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Towson opens CAA play Friday at Delaware

Posted on 21 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
The Tigers are trying to win back-to-back games for the second time this season after a 12-9 win over UMBC powered by Thomas DeNapoli’s seven goals and 10 points. Delaware comes into Friday night’s game off a 10-5 CAA loss to No. 10 Hofstra this past Saturday. Friday night’
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 former Tiger midfielder Hunter Lochte calling the action.

Updating the Tigers
Junior Thomas DeNapoli scored a career-best seven goals and 10 points to lead Towson past UMBC this past Tuesday. The Tigers struggled defensively in the first half before locking down on “D” in the second. Senior goalie Andrew Wascavage made a season-high-tying 15 saves in the win. Sophomore Cory Dobynsadded two goals.

Scouting the Blue Hens
Delaware has had a rough year so far, going 2-5 in the non-conference slate and opening CAA play with a 10-5 loss to Hofstra. The Hens are 0-4 at home and are being outscored by an average of 1.5 goals per game (85-73). Eric Smith leads UD with 20 points on the year, while Nick Diachenko is the Blue Hens’ leading goal-scorer with 16. Tyler Barbarich is finding success at the face-off X, winning 96-of-168 attempts (.571).Chris Herbert minds the net for Delaware and has a 10.49 goals-against-average and a save percentage of .541.

Towson-Delaware Series History
This is one of Towson’s oldest series. Starting in just the third season the Tigers had a program, the teams have met 53 times in the last 51 years. Towson has won five of the last eight meetings. Thirty have been decided by three goals or less; the Tigers are 18-12 in those games. Of the 30 matchups decided by three goals or fewer, 12 have been one-goal margins of defeat. Delaware holds the edge in those games, 7-5.

Towson-Delaware By the Numbers

All-Time Series Record Towson leads, 36-17
at Towson Towson leads, 17-5
at Delaware Towson leads, 12-7
at Neutral Sites N/A
at Unknown Sites Towson leads, 7-5
First Meeting 1961 – Towson 3, Delaware 6
Last Meeting 2012 – Towson 13, Delaware 8
Streak Towson +1

 

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DeNapoli scores seven goals in Towson’s win over UMBC

Posted on 19 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Baltimore, Md. - Behind junior Thomas DeNapoli’s seven goals and 10 points, the Towson men’s lacrosse team defeated UMBC, 12-9, Tuesday evening at UMBC Stadium.

The game was close from the start. UMBC scored first and stayed a goal ahead until the Retrievers took a 5-3 lead at 10:55 in the second quarter. But that advantage didn’t last long before DeNapoli scored his first man-up goal of the year just under four minutes later. He tied the game at eight apiece at 2:37 with his sixth goal of the game. That score keyed a five-goal run for the Tigers that sealed the win.

“We were very happy to get the win,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. “Obviously you need them all but getting a win against a good team and in-state rival is important. It was nice to see us rebound and show we had it in us. Going into CAA play with the way the guys fought tonight was really good to see.”

DeNapoli’s goal total was a career high and marked the first time since 2003 a Tiger had six or more goals in a road game. Senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage tied his season high with 15 saves. Sophomore Cory Dobynsadded two. UMBC freshman Pat Young led the Retrievers with a hat trick. Each team took 39 shots for the game, but UMBC picked up 26 ground balls to Towson’s 22.

The Tigers’ defense struggled in the first half, conceding four goals in the first quarter, and Towson lost the ground ball battle, 12-5, in that frame.

“I know [the defense] didn’t play the way they wanted in the first half,” said DeNapoli. “But they stepped up big in the second half.”

“Our problem was really picking up ground balls,” said Wascavage. “Ï left some rebounds out there I shouldn’t have. Thomas really carried us through the first half, and we stepped it up in the second half.”

 At halftime the Tigers made adjustments and limited the Retrievers to two goals the entire second half. Towson also strengthened its face-off play in the last three quarters. After going 1-for-8 in the first frame, freshman Pat Conroy took over duties at the “X” and went 7-fo-13.

