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Towson continues hot streak with upset of Hofstra

Posted on 31 March 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. - Senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage made a season-high 19 saves and sophomore Justin Mabus and junior Andrew Hodgson each scored four points as Towson men’s lacrosse (6-5, 2-0 CAA) claimed a 7-6 victory over No. 15 Hofstra (6-4, 1-2 CAA) on Saturday night at Unitas Stadium.

It was Towson’s first win over a ranked team this season and first at home since a 9-8 victory over then-No. 5 Brook on March 19, 2011. The Tigers have now won three straight games this season for the first time and two in a row against the Pride, dating back to the 10-9 double overtime win in Hempstead on March 31, 2012.

Wascavage faced 42 Hofstra shots on the evening, withstanding a late Pride charge and turning away eight shots in the final period. Hodgson and Mabus each had two goals and two assists for the Tigers, who took a sizable 7-4 lead with 6:43 remaining in the game on Mabus’ second tally of the evening. Hodgson’s four points were a career best, while Mabus also notched a personal best with two goals.

Adrian Sorichetti had a goal and an assist to lead the Pride. Five other players had a single goal each for Hofstra. The Pride outshot Towson 42-26 and picked up three more ground balls, 19-16. Hofstra also won at the “X,” claiming 11 of 16 face-offs.

“Darn glad double zeros came quick there in the fourth quarter,” noted head coach Shawn Nadelen. “At the end of the game, things got a little crazy, but I thought our guys, for the most part, executed our game plan pretty efficiently. Defensively we were very sound and offensively we moved the ball and were patient at times.”

Hofstra scored the first two goals of the game before Towson took a 3-2 lead at the start of the second quarter when Mabus and Hodgson connected at 13:22 on Mabus’ first goal of the game. The Tigers never trailed again. Mabus scored the game-winning goal at Hofstra last season.

Tyler Johnston posted a goal at 5:31 in the second quarter to tie the game at three apiece before the Pride went cold on offense for the next 20:48. Tyler Begley‘s man-up goal at 10:43 in the fourth was the first of three tallies posted by the Pride in the quarter. Lance Yapor beat Wascavage with 12 seconds left, but Towson won the ensuing face-off and held on for the win.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, April 6 at home against UMass at 1 p.m.

NOTES: Andrew Wascavage has now made double-digit saves (19) in every game this season and has a 12-game streak dating back to May 2, 2012 … Andrew Hodgson and Thomas DeNapoli each continued their point streaks which also stand at 12 games and date back to May 2, 2012 … The win marked Towson’s 58th program win over a ranked team and first this season … This game was Towson’s second straight 7-6 decision – both victories.

College Men’s Lacrosse: No. 15 Hofstra 6, Towson 7
Hofstra (6-4, 1-2 CAA)   2-1-0-3/6
Towson (6-5, 2-0 CAA)   2-1-3-1/7

GOALS: TOW – Hodgson 2, Mabus 2, DeNapoli, McCarty, Bolewicki; HOF – Sorichetti, Llinares, Begley, Yapor, Johnston, von Bargen. ASSISTS: TOW – DeNapoli 2, Hodgson 2, Mabus 2; HOF – Malave, Sorichetti. SAVES:TOW – Wascavage (19, 60:00, 6 GA); HOF – Selva (11, 60:00, 7 GA). SHOTS: TOW – 26; HOF – 42. GROUND BALLS: TOW – 16; HOF – 19. FACE-OFFS: TOW – 5-16; HOF – 11-16. CLEARS: TOW – 14-16; HOF – 13-15.EMO: TOW – 1-4; HOF – 2-5. ATT: 1429.

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Towson rallies to top Delaware in CAA opener

Posted on 22 March 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, Md. - Junior Andrew Hodgson and sophomore Ben McCarty teamed up on the game-winning goal in overtime as Towson men’s lacrosse (5-5, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)) defeated Delaware (2-7, 0-2 CAA), 7-6, Friday evening at Delaware Stadium.

