Towson cruises in 19-8 win over Bucknell COLLEGE LACROSSE

April 08, 1993|By Bill Tanton | Bill Tanton,Staff Writer

Towson State lacrosse coach Carl Runk was concerned only with his own team coming into yesterday's game at Minnegan Stadium.

He didn't know a thing about Bucknell, the visitor -- and it turned out he didn't have to.

Towson (3-2) outclassed the Bison (2-3) in its home opener, 19-8. It could have been much worse if Runk hadn't substituted liberally in the second period.

"That's what we needed, a confidence builder," said Runk, whose team had been off to its worst start since 1982 after losing two straight, to Syracuse and Loyola.

"I wanted to cut down on the mental errors we were making in those last two games," Runk said. "We made 28 turnovers at Syracuse and 28 in the first three quarters at Loyola. It tears your heart out.

"Bucknell didn't have the depth we had and we were able to play a lot of kids," Runk said. "All we're thinking about now is our game coming up Saturday at Delaware."

Towson ran up an 8-0 lead 1:09 into the second period and led 17-4 after three quarters. Attackman Joe Genovese led Towson with five goals and four assists.

Genovese, the Tigers' leading scorer with 12 goals and 16 assists, scored the first goal unassisted 2:03 into the game.

Steve Carcaterra scored three goals for Towson, ranked 11th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll. Teammates David Spencer, Tim Langton and Chris Krastel had two apiece.

Bucknell senior attackman Justin Zachery led the losers with five goals, including their first three.

"We needed a workout like today," Genovese said.

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