College Lax: #1 Towson looks to hold onto top spot on Sunday against Cornell. Plus a local Men’s D1 Recap and MLL Draft news
The Tigers are looking to finish out their first week as the number one team in the country when Towson will face-off at 1 p.m. against #2 Cornell in Charlotte, N.C.
Towson (5-0) pulled out a tough and scrappy victory on Friday night against Jacksonville, winning 15-13. Junior Brody McLean led the way with five goals, Grant Maloof had a four-goal night. And captain, Brendan Sunday finished with 2 goals and 2 assists in the winning effort.
Cornell lost to Penn State in the game that followed, all four teams are playing in the Crown classic this weekend which is presented by the U.S. Army.
A win over Cornell will most likely cement the Tigers in the number one spot for another week.
Speaking of Sunday, he and fellow senior teammates Alex Woodall and Zach Goodrich were selected in the 2019 Major League Lacrosse draft by the Ohio Machine, Boston Cannons and Atlanta Blaze.
Woodall was the first overall selection in the first round by Ohio.
Around the State:
The Maryland men’s lacrosse team traveled to upstate New York on Saturday and defeated Albany, 14-9. The Terps had seven different goal scorers, including hat-trick performances from Jared Bernhardt and Louis Dubick.
The Terps rebound from a tough loss to Notre Dame and needed this win to stay in the top-25 this week.
Maryland improves to 6-1 on the year and will play Villanova (Pa.) next Saturday at home.
The Terps also had three seniors who were drafted in the MLL Draft on Saturday night. Face-off specialist Austin Henningsen went fourth overall to the Boston Cannons. Then defender Curtis Corley was selected 20th overall (Round 3) by the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Goalie Danny Dolan was the final Terp taken in Round 6 by the New York Lizards.
Johns Hopkins has fallen on hard time as the Blue Jays lost to Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, 14-10 and have fallen below .500.
Alex Concannon, Kyle Marr and freshman Joey Epstein each had two-goal games.
Johns Hopkins had a 8-7 lead coming out of halftime but Syracuse went on a 7-2 run in the second half.
Hopkins (2-3), will host a red hot Mount St. Mary’s team on Tuesday.
For info on Navy read Chloe Stowe’s recap from the Midshipmens win over Lafayette on Saturday.
And finally, UMBC got scorched at home on Saturday against High Point, 22-13.