By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer
Towson held off a late rally from Georgetown to improve its record to 2-0 with an 11-10 win in Washington D.C. Saturday.
Towson jumped over Georgetown early, when senior attacker Ryan Drenner opened the scoring with a snipe just under five minutes into the game.
Ten seconds later, Alex Woodall collected the ensuing faceoff for the Tigers and sprinted past several Hoya defenders before rifling a shot past keeper Nick Marrocco.
After Georgetown scored its first goal, Drenner responded with a back-handed score from a narrow angle.
Drenner found the score sheet on Towson’s final goal of the first quarter, finding fellow senior attacker Joe Seider, who hit the back of the net to give the Tigers a 4-1 lead.
The Tigers scored the first three goals of the second quarter to complete a five-goal run.
Sophomore midfielder Zach Goodrich found a small amount of room to shoot and score in between Marrocco’s legs.
Senior Brian Bolewicki added a goal before Goodrich capped the scoring run with another low drive to extend Towson’s lead to six.
Daniel Bucaro scored Georgetown’s first goal and three of the team’s four goals on a large run. He continually found space in the Tigers defense and scored at will during the run.
The Tigers regrouped and scored the final three goals of the first half. Seider connected on two goals and Drenner notched his fourth and final assist when he found Jon Mazza in front of goal with only seven seconds.
“It was a good test for us,” Drenner. “We were firing on all cylinders, in the first half but we didn’t get too many possessions in the second half so it was a good test for our young defense.”
Towson took a 10-5 lead into the break after outshooting Georgetown 26-12 in the opening 30 minutes of play.
The second half was a completely different story, as the Tigers only managed to score one goal.
Cole Robertson scored the Tigers’ lone goal of the second half, ripping a shot into the upper 90 with under seven minutes to play in the third.
The Hoyas dominated possession throughout the rest of the game and managed to score four unanswered goals.
Bucaro added his sixth goal of the game, while Peter Conley scored the first and last goal during that stretch.
Towson’s defense faced tremendous pressure in the fourth quarter as junior goalkeeper Josh Miller made several key stops, especially in the final 90 seconds.
Woodall dominated from the faceoff circle, winning 19 of 24 faceoffs throughout the game. Seider lead the Tigers in scoring with three goals while Drenner registered four assists.
“Alex is a tough train to stop when he’s going downhill with the ball,” Head Coach Shawn Nadelen said.
Up next for Towson is a home opener against crosstown rival Loyola Wednesday at 7 p.m.