March 5, 2011

Men's Lacrosse Drops Home Opener to Towson, 11-3

Emmitsburg, Md. (March 5, 2011)--Mount St. Mary's lost to Towson, 11-3, in the men's lacrosse home opener on Saturday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium on campus. Sophomore Andrew Scalley paced the Mount with a pair of goals in the game.

Towson (1-2) jumped to the early lead, taking a 4-0 advantage just past the midway point of the opening quarter. Matt Hughes opened the scoring 1:51 into the game to stake the Tigers to a 1-0 lead. Hughes assisted on a Andrew Hodgson goal just 52 seconds later. Stephen Norris and Hughes finished the run before the Mount's Scalley scored his third of the season with 49 seconds left in the opening frame.

Thomas DeNapoli and Hughes added back-to-back scores for a 6-1 Towson lead before Bryant Schmidt beat Towson keeper Travis Love with 3:36 left in the half to make it 6-2.

DeNapoli and Michael Brashears tallied the only two goals in the third quarter for the Tigers while Matt Lamon and Hodgson added fourth-quarter goals to give Towson a 10-2 lead. Scalley scored a nice behind-the-back goal on a feed from Brendan Harrison with 3:39 left, but Norris rounded out the scoring with an extra-man goal with 34 seconds left for the 11-2 final.

Towson held a 46-to-31 shot advantage in the game. Hughes finished the day with three goals and an assist while Hodgson added two goals and one assist. DeNapoli and Norris chipped in a pair of goals each in the win while Love made 11 saves while allowing just two goals in 53:11 of action to earn the win.

Scalley paced the Mount with his two-goal effort, stretching his streak of consecutive games with at least one point to 19. Goalkeeper T.C. DiBartolo made 14 saves in the game, including 11 in the second half. Ben Trapp won 10-of-17 face-offs for the Mount, tallying a team-high seven ground balls.

The Mount (0-2) returns to action on Wednesday, March 9, with a 1:00 p.m. game against Detroit Mercy at Waldron Family Stadium.