Towson wakes up, runs Villanova out

6-0 run lifts Tigers, 12-10

Mount loses 1st in MAAC

College Lacrosse

April 14, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Towson men's lacrosse team used a 6-0 run to erase a three-goal deficit, and then held on as the 14th-ranked Tigers broke a two-game losing streak with a 12-10 victory over Villanova yesterday at Towson University Stadium.

Villanova (3-6, 1-3 Colonial Athletic Association) took a 6-4 advantage with 7:17 left in the second quarter on a Mike Holloway goal.

Towson (4-4, 2-2) then made a goalie change, relieving freshman Reed Sothoron with sophomore John Hunt. Hunt closed the quarter with five saves.

Villanova expanded its lead to 8-5 late in the third period, but then Brad Monaco scored to start Towson on its decisive run.

After Josh Cornett's goal, junior Kyle Campbell, the CAA's leading scorer, netted the next three goals with assists from Brad Reppert and Ryan Obloj for the Tigers.

Manhattan 8, Mount St. Mary's 7: In a matchup of undefeated teams in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, senior goalie James Amandola made 14 saves to help the host Jaspers (7-5, 5-0) down the Mountaineers (2-8, 2-1).

Washington College 16, Dickinson 3: In a Division III game, the fourth-ranked Shoremen (9-1, 3-1 Centennial Conference) unleashed 71 shots to top the host Red Devils (5-7, 2-4).

Eric Kuehn led Washington College with five goals and three assists. Brent Hopkins won 13 of 16 faceoffs.

Gettysburg 12, Salisbury 8: In a nonconference Division III game, goalie Tim McGinnis made a career-high 22 saves and Jake Van Nostrand scored four times to lead the No. 2 Bullets (10-1) to a home victory over the No. 7 Sea Gulls (9-3).

Salisbury has its first three-loss season since 1990.

Western Maryland 19, Villa Julie 8: Western Maryland's top attack line of Tom Brown, Joe Ellis and Rob Weaver accounted for 22 points in the No. 10 Green Terror's convincing nonconference Division III victory over the visiting Mustangs (5-5). The Green Terror improved to 10-1.

Women

St. Mary's 12, Mary Washington 11: Stacy Mann's unassisted goal broke an 11-11 tie with 5:18 left as the No. 5 Seahawks (14-0, 5-0) clinched the top seed in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament with a home victory over the No. 10 Eagles (9-4, 1-1) in a Division III game.

Washington College 12, Franklin & Marshall 11: Casey Sawma scored off a free-position shot with 7.2 seconds left in the second overtime as the visiting Shorewomen (7-5, 6-2 Centennial Conference) upset the No. 14 Diplomats (5-6, 3-3) in a Division III game in Lancaster, Pa.

Goucher 13, Frostburg State 12: The host Gophers squandered a five-goal lead with exactly six minutes to play, but Muffie Bliss scored an unassisted goal with 2:28 left to give Goucher (6-6) the victory over the Bobcats (4-5).

Western Maryland 24, Haverford 11: The host Green Terror (8-8, 3-2 Centennial Conference) opened up a 9-1 lead by the 11:48 mark of the first half en route to a victory over the Fords (3-5, 2-3).

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