Towson falls to Hofstra, 11-10

UMBC tops Albany

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April 12, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

Midfielder Ryan Carter scored the game-winning goal with 3.2 seconds left as sixth-ranked Hofstra rallied from a 10-7 deficit to win its seventh straight game, an 11-10 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Towson on Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

The Pride (9-1, 5-0 league), which clinched a share of the CAA regular-season title with the victory, trailed by three goals with 8:33 remaining before rallying to defeat the Tigers (5-7, 3-2) for the fourth time in the five meetings.

"Turnovers were a big problem for us today," Towson coach Tony Seaman said. "That's why Hofstra is ranked [sixth] in the country and we're not. That's why they're 9-1 and we're not."

After the Pride took a timeout with 10 seconds remaining, Carter scored on a shot from 6 yards past goalkeeper Rob Wheeler to give Hofstra a one-goal advantage. The Pride won the ensuing faceoff and sealed the victory.

Hofstra took a quick 3-0 lead with three unassisted goals before junior midfielder Pat Britton led a four-goal run by the Tigers, giving Towson a 4-3 advantage with 9:23 left in the second quarter.

After midfielder Anthony Muscarella tied the score at 4, Britton and midfielder Will Harrington tallied back-to-back goals to give Towson a two-goal lead with 12:44 remaining in the third quarter.

The teams exchanged goals twice before Harrington scored his second goal, an unassisted tally with 0.7 of a second left in the third quarter, to give Towson a 9-6 advantage.

Freshman midfielder Brad Loizeaux scored an unassisted goal with 10:49 remaining in the fourth quarter to narrow the margin to 9-7 before freshman attackman Sean Maguire regained the Tigers' three-goal cushion by scoring off a feed from attackman Bill McCutcheon with 8:33 left.

With 6:31 left, Carter scored off a feed from midfielder Michael Colleluori to spark the Pride's four-goal run. Muscarella and freshman attackman Kevin Ford also had goals to tie the score at 10, setting the stage for Carter's effort.

Muscarella led the Pride by scoring a season-high four goals while Ford added the first hat trick of his college career.

Making the first start of his college career, Britton scored three goals to lead the Tigers, and Harrington added a pair of goals. Midfielder Mitchell Rosensweig won 16 of 25 faceoffs and collected a season-high 13 ground balls.

Wheeler had 13 saves for Towson. The Pride outshot the Tigers 38-28.

NO. 7 UMBC 15, NO. 17 ALBANY 7:: Midfielder Peet Poillon scored three of his game-high four goals in the first quarter, leading the visiting Retrievers (9-2, 3-0 America East) past the Great Danes (6-4, 2-1) in a battle for first place in the conference.

NO. 19 LOYOLA 8, GEORGETOWN 7:: Attackman Cooper MacDonnell matched his career high with five goals, and goalkeeper Jake Hagelin made two saves in the waning seconds as the visiting Greyhounds (7-4, 4-1 Eastern College Athletic Conference) held on for a win over the Hoyas (5-6, 1-3).

MOUNT ST. MARY'S 7, PROVIDENCE 5:: Junior Jim O'Shea had two goals and an assist as the Mount (2-7, 2-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) beat the visiting Friars (5-6, 4-1).

MCDANIEL 12, MUHLENBERG 11: : Bill Warner had three goals and an assist to lead the Green Terror (8-4, 2-3 Centennial) to a victory over the visiting Mules (3-7, 3-4).

DICKINSON 9, WASHINGTON COLLEGE 8, 3OT:: Ted Sirvaitis scored his fourth goal with 1:24 remaining in the third overtime as the visiting Red Devils (6-6, 2-4 Centennial) rallied from a three-goal fourth-quarter deficit to upset the Shoremen (9-4, 4-3).

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