For just the second time all season, Towson scored first and took a 2-1 lead into the second quarter. However Delaware scored five straight goals to take a 6-3 lead midway through the third quarter. The Tigers scored back-to-back goals in the fourth to trim the Hens’ lead to 6-5 with 8:09 remaining in the game and got last-minute heroics from sophomore Greg Cuccinello, who scored with 2.6 seconds left in regulation on a dribbler to send the game into overtime. Hodgson buried a high-low shot past the Delaware keeper from 13 yards out for the game winner with 1:45 showing on the clock in overtime.

Towson is now 4-2 in CAA season openers against the Blue Hens.

“Our team played tough all night but missed some good opportunities in the first half,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. “I was proud of the way we dug in during the fourth quarter and overtime to earn the win against a strong Delaware team.”

Sophomore Cory Dobyns and Hodgson led the Tigers with two goals. Sophomores Justin Mabus and Cuccinello and junior Thomas DeNapoli each scored a goal for Towson. Redshirt sophomore Rob Zoppo, Hodgson, DeNapoli and McCarty each added an assist. Senior Andrew Wascavage made 13 saves in net for TU. Ian Robertson and Nick Diachenko each posted two goals for Delaware. Connor Peaks made 11 saves for UD.

Towson and Delaware split the face-offs eight apiece, and the Tigers outshot the Blue Hens 42-27 and picked up 29 ground balls to UD’s 27.

Dobyns scored his 16th of the year just outside the crease off a feed from Zoppo at 8:40 in the first. Mabus notched his second goal in two games when he scored unassisted just over two minutes later. Diachenko followed with the Blue Hens’ first of the game at 4:14. DeNapoli extended his points streak to 11 games when he notched the Tigers’ third goal of the half at 12:31 in the second for a 3-1 Towson lead.

But Delaware scored the next three straight goals to lead at the break. The Hens continued to generate offense at the start of the third. Robertson scored his second of the game after a failed Towson clear to give UD a 5-3 lead at 10:38 then assisted on Beau M. Jones’ goal at 6:05.

The Blue Hens extended their lead to three goals when Jones and Robertson teamed up to beat Wascavage high left. Dobyns ended a 29:54 scoring drought for the Tigers with an EMO tally at 12:37 in the fourth. Hodgson’s unassisted goal with 8:09 to go in the game inched Towson within one, 6-5.

Cuccinello’s ninth goal of the year forced overtime, and the Tigers won the opening face-off in the extra period. McCarty rifled a pass to Hodgson who was waiting 13 yards out and ripped his shot past Peaks for the winner.

Towson returns home to Johnny Unitas® Stadium to host CAA foe No. 10 Hofstra on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.

NOTESTowson and Delaware met in the Tigers’ CAA opener for the sixth time and fourth straight … Towson is 4-2 in those games … Thomas DeNapoli extended his points streak to 11 games with his goal in the first quarter … After not scoring in the first eight games, Justin Mabus has now posted a goal in back-to-back games … Towson scored first for just the second time in 2013 … The Tigers suffered through a 29:54 scoring drought in the middle of the game … Cory Dobyns scored his team-leading seventh EMO goal … He came into the week ranked tied for second in the nation in EMO goals … This was the third time this season Towson required overtime … The Tigers are now 2-1 in overtime this season.

College Men’s Lacrosse: Towson 7, Delaware 6

Towson (5-5, 1-0)     2-1-0-3-1/7

Delaware (2-7, 0-2)       1-3-2-0-0/6

GOALS: TOW – Dobyns 2, Hodgson 2, DeNapoli, Mabus, Cuccinello; UD – Diachenko 2, Robertson 2, Fitzgerald, Jones. ASSISTS: TOW – Zoppo, DeNapoli, Hodgson, McCarty; UD – Jones, Robertson. SAVES: TOW – Wascavage (13, 62:15, 6 goals allowed); UD – Peaks (11, 62:15, 7 goals allowed). SHOTS: TOW – 42; UD – 27.GROUND BALLS: TOW – 29; UD – 27. FACE-OFFS: TOW – 8-16; UD – 8-16. CLEARS: TOW – 13-16; UD – 12-15.EMO: TOW – 1-4; UD – 0-4. ATT: 325

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Towson picks up big mid-week win at Navy

Posted on 12 March 2013 by WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS - Behind a five-goal second quarter, Towson men’s lacrosse (3-4) powered through to defeat Navy (3-4), 8-7, on Tuesday evening at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.

