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Towson wraps regular season with loss to Penn

Posted on 22 April 2014 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – After a lengthy lightning delay, No. 10 Penn (8-3) handed Towson men’s lacrosse (8-6) a 15-9 loss on Tuesday evening at Johnny Unitas® Stadium.

The game was delayed twice for lightning; the second delay lasted for nearly two hours. Freshman Joe Seider led the Tigers with a hat trick. Junior Justin Mabus added four points on two goals and two assists. Nick Doktor posted three goals for Penn, while Isaac Bock and Chris Hilburn each tallied two.

“I thought the first half was hot and cold,” noted Head Coach Shawn Nadelen. “Being down two goals, I thought we were in good position but we came out kind of flat. They did a great job ramping up their offense, which they’re known to do … We got caught on our heels. It’s hard to swallow. There’s no reason for us to do that. ”

For the second straight game, Mabus opened the scoring at 14:03 in the first. He closed the quarter with his second of the evening, off an assist from senior Thomas DeNapoli exactly 13 minutes later to put the Tigers up 3-2.

However, Bock’s and Doktor’s four total goals – they book-ended the second quarter, each with a pair of back-to-back goals – gave the Quakers a 6-4 lead at the half, just before the first lightning delay. Doktors’ two goals at the end of the second quarter kicked off a six-goal Quaker run that extended Penn’s lead to 10-4 at 10:58 in the third.

DeNapoli and Mabus teamed up again for DeNapoli’s first goal in three games at 10:03 before Mike Powersscored for Penn, and the game entered its second lightning delay with 7:18 remaining in the third frame. Both teams had one hour and 53 minutes to wait before resuming play.

The Quakers were quicker off the restart, scoring three of the next five goals to hold a comfortable 14-7 advantage with 9:22 left in the game.

Towson continues to wait for its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament seed. The Tigers’ fate depends on the outcome of this weekend’s CAA contests.

COLLEGE MEN’S LACROSSE: Penn 15, Towson 9
Penn (7-3)           2-4-6-3/15
Towson (8-5)     3-1-3-2/9

GOALS: PENN – Doktor 3, Bock 2, Hilburn 2, Brown, Belinsky, Losco, McCallion, Staller, Power, D. Feeney, Tudor; TOW – Seider 3, Mabus 2, DeNapoli, Siskind, Drenner, Athens. ASSISTS: PENN – Brown 3, Belinsky 2, Bock; TOW – DeNapoli 2, Mabus 2, Cuccinello. SAVES: PENN – Feeney (13, 59:02, 9 GA), Lopes (1, 00:58, 0 GA); TOW – White (7, 56:49, 15 GA), Hoy (0, 3:11, 0 GA). SHOTS: PENN – 46; TOW – 33. GBs: PENN – 33; TOW – 22. FACE-OFFs: PENN 17-28; TOW – 11-28. EMO: PENN – 0-3; TOW – 1-4. ATT: 446.

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Towson wraps regular season Tuesday with visit from Penn

Posted on 22 April 2014 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
The Tigers close the regular season Tuesday evening with the Quakers. Penn finished its Ivy season with a 9-3 win over Dartmouth. The Quakers have one more game left – against Saint John’s on Friday, April 25.

Updating the Tigers
Towson has now lost two straight after a 13-7 defeat to No. 18 Drexel on April 19 at home. Junior Justin Mabus recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Tigers. Prior to the contest Towson honored its six seniors, and at halftime, the Tigers celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1974 college division national title with a midfield ceremony.

Scouting the Quakers
Penn comes into Tuesday’s contest on a four-game win streak. The Quakers finished their Ivy League season with a 9-3 win over Dartmouth that capped a 4-2 overall league record. Penn had a tough schedule in 2014, facing four nationally ranked teams and coming out of those contests with an even 2-2 record. Five players have 10 or more goals, and eight have 10 or more points this season. Their goalkeeper, Brian Feeney, is ranked in the top 20 in the NCAA in goals-against average, save percentage and saves per game.