“Conroy’s play was awesome,” continued Wascavage. “Neutralizing [Phil] Poe was big. He’s a good face-off guy. Winning the ball meant keeping the ball down on our offensive end.”

The Tigers finish a four-game road trip and open Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play on Friday, March 22 at Delaware at 7 p.m.

NOTES: Thomas DeNapoli scored a career-high seven goals for Towson … it marked the first time since 2003 a Tiger had six or more goals in a road game … DeNapoli’s 10 points marked the first time since March 31, 2012 when he did it against Mercer on 3g and 3a …

College Men’s Lacrosse: Towson 12, UMBC 9
Towson (3-5)     3-4-2-3/12
UMBC (2-4)       4-3-1-1/9

GOALS: TOW – DeNapoli 7, Dobyns 2, Bolewicki, Hodgson, McCarty, Bolewicki; UMBC – Young 3, Jones 2, Lewnes Nate, Campbell, Gregoire, Lewnes Neill. ASSISTS: TOW – DeNapoli 3, Mabus 2, Cuccinello, Zoppo; UMBC – Lewnes Nate 2, Campbell, Gregoire, Young. SAVES: TOW – Wascavage (14, 60:00, 9 goals allowed); UMBC – DiRito (8, 60:00, 12 goals allowed). SHOTS: TOW – 39; UMBC – 39. GROUND BALLS: TOW – 22; UMBC – 26. FACE-OFFS: TOW – 10-25; UMBC – 15-25. CLEARS: TOW – 11-14; UMBC – 9-11. EMO: TOW – 2-5; UMBC – 0-4. ATT: 545

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Towson wraps non-conference play Tuesday at UMBC

Posted on 18 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
Towson suffered a 12-4 setback at No. 17 Duke on Saturday, March 16. Four different Tigers scored in the loss. UMBC is 2-4 on the year and coming off a 16-11 win at High Point on Saturday. Today’s game is scheduled to start at 7:30 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’s up-and-down year continued with a 12-4 loss at No. 17 Duke on Saturday. Sophomore Justin Mabus scored his first goal of the season. Classmates Cory Dobyns (1g, 1a) and Ben McCarty and junior Andrew Hodgson all had one goal each for the Tigers. Senior Andew Wascavage made 14 saves.

Scouting the Retrievers
UMBC picked up only its second win of the season this past weekend. The Retrievers began the year losing four of their first five games by a combined score of 60-37. Scott Jones leads UMBC in goals (12) and points (15) on the year. Joe Lustgarten’s seven assists are tops for the Retrievers. Adam Cohen has started all four games played in goal but Wes DiRito has a better goals-against-average (12.44) and save percentage (.472) in his three games played. The Retrievers are being outscored by nearly a hat trick a game but have matched their opponents in man-up goals (nine). UMBC is losing the ground ball (203-179) and turnover (99-112) battles and wins only 46.8 percent of face-offs. The Retrievers are also frequently penalized (28, 22:30).

Towson-UMBC Series History
The series between these teams is one of Towson’s longest-running rivalries. The teams first met in 1970 and with the exception of 1986, have played every year since. The Tigers lead the all-time series 28-15 and opened it with five straight wins. Towson’s longest win streak in the rivalry is 12 games (1984 to 1996). However, UMBC has won four of the last six meetings. The Tigers’ largest margin of victory has been 12 goals twice (21-9 on April 23, 1994; 27-15 on April 19, 1996). Sixteen times the games have been decided by three goals or less, including eight of the last 10 games and each of the last three.

All-Time Series Record Towson leads, 28-15
at Towson Towson leads, 17-6
at UMBC Towson leads, 11-9
at Neutral Sites Towson leads, 1-0
at Unknown Sites Towson leads, 3-0
First Meeting 1970 – Towson 10, UMBC 7
Last Meeting 2012 – Towson 12, UMBC 11
Streak Towson +1

 

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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 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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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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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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