Towson got off to a slow start, allowing Navy to take a 3-0 lead. Senior Andrew Wascavage made six stand-up saves that frame for Towson. Sophomore Cory Dobynsbroke the ice for the Tigers at 10:38 in the second, scoring off a Rob Zoppo pass. His goal kicked off a scoring run where Towson posted five of the next seven goals to finish the half tied at five. Junior Thomas DeNapoli, Zoppo, and Hodgson each tallied an unassisted goal from about 12 yards out over a span of 1:33 to knot the score at 4-4 with 3:38 left in the half. Dobyns and Zoppo paired up again just before the half to tie the game again, 5-5, with 16 seconds showing on the clock.

Dobyns and junior Andrew Hodgson each had a pair of goals for Towson. Navy’s Bryce Dabbs led the Mids with two goals. Wascavage made 14 saves in net for the Tigers, while Nolan Hickey stopped seven shots for Navy. The win marked the first time Towson has defeated the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

“Against a great team like Navy, you’re obviously fortunate to come away with a win,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. “It was a big win for our guys, rebounding from a tough overtime loss to Marist. It gives us confidence and really shows the coaching staff what we can do.”

Navy scored two quick, tough goals to start the second half and go up 7-5 with 7:17 remaining in the third quarter. Junior 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 it at 7-7 on junior Devin Grimaldi’s second career goal assisted by senior Neil Hutchinson and took their first lead of the game on an unassisted tally, and eventual game winner, from sophomore Greg Cuccinello at 10:28 in the fourth quarter.

Next up, Towson travels to No. 17 Duke on Saturday, March 16 for a 1 p.m. contest with the Blue Devils.

NOTES: Towson fared well from 10-15 yards out, scoring four goals from that distance … junior Devin Grimaldiscored his second career goal … junior Andrew Hodgson scored his first man-up goal since 2011 … the win marked the first time Towson has beaten Navy in Annapolis … Towson was not called for any penalties and went 1-3 on EMO.

College Men’s Lacrosse: Towson 8, Navy 7
Towson (3-4)     0-5-1-2/8
Navy (3-4)         3-2-2-0/7

GOALS: TOW – Dobyns 2, Hodgson 2, Cuccinello, DeNapoli, Grimaldi, Zoppo; NAVY – Dabbs 2, Voumard, Jones, Durkin, Heneveld, Hull. ASSISTS: TOW – Zoppo 2, Bolewicki, Dobyns, Hutchinson; NAVY – Voumard, Hull, Jones. SAVES: TOW – Wascavage (14, 60:00, 7 goals allowed); NAVY – Hickey (7, 60:00, 8 goals allowed).SHOTS: TOW – 28; NAVY – 35. GROUND BALLS: TOW – 29; NAVY – 30. FACE-OFFS: TOW – 7-19; NAVY – 12-19. CLEARS: TOW – 20-25; NAVY – 17-20. EMO: TOW – 1-3; NAVY – 0-0. ATTENDANCE: 824.

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Towson tries to bounce back Tuesday against Navy

Posted on 11 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
Towson lost a tough one against Marist at home on Friday, 10-9 in overtime. Navy is coming off a narrow 12-11 win over Lafayette at home on Saturday. 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
Junior Thomas DeNapoli’s career-high five goals (and fourth-straight hat trick) led the Tigers in the OT loss to Marist. The Red Foxes scored five of the last seven goals in the game to seal the win. DeNapoli’s 18 goals and 21 points lead Towson. Senior Andrew Wascavage has a 9.48 goals-against-average and a save percentage of .540 in net for the Tigers.