Towson-Penn Series History
The Tigers and the Quakers have met just twice and split those games. Towson defeated Penn on April 26, 2008, 18-12, at home. Exactly a year later, the Quakers earned a 10-6 victory in Philadelphia.

Last Time Out vs. Penn: April 26, 2009 (Penn 10, Towson 6)
Led by three goals from Justin Schneider, Towson University built a 6-4 lead over the University of Pennsylvania in the first three quarters before the Quakers used a six-goal run over the last 15 minutes to earn their second win in three games, 10-6, over the Tigers at Franklin Field. Craig Andrzejewski and Morgan Griff each tallied a hat trick to lead the Quakers. Rob Wheeler made nine saves in net for Towson.

Three Things to Watch
1. Coming in hot. The Penn defense has limited its last four opponents to 23 total goals. The Quakers are 18th in the NCAA in scoring defense, and close defender Mat McMahon is 17th in the nation in caused turnovers. The Tigers have struggled on offense recently, scoring just 20 goals in their last four games.
2. Offense-Defense. Towson’s defense is none too shabby itself, ranking 25th in scoring defense (9.23) and 13th in man-down defense (7.11). Penn is one of the lower-octane offenses Towson has faced recently, with leading scorer Zack Losco scoring just 24 points.
3. First to last. Coming into the end of the season, Towson is being outscored in the first and last quarters of games. Penn is being outscored in the first and second, while the Quakers have seized control of the fourth quarter (30-18). Both Penn and Towson are even with their opponents in goals scored in the third quarter. This game could come down to who gets off to the hotter start.

Next Up
The Tigers’ opponent for the CAA Tournament semifinals will be determined this weekend with the conclusion of CAA regular season play.

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Blast finish regular season title with blowout victory

Posted on 02 March 2014 by WNST Staff

BLAST WIN MISL REGULAR SEASON TITLE

Blast Defeat Pennsylvania 18-2 to End Regular Season

The Baltimore Blast traveled to Pennsylvania this afternoon to play the Roar for the sixth time this season. After tonight’s 18-2 win, the Blast now have a 6-0 record against the team. The win tonight brought the Blast to a 17-3 record for the regular season and have clinched the number one seed for the MISL playoffs.

The first quarter was a low scoring start to the game. Max Ferdinand got the Blast on the board first off an assist from Drew Yates at 12:15 on the clock. Ferdinand was able to net another goal before the end of the period giving the Blast an early lead.

Pat Healey scored first in the second quarter at the 8:30 mark. This was Healey’s sixth goal of the season. Adriano Dos Santos followed with a goal off an assist from Mike Lookingland at 8:00 in the quarter. The Blast went into the half up 8-0.

The second half picked up for the Blast when Aduato Neto assisted Lucio Gonzaga for the teams 5th goal of the night. At the 9:03 mark in the quarter Adriano Dos Santos extended the Blast lead with a goal. Chris Williams was able to put the Roar on the scoreboard at 7:57. Tony Donatelli quickly answered for the Blast with a goal of his own. Max Ferdinand assisted Aduato Neto with 2:57 left in the quarter and Diego Zuniga scored to cap off the 10-point quarter for the Blast.

The Blast had held on to their lead into the 4th quarter and remained into control. No goals were scored in the quarter. At the final buzzer, the Blast had won 18-2.

The Blast played a strong game tonight on the road and their away record was improved to 8-2. Offensively, Max Ferdinand and Adriano Dos Santos led the Blast with 2 goals each. Defensively goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 17 saves in the victory.

 

Scoring Summary:

1          2          3          4          F

Blast    4          4          10       0          18

Roar    0          0          2          0          2

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Blast wrap regular season Sunday at Roar

Posted on 01 March 2014 by WNST Staff

GAME PREVIEW:

Blast End Regular Season Against Roar:  Sunday, March 2nd  

  

Just the Facts:

Sunday, March 2nd

Baltimore Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar

Santander Arena, 4:05pm EST.

