Georgetown tops Towson, 15-8

May 16, 2004|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON. - Senior defenseman Andrew Braziel led an outstanding defensive performance which led to eight fast break goals as fifth-seeded Georgetown University ended the Tigers' season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the Hoyas handed the Tigers their worst loss of the season, a 15-8 defeat at Harbin Field.

Braziel picked up five ground balls and caused seven turnovers as the Hoyas (11-3) caused 32 turnovers en route to the win. Making its eighth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the Hoyas advance to the NCAA quarterfinals where they will face fourth-seeded Syracuse next Sunday afternoon at Cornell University.

The Hoyas, who were led by senior Neal Goldman's five goals, scored the most against Towson (11-5) of any team this season. The Tigers came into the game allowing only 7.8 goals per game and held 12 of their 15 opponents to fewer than ten goals.

Senior midfielder Brian Myers and Pfarr led the Tigers with two goals each while sophomore Steve Mull had two assists. Junior goalkeeper Reed Sothoron had 12 saves for the Tigers. In the battle of two of the top faceoff men in college lacrosse, senior Ben DeFelice won 10 of 19 faceoffs against the national leader, junior Andy Corno.

The Tigers, who won their second straight Colonial Athletic Association championship, will lose 12 seniors to graduation. Towson was making its third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years.

Originally published May 16, 2004, 4:48 PM EDT

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