Scouting the Midshipmen
Navy is 3-3 on the season after squeaking out a 12-11 win in Annapolis last weekend.. The win snapped a three-game losing streak. Navy had won the first two games of the season. The Midshipmen have outscored opponents 62-56 so far and hold edges in ground balls (217-202), caused turnovers (70-61) and shots (223-216). Sam Jones leads Navy with 11 goals. He is followed closely behind by Gabe Voumard’s 10 goals. The goalie of record is Nolan Hickey. He has a goals-against-average of 9.11 and a save percentage of .584.

Towson-Navy Series History
Navy leads the all-time series 7-4. The Midshipmen have won the last two games contested. The series began in 1975 with Navy winning the opening salvo, 13-9. The teams did not play again until 1991 when the Tigers won at home, 15-8. Navy and Towson played regularly throughout the ‘90s before the series went on a 13-year hiatus. It resumed in 2010. Towson has never won at Navy.

Towson-Navy By the Numbers

All-Time Series Record Navy leads, 7-4
at Towson Towson leads, 4-2
at Navy Navy leads, 5-0
at Neutral Sites 0-0
at Unknown Sites 0-0
First Meeting 1975 – Navy 13, Towson 9
Last Meeting 2012 – Navy 10, Towson 6
Streak Navy +2

 

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Towson drops heartbreaker to Marist in OT

Posted on 09 March 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. - Despite a career-high five goals from junior co-captain Thomas DeNapoli, Towson men’s lacrosse (2-4) fell, 10-9 in overtime, to Marist (4-0) when the Red Foxes’Jack Doherty scored with one second left in overtime Friday night at Unitas Stadium.

DeNapoli finished the night with his fourth-straight hat trick. Classmate and co-captain Rob Zoppo tied his career high with a pair of goals, while junior Andrew Hodgson and sophomore Greg Cuccinello each had one tally apiece. Doherty led Marist with four goals, and Drew Nesmithadded three scores in the win.

“Obviously any overtime game you lose is frustrating,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. “I’m very, very upset…I feel really bad for the guys. I thought we played pretty hard but got careless in the second half, especially offensively. The third quarter really allowed them to get some momentum and really get back into it.”

Marist got on the board quickly with a Nesmith goal just 30 seconds into the first quarter. However, Zoppo and DeNapoli teamed up to give Towson the lead, 2-1, by the 11-minute mark in the first. The Red Foxes bounced back with two of their own tallies before the Tigers ran out to a 5-3 advantage at the start of the second quarter with goals from DeNapoli, Zoppo and Hodgson.

Towson remained in front, never by more than two goals, until Nesmith scored on an extra-man opportunity when the Tigers were called for slashing. The Red Foxes were 1-for-3 in EMO chances on Friday. Starting with Nesmith’s man-up goal, the Red Foxes scored five of the next seven goals for the win. DeNapoli tallied the Tigers’ two goals in the third quarter, scoring just 11 seconds apart to put Towson back in front, 9-8, with 6:33 left in regulation.

Senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage made a season-high 15 stops for Towson. Marist’s Dave Scarcelloposted a 12-save game.

Towson returns to action on Tuesday, March 12 at Navy at 7 p.m.

NOTES: DeNapoli’s five goals were the most by a Towson player at home since Blake Best and Tim Strattoneach tallied five goals in an 18-12 win over Penn on April 26, 2008 … they  were the most goals by a Tiger regardless of location since Will Harrington posted five goals at Stony Brook on March 6, 2010.

College Men’s Lacrosse: Marist 10, Towson 9 (ot)
Marist (4-0)        3-3-3-0-1/10
Towson (2-4)     4-3-2-0-0/9

GOALS: TOW - Thomas DeNapoli 5; Rob Zoppo 2; Andrew Hodgson 1; Greg Cuccinello 1; MAR – Jack Doherty 4; Drew Neswmith 3; Joseph Radin 1; Mike Begley 1; Patrick Eaker 1. ASSISTS: TOW – Hodgson 2; Cuccinello 1; Neil Hutchinson 1; MAR – Nesmith 2; Aedan Herman 1; Jim Marks 1; Radin 1; Connor Rice 1. SAVES: TOW – Wascavage (15, 63:59, 5 goals allowed); MAR -Scarcello (12, 63:59, 9 goals allowed). SHOTS: TOW – 39; MAR – 40. GROUND BALLS: TOW – 35; MAR – 35. FACE-OFFS: TOW – 10-23; MAR – 13-23. CLEARS: TOW – 18-20; MAR – 19-23. EMO: TOW – 0-3; MAR – 1-3. ATTENDANCE: 679.