 

WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON YOUTUBE! http://www.youtube.com/user/PennRoar

 

By the Numbers:

Baltimore Blast: 16-3 after last week’s win against Rochester

Pennsylvania Roar: 1-18 after last week’s loss against the Syracuse

Mike Lookingland leads the Blast in points (54) and blocks (33). Lookingland is also ranked 6th in the league in points and 1st in blocks. Tony Donatelli is right behind him at 9th in the league with 46 points. In addition to Lookingland and Donatelli, 2 more Blast players are in the top 25 in points in the league; Max Ferdinand (38), and Lucas Roque (35).

 

2/23 Rochester Game Recap:

Lucas Roque led the Blast offensively with six points while Adriano Dos Santos and Mike Lookingland also added 4 points each. Defense played an excellent game only allowing 5 points and Troy Hernandez recorded 13 saves. Tony Donatelli and Troy Hernandez both received MISL Player of the Week accolades for their success in last weekend’s matches.

 

Defense Wins Games:

The Blast lead the league in points against with only 99 on the season. Lookingland is first in the league with 33 blocks and Pat Healey is tied for second with 29. With strong defense and William Vanzela in goal, the Blast are able to hold opponents to very few scoring chances. Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela is 11-3 on the year. He is first in the league in points against average (5.54) and first in the league in save percentage (.831). 

 

 

Battle for First:

The Baltimore Blast are currently sitting in first place of the MISL. They lead Milwaukee by a half game and look to close out the season with a victory to gain the top playoff seed.  Milwaukee finishes up their season with two home games on Saturday against the St. Louis Ambush and Sunday against the Missouri Comets.

 

The Competition:

The Pennsylvania Roar are 1-18 on the season and are looking to play as a spoiler in the playoff standings. Offensively, Corey Maret leads the team with 22 points while goalie Peter Pappas comes into the matchup with a .688 save percentage.  The Roar are coached by Eric Puls and Todd Hoffard.

 

Upcoming Playoff Games: 

Game 1: TBD

Game 2: Tuesday, March 11th vs. TBD @ 7:35pm (Baltimore Arena)

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Blast improve to 14-3 with win over Roar

Posted on 22 February 2014 by WNST Staff

BLAST DEFEATS ROAR ON FRIDAY NIGHT

 

The Pennsylvania Roar visited Baltimore, Friday February 21st for the team’s fifth matchup of the season. The Blast improved their record to 14-3 with a 23-6 win against the Roar.

 

After a scoreless first quarter, Lucas Roque, from the Baltimore Blast, scored a three point goal 3:58 into the game to give the Blast a 3-0 lead. Mike Lookingland assisted Tony Donatelli for the second Blast goal. At half time, the Blast were ahead 5-0.

 

Blast’s Adauto Neto scored the first goal in the third quarter, assisted by Diego Zuniga 1:29 into the second half. The Blast extended their lead with a goal scored by Levi Houapeu and assisted by J.T. Noone. Minutes later, Diego Zuniga, assisted by Tony Donatelli, brought the score to 11-0.  Roar’s, Jordan Thomas, got his team on the board first, 6:54 into the quarter with an assist from Angel Rivillo-Riuz. Shortly after Angel Rivillo-Riuz helped the Roar to their second goal of the night when he assisted Kingsley Onwuka. The Blast bounced back with a goal from Tony Donatelli, assisted by Adauto Neto. On a restart, Mike Lookingland added another goal for the Blast and helped the Blast to a 15-4 lead at the end of the third quarter.

