Navy's T.J. Hanzsche to get second straight start vs. Towson

Freshman registered three goals and one assist in first start in Saturday's 12-11 win against Lafayette

March 11, 2013|By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun

In his first start, T.J. Hanzsche posted three goals and one assist in Navy’s 12-11 decision against Lafayette Saturday. Not surprisingly, the freshman is expected to make his second consecutive start Tuesday night against Towson, joining junior attackmen Sam Jones and Tucker Hull.

“Most likely, yeah,” coach Rick Sowell said Monday afternoon of whether Hanzsche would start. “He obviously provided some good production for us on Saturday, but we expect [junior] Austin Heneveld to play and even [freshman] Pat Keena to get some playing time. We’ll see how that goes.”

Heneveld, who had recorded four goals and five assists in five starts at attack, and Keena, who compiled two goals and three assists, could see some runs from the midfield. Sophomore Gabe Voumard (10 goals and three assists), senior Bryce Dabbs (4, 4) and junior Pat Durkin (6, 1) have comprised the first line, but Sowell said the Midshipmen (3-3) could use different combinations against the Tigers (2-4).

“We have a first and second midfield, but we’re not afraid to mix-and-match,” he said. “Even the other day, we rotated a number of guys on that first midfield. We know that Gabe Voumard is the constant, but there could be any combination of Dabbs and Durkin and [freshman] Kevin Wendel and [senior] Jay Mann and [junior] Erik Hoffstadt and maybe Keena and maybe Heneveld. Who knows? It’s going to depend on the situation and who’s playing well. We’ll figure out on the fly. But at this point in time, it’s Gabe Voumard and everyone else.”

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