Posil's work in goal lifts Towson, 10-5

Stiffened resistance helps Generals top Eastern Tech

Boys lacrosse

April 08, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

For a considerable stretch last night, it appeared as if Towson and Eastern Tech would play on even terms throughout an important Baltimore County Division I boys lacrosse game at CCBC-Essex.

By about mid-game, however, Towson came to realize how important it is to have a good goalie, in this case Andy Posil, having a good night.

"Andy was the guy who led us," said Generals coach Ben Berquist after his gang had streaked away from a 4-4 tie with six straight goals on the way to a 10-5 victory over the No. 14 Mavericks.

Towson is now 4-1 and unbeaten in league play, while Eastern Tech fell to 3-2.

"After Eastern got off to its good start [leading, 2-0], Posil stopped them cold," said the coach. "He was playing so well, our defense got a shot of confidence and it was able to go out and pressure the offense."

"It was a great job, because Eastern has a good offense with excellent shooters and it's not often it gets held to five goals."

Meanwhile, Towson was able to look any number of places for its offense. Seven different players had goals, with Fritz Esienbrandt, Ben DeFelice and Sean Scott scoring two each. DeFelice also had a pair of assists, one fewer than Mike Rice, who also had a goal for a four-point evening.

"We really don't have a go-to guy," said Berquist, "but we do have a lot of guys who can contribute. If we play smart and play as a unit, we'll be all right.

"They did that tonight and with Andy in goal, DeFelice doing a good job on faceoffs and running the offense with Mike Rice, we got it done."

Eastern started quickly, Mark Greason and Matt Cougle giving the home team a 2-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Towson scored the next four goals, but Justin Coombs and Nathan Andrew countered to square it.

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