 

Adriano Dos Santos got the Blast going early in the fourth quarter with a 3-point goal. The Blast added another 3-point goal 3:33into the four quarter from Max Ferdinand, also unassisted. Shortly after, J.T. Noone extended the Blast lead to 23-4, and Adauto Neto assisted his second goal of the night. With ten minutes remaining in the final quarter, Kyle Martyn scored for the Roar off an assist from Angel Rivillo-Ruiz.  At the final whistle the Blast improved their record to 14-3 and beat the Roar 23-6.

 

The Blast were led offensively by Tony Donatelli, who had 2 goals and 1 assist in tonight’s victory against the Roar. Adauto Neto also attributed 1 goal and 2 assists, lifting the Blast to a 23-6 victory. Troy Hernandez improves his personal record to 4-0, protecting the goal with 3 saves, while the Baltimore defense only allowed 3 goals.

 

The Baltimore Blast takes on the Syracuse Silver Knights tomorrow night, February 22nd at home at 6:05pm for the fourth matchup of the year. Syracuse are 10-7 and are trying to secure the third seed in the playoff. Kenardo Forbes leads the Knights with 55 points and Machel Millwood has 51. The Silver Knights are coached by Tommy Tanner.

 


Photos Taken By Dave Rippeto 

 

Upcoming  Regular Season Games

2/22 Baltimore vs. Syracuse, 6:05pm EST

2/23 Baltimore @ Rochester, 3:00pm EST

3/2 Baltimore @ Pennsylvania, 4:05pm EST

 

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UMBC opens hoops season Friday at Penn

Posted on 08 November 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC opens its 27th NCAA Division I basketball season and tenth as a member of the America East Conference when they take on the Penn Quakers at the Palestra on Fri., Nov. 9. 

RETRIEVER UPDATE: Aki Thomas, who came to the UMBC staff on the eve of the 2007-08 championship season, was named the Retrievers’ acting head coach on Oct. 10. He inherits a squad that struggled to a 4-26 mark a year ago, but one that had a total of nine years of DI experience. Nearly 83 percent of the offensive punch returns, including JR F Chase Plummer (15.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg) who earned America East Second Team honors as a sophomore. SR guards Ryan Cook (12.5 ppg) and Brian Neller (11.4 ppg) also averaged in double figures and 6-10 St. Bonaventure transfer Brett Roseboro is expected to bolster UMBC’s game in the paint.

QUAKER UPDATE: Penn finished 20-13 last year, advancing to the postseason for the first time since 2007 with a CBI appearance. The Quakers return two starters and six other letterwinners from that squad. JR G Miles Cartwright has been a two-year starter for the program, and was third on the team in scoring (10.8 ppg), assists (66), three-point baskets (60) and free throws (60) in 2011-12. Penn was picked to finish fifth in the Ivy League’s Preseason Media Poll.

Who’s Up Next: The Retrievers open the home schedule on Monday., Nov. 12 when they host Eastern (Pa.) University. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.

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Towson hoops adds another transfer

Posted on 16 June 2012 by WNST Staff

Towson University head coach Pat Skerry added another transfer to his program Saturday.

CBSSports.com reported former University of Vermont guard Four McGlynn chose the Tigers over Duquesne, VCU, Central Connecticut, La Salle and Penn State.

McGlynn (6’2″, 180 pounds) was a major contributor in the Catamounts’ run to the America East Conference Championship and appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season, averaging 12 points per game. McGlynn’s contributions helped him to be named America East Rookie of the Year.

A native of York (PA), McGlynn was believed to be interested in playing closer to home. Vermont coach John Becker granted his release, but would not allow him to play for another AEC school or George Washington (GWU head coach Mike Lonergan had recruited him to Burlington before taking the Colonials’ job).

After a 1-31 campaign in Skerry’s first season, the Tigers will have two transfers available for 2012-2013. Former Georgetown F Jerelle Benimon and former South Florida guard Mike Burwell will each be eligible to play.

McGlynn will be eligible to practice this season but will not be eligible to play until the 2013-2014 season. He will have three years of eligibility left.

