No. 18 Towson Snaps UMass Win Streak With 6-3 Decision
Whiteway scores twice in loss to nationally ranked Tigers
TOWSON, Md. – UMass men’s lacrosse tallied advantages in shots, faceoffs, groundballs and caused turnovers, but was unable to leave No. 18 Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium with a win as the Tigers defeated the Minutemen, 6-3 Saturday afternoon. Grant Whiteway scores twice in the loss while Zach Oliveri made nine saves in net.
“Towson played an excellent game with the style, tempo and slow pace they wanted,” head coach Greg Cannella said. “They gave us a tough time and they played excellent defensively while Tyler White was excellent in the goal. It was a hard-fought victory and a solid win for them.”
Four Minutemen had a point each as Nick Mariano scored once and Brendan Hegarty, Peter Lindley and Brendan Schroeder assisted on a goal each. Massachusetts went 7-of-13 on faceoffs as Noah Rak finished 6-of-11 while Charlie Schatz won one in two opportunities.
Kyle Karaska and Kevin Porzelt spearheaded the defensive effort in front of Oliveri with two caused turnovers and a pair of groundballs apiece.
Mike Lynch scored twice and Spencer Parks paced the Tigers with three points through a goal and two assists. Tyler White backstopped the Towson defense, which entered the day ranked fourth nationally for fewest goals allowed per game, with 14 saves.
Towson (7-3 overall, 1-0 CAA) opened the game with three consecutive goals before Whiteway ended the run with a conversion at the crease. Whiteway fielded a pass from Hegarty in motion and recorded his seventh goal of the season before the Tigers defense was able to collapse upon the senior.
Max Siskind pushed the Towson lead back to three goals with two minutes, six seconds remaining in the second quarter ahead of Lynch’s second of the afternoon, which made it 4-1 Tigers with 7:27 to go in the third.
The Minutemen cut into their deficit with back-to-back tallies spanning the third and fourth quarters. Schroeder found Whiteway unmarked at the crease as Whiteway faked once before he deposited a shot underneath the crossbar for his second of the game at the 4:52 mark of the third.
Mariano provided his team-leading 18th goal with 10:53 left in the fourth to pull the squad back within two goals of tying at 5-3, but UMass was unable to generate offense the remainder of the way.
Massachusetts (3-6, 1-1) outshot Towson, 32-25 and earned 33-27 lead in groundballs. The squad finished 12-of-16 on clears while the Tigers went 14-of-15.
The Minutemen return to McGuirk Stadium for their next contest, a Saturday, April 4 game versus Fairfield at 1 p.m.
Stony Brook Defeats Vermont in Men’s Lacrosse
FINAL SCORE: Stony Brook 21, Vermont 12
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Mike Rooney and Challen Rogers combined for 17 points to lead Stony Brook past Vermont, 21-12, in America East men’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. Stony Brook improved to 7-2 on the year and 2-1 in conference, while Vermont dropped to 3-8 overall and 1-1 in the league.
Rooney topped all scorers with 11 points on three goals and eight assists, and Rogers (5 g, 1 ast) and Brody Eastwood (4 g) helped pace the Seavwolves’ attack in the victory with multi-point performances.
Dyson White and Ian MacKay led the Catamounts with three goals apiece, while James Barlow and Michael Clarke added two goals and one assist each. Rookie Graham Bocklet tallied his first career goal in the fourth quarter off a feed from goalie Justin Rosenberg, who carried the ball all the way up field and found the open Bocklet. The assist for Rosenberg was also the first of his career.
Brandon Maciejewski stopped five shots to earn the win for Stony Brook, while Jon Kaplan and Rosenberg combined to make nine saves in the UVM cage. Rosenberg came in the contest with just over 11 minutes remaining and stopped four shots.
Barlow and Dyson White scored two of the opening three goals to give UVM an early advantage, but Stony Brook was able to tally four goals in the final eight minutes of the first period, including a pair from McLean Chicquen, to open a 5-3 lead at the end of one.
