Lacrosse Recap: #7 Towson 14, #18 Georgetown 8

By the end of the third period, the eighteenth ranked Hoyas Men’s Lacrosse team had to feel good about their chances of pulling the upset against #7 Towson. Trailing by two, 8-6, the Hoyas had held the Tigers’ powerful attack in check for the first three-fourths of the game. In the fourth, however, Senior Brendan Sunday took over, scoring three of the games next four goals en route to a 6-2 quarter for Towson and an eventual 14-8 win.

Sunday was the player of the game as he racked up four goals and five assists. Junior Brody McLean added two goals and two assists. On defense, the Tigers were led by Koby Smith, who had two forced turnovers and collected four ground balls. In goal, Tyler Canto turned away eight of twenty-two shots against him.

The Hoyas were paced by Senior Daniel Bucaro who logged three goals and an assist. In the net, first year starter, Sophomore Owen McElroy save forty-four percent of the twenty-five attempts on him.

This game was decided on two fronts Saturday. The Tigers won an astonishing twenty-one of twenty five face-offs. The Hoyas knew that they needed that margin to be much smaller in order to have a chance. Towson also won thirty-nine ground balls compared to the Hoyas’ twenty.

Towson has a huge showdown against first ranked Loyola on Wednesday evening at 6:00 P.M. at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Hoyas travel to Mount Saint Mary’s for a game on Tuesday at 3:00 P.M.

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