Emmitsburg, Md. (February 15, 2019) – The Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team fell to 10th-ranked Towson, 12-7, on Friday in non-conference action at Waldron Family Stadium.
Joe Bethke led the Mountaineers with a team-high four points on three goals and one assist. Chris DiPretoro and Matt Haggerty added two points (1g, 1a) apiece, and Stephano Mastro and Luke Frankeny each registered one goal.
Towson was powered by Brody McLean, Timmy Monahan, and Luke Fromert, who combined for 15 points in the tilt. McLean notched six points (5g, 1a), Monahan registered five (1g, 4a), and Fromert recorded four (3g, 1a).
Mount St. Mary's goalie Dylan Furnback made 10 saves in the contest, while Tyler Canto collected the win in cage for Towson with an 18-save performance.
Towson (2-0) jumped ahead early with three goals in the opening six-plus minutes of play, including a pair from Brody McLean. Mount St. Mary's (0-2) was able to answer with the final two scores of the first quarter by DiPretoro and Frankeny, which closed the gap to 3-2.
The second period belonged to the Tigers as they outshot the Mountaineers by a 14-6 margin and held them scoreless in the frame. Towson received goals from four different players in the quarter, and scored three of its four goals on man-up opportunities. The strong quarter propelled Towson to a 7-2 lead at the half.
Consecutive goals from Towson's Fromert, Zach Goodrich, and Brody McLean to begin the third quarter gave the Tigers their largest lead of the contest, 10-2, with 8:04 on the clock.
The Mountaineers put an end to the 7-0 Towson run that spanned the second and third quarters on Mastro's goal at the 6:01 mark. Bethke notched his first goal of the game with 1:07 left in the period to cut the Mount's deficit to 10-4 heading into the fourth.
Bethke scored again to open the fourth off a feed from DiPretoro to whittle the Towson lead to 10-5, but the Tigers answered with goals from Brody McLean and Andrew Beacham to essentially put the game away with just over four minutes remaining. Towson closed out the 12-7 victory to improve to a perfect 2-0 on the year.
The Tigers held a slight 39-36 shot advantage in the contest and converted on 4-of-6 man-up opportunities. Face-off specialist Alex Woodall had another solid game, winning 12-of-20 for Towson.
Mount St. Mary's heads to UMBC for its first road game of the season on February 23 at 4 p.m.