Towson sticking to plan of rotating goalies

Tigers coach to continue to split halves between senior Travis Love and junior Andrew Wascavage

March 27, 2012|By Edward Lee

Junior Andrew Wascavage has been the goalkeeper of record in all eight of Towson’s games this season, compiling a 5-3 record while ranking 21st in Division I in goals-against average (9.04) and 24th in save percentage (.532).

But coach Shawn Nadelen said the plan is to continue to split halves between Wascavage and fifth-year senior Travis Love.

“I think we’ll still look to tinker,” Nadelen said Monday. “We have a great goalie in Travis as well. I just think it was something that you feel out during a game. You go with your gut sometimes and it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. We were fortunate to have it work in our favor against Delaware. But Travis is still competing and battling and getting ready to play when we need him to. Whether it’s starting a game or coming in at halftime, he’s still a huge part of this team’s ongoing success.”

Wascavage played the entire game in the Tigers’ 13-8 victory over Colonial Athletic Association foe Delaware Saturday night, marking his first complete game since a 12-6 loss to then-No. 4 Johns Hopkins Feb. 17. Wascavage, who finished with eight saves, improved as the contest unfolded, according to Nadelen.

“We kind of went into the game thinking we’d go half and half again,” he said. “Statistically, he didn’t have a great game in the first half. In the first quarter, he was a little bit shaky, but I just felt like he was looking strong in that second quarter. He seemed to really be on the ball and do a decent job of settling in. I talked it through with my staff before we headed to the locker room, and we chose to stick with Andrew and keep him in there. Travis was right on board with that.”

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