The second period belonged to Stony Brook as the Seawolves outscored Vermont 8-1 in the frame to widen its lead to 13-4 heading into halftime. Eastwood, Rogers and Chris Hughes each picked up a pair of tallies in the period to pace the Seawolves, while White notched the lone tally for the Catamounts off an assist by Ben Cox.
With Stony Brook holding a decisive advantage midway through the third frame, the Catamounts scored three straight to cut into the deficit. Vermont added two more goals before the period’s end on tallies by Clarke and MacKay, and the Catamounts headed into the final stanza trailing, 19-9.
After a pair of Stony Brook tallies to open the fourth quarter, Vermont scored three straight, including Bocklet’s first of his career, to cut the deficit to 21-12. That was as close as the Catamounts would get, as Stony Brook closed out its seventh win of the year.
UVM stays in Burlington for another conference game against #9/10 Albany on Saturday (April 4) at 1 p.m.
Holy Cross Men’s Lacrosse Falls To Lehigh
Mar 28, 2015
Score: Lehigh 19, Holy Cross 7
Records: Lehigh (4-7, 2-4 Patriot League), Holy Cross (5-5, 2-3 Patriot League)
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Holy Cross Field)
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 3:05 p.m.
The Lead: Reid Weber posted five goals and one assist for six points, while Dan Taylor added four goals and four assists to lead the Mountain Hawks, as the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team fell to Lehigh, 19-7, on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Lehigh opened the game with two quick goals from attackmen Weber and Patrick Corbett to give the Mountain Hawks a 2-0 lead with 9:30 left in the first quarter. The Crusaders responded with a quick transition goal from junior Joe Reilly (Garden City, N.Y.) followed by a long-range score from sophomore Marc Buermann (West Caldwell, N.J.) assisted by senior Terry McKenna (Summit, N.J.) to tie the game at 2-2 before the end of the first quarter.
- Lehigh responded early in the second and stayed hot with four straight goals, one from Taylor and three more tallies from Weber, giving the Mountain Hawks a 6-2 lead with 3:15 remaining the second quarter.
- The Crusaders countered as senior Frank Gaul (Glen Rock, N.J.) converted in close off an assist from sophomore Kevin Lux (Manlius, N.Y.), followed by an outside score from juniorConnor Sofield (Long Beach, N.Y.) with just six second remaining assisted by McKenna, closing the first half with Lehigh leading 6-4.
- The third quarter was controlled by Lehigh as they held Holy Cross scoreless and stretched their lead to 11-4 off of goals from Corbett, Billy Oppenheimer, Taylor, Chris Appell and Weber.
- The Mountain Hawks carried their momentum into the game’s final frame, scoring two quick goals before a response from Reilly. The Mountain Hawks then scored four straight goals to increase their lead to 17-5. Junior Sean Wilkinson (Ridgefield, Conn.) ended Lehigh’s streak with 9:24 left in the game. Cody Triolo answered for Lehigh, followed by another Wilkinson tally and one final goal from Triolo to bring the final to 19-7.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Lehigh outshot the Crusaders 38-26, and won 20 of 29 face-offs.
- Junior Michael Ortlieb (Newport Beach, Calif.) recorded eight saves for the Crusaders and Adam Sawicki earned the win with nine saves while Donny Stires also posted three saves for the Mountain Hawks.
- Lehigh picked up 31 groundballs to the Crusaders’ 16.
- Lehigh went 3-4 on extra-man opportunities, while Holy Cross was scoreless on two man-up chances.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Reilly recorded his first ever multi-point game for the Crusaders with two goals.
- Wilkinson has posted at least one point in all 10 games this year and is on a 15-game point streak dating back to the 2014 season.
- The Crusaders are back in action on Saturday, April 4 at 1:05 p.m. as they travel to Lafayette.