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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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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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