April 10, 2004
FAIRFIELD, CT (April 10, 2004) - Towson University freshman Jonathan Engelke collected six points to lead the #12th ranked Tigers to a 16-6 win over Sacred Heart University in Colonial Athletic Association men's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers fall to 1-9 overall and 1-2 in the CAA while Towson, winners of four-straight, improve to 5-3 overall and remain a perfect 2-0 in league play.
The Tigers wasted little time in taking control building a 4-0 lead off two Engelke scores and a goal apiece from Alex Fountain and Peyton Chane. SHU finally broke into the scoring column with 1:32 to in the quarter as senior James Delmonico (West Islip, NY) converted a feed from fellow senior Ben Giamichael (Cortland, NY).
Sacred Heart made it a two goal game at the 11:42 mark of the second quarter as freshman Jonathan Corto (Orchard Park, NY) scored unassisted to make it 4-2. Towson came right back and tacked two more on the board off the sticks off Matt Florio and Chane, building their lead back to four, 6-2. SHU sliced the lead down to three once again on sophomore Adam Dzedzy's (Glenmoore, PA) first of the day but a late Towson score by Chane with 20 seconds on the clock gave the Tigers an what proved to be an insurmountable 7-3 halftime advantage.
Towson extended that lead to 10-3 with three-straight scores over the first five minutes of the third quarter. Brian Myers tallied his first of the afternoon, followed by Engelke's third and Fountain's second and the Tigers were well on their way to the victory.
The Pioneers got two of the goals back in a span of 45 seconds on Delmonico's and Dzedzy's second goals but two more third quarter Towson scores followed by four unanswered in the fourth quarter put the final 16-6 mark on the scoreboard.
Both Dzedzy and Delmonico finished with two goals apiece for Sacred Heart with Dzedzy also collecting an assist in the losing effort. Corto finished with a goal and an assist while sophomore Matthew Robideau (Massena, NY) collected his team-leading 17th goal of the season. Sophomore Thomas Hind recorded 15 saves in goal for Sacred Heart.
For the Tigers, Engelke finished with four goals and two assists. Kyle Cunnigham had two goals and two assists with Chane registering three goals and Myers notching two scores and an assist. Reed Sothoron was stellar in the cage for Towson, making 13 saves to earn the victory.
SHU returns to action next Saturday, April 17th hosting Villanova in CAA action starting at 1 pm.
Box Score: 1 2 3 4 F Towson (5-3, 2-0 CAA) 4 3 5 4 16 Sacred Heart (1-9, 1-2 CAA) 1 2 3 0 6
Scoring: Goals SHU -Dzedzy (2), Delmonico (2), Corto, Robideau Towson - Engelke (4), Chane (3), Cummingham (2), Myers (2), Fountain (2), Pfarr, Florio, Griebe Assists SHU - Corto, Dzedzy, Giamichael Towson - Cittadino (2), Cummingham (2), Engelke (2), Lynch, Mull, Myers, Rutledge Goaltending: SHU - Hind, 15 saves; Towson - Sothoron, 13 saves Shots: SHU - 32; Towson - 44 Ground Balls SHU - 29; Towson - 44 Face-offs SHU - 11-26; Towson - 15-26 Extra Man SHU - 2-7; Towson 1-7