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Navy-Penn State to air on ABC

Posted on 07 June 2012 by WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The Navy-Penn State football game on Saturday, Sept. 15 in State College, Pa. will be televised nationally by ABC/ESPN2 starting at 3:30 p.m.  It is the first time that Navy has appeared on ABC since the 1996 Aloha Bowl victory over California.  A portion of the country will get another game on ABC and in that case the game will be carried on ESPN2.

It was also announced today that the Nov. 10 game at Troy will kick at 2:30 p.m. (CT), 3:30 p.m. in Annapolis, and the game will be broadcast by ESPN3.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 28 May 2012 by WNST Staff

Honorable Mention: Boxing-Antonio Tarver vs. Lateef Kayode (Saturday 9pm from Carson, CA live on Showtime), Gabriel Rosado vs. Joel Julio (Friday 9pm from Bethlehem, PA live on NBC Sports Network); WNBA: Minnesota Lynx @ Washington Mystics (Wednesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet); Pro Lacrosse: MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks @ Denver Outlaws (Saturday 9pm from Denver live on ESPN3.com)

10. Zac Brown Band (Thursday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Capital Jazz Fest feat. Indie.Arie, Bill Cosby (Friday-Sunday Merriweather Post Pavilion); Radiohead (Sunday 7:30pm Verizon Center); Miranda Lambert/Jerrod Niemann (Sunday 4pm Jiffy Lube Live);  City and Colour (Wednesday 7pm Rams Head Live); Smile Empty Soul (Saturday 5pm Recher Theatre); Crossfade (Monday 7pm Baltimore Soundstage); Dandy Warhols (Tuesday 7pm 9:30 Club); The Used (Wednesday 7:30pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Victor Wooten (Thursday 8pm Howard Theatre); Dr. John (Friday 7:30pm Birchmere); Rhett Miller (Monday 8pm Jammin Java)

I’d watch ZBB do just about anything, but this was as good as anything I’ve seen them do…

My favorite tune from Thom Yorke and the boys?

For more traditional country folk, I sorta dig this Jerrod Niemann tune…

I wish I didn’t have to admit to digging this tune…

9. Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival (Saturday & Sunday 12pm Oregon Ridge); Guy Torry (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Corey Holcomb (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); “Man on a Ledge” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Glenn Clark’s first ever “Hogfest” (Saturday)

That’s right. For the first time in my (still?) young life, I will be roasting a pig Saturday. It’s all thanks in part to ABC Rental Store in Rosedale. A talented young man I listen to on the radio is always talking to me about them. I think his show is called “The Reality Check.” I PRAY my results make me as happy as George W. Bush…

Also, I will be hosting a qualifier for the Olympic KanJam team Saturday (more on Twitter @OlympicKanJam). I expect the day to look much like this…

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Towson DE Beltre receiving preseason attention

Posted on 26 May 2012 by WNST Staff

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Defensive end Frank Beltre of the Tiger football team has been named to the NCAA FCS Football “Defensive Linemen To Watch,” according to The Sports Network.

Craig Haley, the managing editor of the TSN website, says “Frank Beltre is an aggressive, driven player who keeps getting better. He is entering his fourth year as a starter. The All-CAA Football talent helped the Tigers post an amazing turnaround in winning the conference title last year. He had 68 tackles, including 12 for loss, and four sacks. He has 30.5 tackles for loss in his career.”

A native of Randolph, N.J., Beltre also earned honorable mention All-America honors as a junior. He was fourth on the team with 68 tackles and led the team with 12 tackles for lost yardage. Beltre led Towson in tackles for lost yardage and quarterback sacks with four.

In his career, Beltre has made 196 tackles with 30.5 tackles for lost yardage. He has also made six quarterback sacks.

A starter in 11 of 12 games last season, Beltre has played in all 34 games the last three years. He is one of nine returning starters on the Tigers’ defensive unit.

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