger with double-digit goals (10). Senior Andrew Wascavage has a goals-against average of 9.51 and a save percentage of .525.

Scouting the Red Foxes
Marist is a perfect 3-0 on the year, with wins against Stony Brook in the season opener (13-9), Sacred Heart (15-12) and Lafayette (8-5). The Red Foxes are led by Connor Rice’s 11 points (5-6-11) and Jack Doherty’s seven goals. Dave Scarcello backstops Marist and has an 8.67 goals-against-average and a .527 save percentage.

Towson-Marist Series History
This is the first meeting.

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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 looks for first win over Hopkins since 1996 Saturday

Posted on 15 February 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
The Tigers face the No. 4 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays on Saturday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in Unitas Stadium. Towson is 0-1 after a 9-7 loss at High Point on February 8. Johns Hopkins is 1-0 after a 15-6 home win over Siena last Saturday. 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
The Tigers traveled to High Point and dropped a 9-7 decision in their season opener Friday, Feb. 8 at Vert Stadium. Sophomore Cory Dobyns scored his first four goals as a Tiger, including two man-up tallies. Towson also got goals from Thomas DeNapoli, Andrew Hodgson, and Matt Hughes.

Scouting the Blue Jays

Johns Hopkins opened 2013 with a 15-6 win over Siena on Friday, Feb. 8 at home. Eight different Blue Jays scored for JHU, including Brandon Benn and John Ranagan, who each posted hat tricks. Ranagan added an assist for four points. The Jays outshot the Saints 58-26 and outdueled them on ground balls 39-17. Johns Hopkins scored five goals in the first quarter and four in both the third and fourth quarters for the win.

Towson-Johns Hopkins Series History
The Tigers and Blue Jays first met in 1976, with JHU taking a 15-8 win home to Charles Street. Since then, the Jays have taken a commanding 37-3 lead in the all-time series. Towson’s last victory came in 1996, a 13-12 decision at Homewood Field. Hopkins has won the last 17 straight. 

Towson vs. Johns Hopkins Facts and Figures

All-Time Series Record Johns Hopkins leads, 37-3
at Towson Johns Hopkins leads, 19-1
at Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins leads, 18-2
at Neutral Sites N/A
at Unknown Sites N/A
First Meeting 3/27/76 – Johns Hopkins 15, Towson 8
Last Meeting 2/17/12 – Johns Hopkins 12, Towson 6
Streak Johns Hopkins +17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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