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Hat trick each for DeNapoli, Hodgson in Towson win

Posted on 02 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Emmitsburg, Md. - Behind hat tricks from junior co-captain Thomas DeNapoli and junior Andrew Hodgson, Towson men’s lacrosse (2-3) recorded a 13-5 win over Mount St. Mary’s (2-3) Saturday evening at Waldron Family Stadium.

“We knew it was going to be a battle tonight,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. “They are extremely explosive offensively and well-coached defensively. I was really proud of the way our guys came out energy-wise. We didn’t give [the Mount] easy looks or easy breaks.”

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.

Senior Andrew Wascavage made 12 saves on the evening, many of them point-blank.

“I think a difference in the game was Andrew Wascavage’s play,” continued Nadelen. “He was a backbone for us. He made a ton of key stops in tight. He was just fantastic. He definitely deserves a game ball for today.”

Brett Schmidt’s two goals and one assist paced the Mount. Adam Borgogelli had eight saves in net for the Mountaineers.

The Mount took an early 1-0 lead after Schmidt scored top-shelf on an extra-man opportunity at 13:21. But freshman Brian Bolewicki notched his first career goal at 11:23 on a bounce shot from distance to tie the game at 1-1. The Mount’s Andrew Scalley and Hodgson traded goals to keep the score knotted, 2-2, at 3:21.

Towson opened the second quarter with a DeNapoli goal at 14:36 to give the Tigers their first lead of the game. Junior Cory Dobyns increased Towson’s lead to 4-2 with 9:08 left in the second quarter when he ripped a shot right side as he fell to the ground for an extra-man tally. Sophomore Greg Cuccinello continued his charged offensive production this season, burying a shot past Borgogelli with 35.5 seconds left to give Towson a 5-2 cushion at the half.

Dobyns posted his sixth man-up goal of the year at 13:23 in the third after the Mount started the second half man-down due to a penalty at the very end of the second quarter. Towson led 6-2 until MSM scored three quick goals to trim the lead to 6-5. DeNapoli stemmed the tide at 9:23 to keep the Tigers out in front, 7-5, and Hodgson scored his second of the game with 43.2 seconds remaining in the third frame.

“One of the things our guys do well is not get rattled when teams go on runs,” said Nadelen. “Our guys believe in themselves. We need to work on not letting teams get those runs, getting defensive stops and face-off wins. But I’m proud of our guys tonight.”

DeNapoli recorded his third straight hat trick with his unassisted goal at 13:59 in the fourth. Sophomore Ben McCarty (two goals), senior Matt Hughes, and Hodgson all scored in the fourth quarter as part of the six-goal run.

Towson returns to action on Friday, March 8 when the Tigers host Marist at 7 p.m. in Johnny Unitas® Stadium.

NOTES:
Saturday’s win marked Towson’s biggest victory since March 24, 2012 when the Tigers defeated Delaware 13-8 at home … It is the Tigers’ largest road victory since March 5, 2011 at Mount St. Mary’s when Towson posted an 11-3 win … Towson now leads the all-time series 8-1 and is a perfect 4-0 at Mount St. Mary’s … freshman Brian Bolewicki scored his first collegiate goal and had a career-best three-point evening … sophomore Cory Dobynsnow has six man-up goals on the year … he has 10 goals total.

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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 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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