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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 tops Mercer in OT for first win of season

Posted on 24 February 2013 by WNST Staff

Towson, Md. - Junior Thomas DeNapoli scored the game winner with 1:04 left in overtime to lead Towson men’s lacrosse (1-3) to a 9-8 win over Mercer (1-2) on Sunday at Unitas Stadium.

“I’m proud of our guys for finding a way to win today,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. “Getting win No. 1 in the books was important, and I hope this game moves us in the right direction for the rest of the season.”

Mercer went on a five-goal run over the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth to take an 8-5 lead with 9:22 left in the game. Towson regrouped and scored the final four goals of the game (including DeNapoli’s game winner) for the win. During that four-goal run, DeNapoli scored three times.

Chris Baxa led the Bears with four goals, and Zack Ward had two. Four Bears tallied an assist apiece.

The first quarter was a low-scoring affair, ending tied 1-1. Mercer took a 2-1 lead on a Baxa goal right off the first face-off of the second quarter. But senior Matt Hughes combined with sophomore Justin Mabus at 7:24 for a goal that keyed a 3-0 run to put Towson up 4-2 at the start of the third quarter.

Mercer would not go away, however. After sophomore Greg Cuccinello gave the Tigers a 5-3 lead at 5:50 in the third, the Bears scored the next five goals. In the middle of that run, Mercer took its first lead of the game on a Ward tally at 12:07 in the fourth. DeNapoli stemmed the tide with his second of a career-high-tying four goals at 9:10.

DeNapoli’s goal was the first of three Tiger goals in the span of 40 seconds. Towson won the ensuing face-off and sophomore Cory Dobyns connected with classmate Ben McCarty score just 14 seconds later to inch the Tigers within one, 8-7, at 8:56 in the final quarter of regulation. DeNapoli knotted the score at 8-8 26 seconds later.

The teams were in a stalemate for the rest of the quarter. Despite a late Towson penalty that gave the Bears a man advantage with four seconds left in regulation, neither team was able to score until DeNapoli found the back of the cage for the game winner.

Towson out-shot Mercer 35-31, but the Bears won the ground ball and face-off battles 34-33 and 12-8,respectively. Senior Andrew Wascavage made seven saves for Towson, while Mike Nugent stopped 11 shots for Mercer.

Towson has a week off before returning to action on Saturday, March 2 when the Tigers travel to Mount St. Mary’s at 7 p.m.


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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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Towson opens lacrosse season Friday at High Point

Posted on 08 February 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
Towson men’s lacrosse opens the 2013 season at High Point. Last season the Tigers lost in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament, 10-3, to No. 1 UMass after finishing the regular season 7-7, 2-4 CAA.  Opening faceoff is set for 3 p.m. and all the action 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 Lacrosse finished 2012 with a 7-8 overall record, 2-4 in the CAA. The Tigers lost to No. 1 UMass, 10-3, in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament. Towson improved its record from 3-10 overall and 1-5 in league games in 2011. The Tigers return junior Thomas DeNapoli, who started all 15 games and scored 15 goals and posted 13 assists for 28 points. Senior Matt Hughes is also back for the Tigers. He played in all 15 games, scoring 14 goals and tallying 10 assists for 24 points. Senior Andrew Wascavage is returns in goal for Towson. He started 13 games last year, posting a 9.57 goals-against-average and making 159 saves.

Scouting the Panthers

High Point men’s lacrosse came up short in its program opener against Delaware on Feb. 2 at home. The Panthers outscored Delaware in the fourth quarter, but fell to the Blue Hens, 12-10. Freshman Dan Lomas led High Point with five goals, and sophomore Matt Thistle had a team-high three assists. Redshirt sophomore goalie Austin Geisler made 14 saves in the loss.

