University of Delaware Menís Lacrosse Falls to Towson 10-8 in CAA Battle Towson scored three straight goals in the third quarter to take control and held on to edge the University of Delaware 10-8 in Colonial Athletic Association menís lacrosse.
Photo: Mark Campbell/www.bluehens.com - Towson scored three straight goals in the third quarter to take control and held on to edge Delaware 10-8 in CAA menís lacrosse Saturday at sun-drenched Rullo Stadium. Martin Cahill (pictured) scored twice for the Hens.
DATE: April 18, 2009
NEWARK, Del. -- Towson scored three straight goals in the third quarter to take control and held on to edge the University of Delaware 10-8 in Colonial Athletic Association menís lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at sun-drenched Rullo Stadium.
The Blue Hens (5-9, 2-3 CAA), who had a two-game win streak snapped, put their post-season chances in jeopardy as Delaware will most likely need a win over Drexel in their regular season finale next Saturday in Philadelphia to earn one of four berths in the CAA Tournament. The Hens have advanced to the CAA semifinals five straight seasons.
Martin Cahill led the Blue Hens with two goals while Curtis Dickson and Josh Coveleski each added a goal and an assist and Grant Kaleikau, Kevin Kaminski, Justin Martinelli, and Beau Davis each netted a goal. Noah Fossner stopped eight shots in goal.
Dickson extended his point-scoring streak to 39 games, the fifth longest current streak in NCAA Division I, and upped his team-leading goal total to 31 and his career mark to 98. The junior from British Columbia native has now scored a point in 41 of 44 career games played.
Towson (6-7, 4-2 CAA), which snapped a two-game losing streak, clinched a spot in the CAA Tournament as Will Harrington and Bill McCutcheon combined for six goals, including one each in the final 2:06 as the Tigers held off a charge by the Blue Hens.
Harrington finished with four goals and an assist while McCutcheon scored twice and Tim Stratton and Justin Schneider each tallied a goal and an assist. Towson goalkeeper Rob Wheeler posted 13 saves to earn the win despite the Tigers being outshot 40-34.
Delaware, which honored its six seniors before the game and its 1984 and 1999 NCAA Tournament teams during the game, fell to Towson for the second straight year after dropping a 10-7 decision a year ago at Towson. The game was the 49th in this heated rivalry with seven of the last nine games now decided by three goals or less.
The first half featured four ties as the Hens got goals from Kaleikau, Martinelli, Cahill, and Davis and Towson countered with scores from Harrington, Britton, Cooper, and Stratton. Cahill and Davis scored 36 seconds apart to give the Hens a 4-3 lead as Davisí man-up score with 6:12 remaining in the half put the Hens in front. But the Tigers sent the game into halftime tied at 4-4 on a goal by Stratton with 3:39 left.
Towson dominated the third quarter as it scored three straight goals - including two by Harrington - to go up 7-4 before a goal by Delawareís Coveleski with 53 seconds left narrowed the deficit.