Towson-High Point Series History
This is the first-ever meeting between the teams.

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Visits from Hopkins, Loyola highlight 2013 Towson lacrosse schedule

Posted on 31 October 2012 by WNST Staff

TOWSON MEN’S LACROSSE ANNOUNCES 2013 SCHEDULE

Tigers Will Face Four Programs that Made the 2012 NCAA Tournament 

TOWSON, Md. – Head coach Shawn Nadelen announced a challenging 15-game schedule for the 2013 Towson men’s lacrosse team that features a home tilt against defending NCAA champions Loyola (Md.) on February 20 at 7 p.m.

The schedule includes eight home games, including the match against the Greyhounds.

“We are very excited about our 2013 schedule and the challenges that it will bring us,” said Nadelen. “The CAA will again be a very intense conference.  Our non-conference schedule allows us to play against strong competition to get ready for our league opponents. We look forward to the opportunities that our 2013 schedule provides.”

Towson opens 2013 at High Point on February 8. The Tigers return home for three straight home matches, hosting Johns Hopkins on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The homestand ends with Mercer on February 23.

The Tigers play seven games in March, opening the month at Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday, March 2. The Tigers hold a 7-1 advantage in that series and have won the last six straight matches. Towson returns home to host Marist on March 8 before taking a short trip south to the Naval Academy to take on the Midshipmen on Tuesday, March 12.

The month continues with Stony Brook at home on Saturday, March 16 before hitting the road for matches against UMBC (March 19) and Delaware (March 22). The game against the Blue Hens kicks off the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) portion of the season. The Tigers wrap up March with a home game against Hofstra on March 30.

The Tigers welcome defending CAA champion UMass to Johnny Unitas® Stadium on April 6 before traveling to Penn State on April 13 and Drexel on April 20. Towson finishes the 2013 regular season at home with St. Joseph’s University on Saturday, April 27.

The top four teams will advance to the CAA Tournament, which will be held on May 1 and 4.

Date Opponent Location Time (ET) Results Media
  Fri, Feb 08  High Point High Point, N.C.   1:00 p.m.
  Sat, Feb 16  Johns Hopkins Johnny Unitas® Stadium (Towson, MD)   7:00 p.m.
  Wed, Feb 20  Loyola (Md.) Johnny Unitas® Stadium (Towson, MD)   7:00 p.m.
  Sat, Feb 23  Mercer Johnny Unitas® Stadium (Towson, MD)   1:00 p.m.
  Sat, Mar 02  Mount St. Mary’s Emmitsburg, Md.   7:00 p.m.
  Fri, Mar 08  Marist Johnny Unitas® Stadium (Towson, MD)   7:00 p.m.
  Tue, Mar 12  Naval Academy Annapolis, Md.   TBA
  Sat, Mar 16  Stony Brook Johnny Unitas® Stadium (Towson, MD)   7:00 p.m.
  Tue, Mar 19  UMBC Baltimore, Md.   TBA
  Fri, Mar 22  Delaware * Newark, Del.   TBA
  Sat, Mar 30  Hofstra * Johnny Unitas® Stadium (Towson, MD)   7:00 p.m.
  Sat, Apr 06  University of Massachusetts-Amherst * Johnny Unitas® Stadium (Towson, MD)   1:00 p.m.
  Sat, Apr 13  Penn State * University Park, Pa.   TBA
  Sat, Apr 20  Drexel * Philadelphia, Pa.   TBA
  Sat, Apr 27  St. Joseph’s * Johnny Unitas® Stadium (Towson, MD)   7:00 p.m.
  Wed, May 01  CAA Tournament TBA   TBA
  Sat, May 11  NCAA Tournament First Round TBA   TBA
  Sat, May 18  NCAA Tournament Quarter Finals TBA   TBA
  Sat, May 25  NCAA Tournament Finals Philadelphia, Pa.   TBA

 

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