Seider scores four goals to lead Towson over Delaware
By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Sophomore attackman Joe Seider finished with four goals, while redshirt senior attackman Max Siskind and senior midfielder Justin Mabus each had three goals to lead Towson to a 12-7 victory over Colonial Athletic Association rival Delaware Blue Hens on Saturday.
“It’s nice when you’re able to put up 12 goals, especially since we’ve had games in the past where we didn’t finish as efficiently as we should,” Head Coach Shawn Nadelen said.
Towson (8-3, 2-0 CAA) also had an effective performance from senior goalie Tyler White, who finished the game with 12 saves.
“It was one of those nights where I just saw the ball well and I like to play in night games,” White said. “It also helps with the defense that we have in front of me.”
White was named United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division I Defensive Player of the Week for last week.
“Tyler [White] has been crucial to our success,” Nadelen said. “It gives us breathing room with how he and the defense have played and Tyler has really battled.”
The Tigers had a hot start in the first quarter, scoring six goals against the Blue Hens (4-8, 0-2 CAA) and took a 6-1 lead into the second quarter.
“We ran a new set that we put in in the fall and it worked pretty well,” Seider said. “The [midfielders] were dodging great and making them slide, which gave us opportunities to shoot the ball.”
Junior attacker Spencer Parks and Seider added goals in the second quarter and Towson had an 8-2 lead at halftime.
The Tigers outshot the Blue Hens 22-9 in the first half and converted one of their two extra man opportunities.
Towson scored three straight goals at the start of the third quarter and had its biggest lead of the game at 11-2.
Delaware outscored Towson 5-1 the rest of the game, but Towson’s early offensive output helped keep its lead.
The Tigers’ large lead allowed sophomore goalie Matt Hoy to get playing time at the end of the game. The sophomore finished with two saves in two minutes.
Sophomore midfielder Alec Burckley led the team with five ground balls and won 10-of-22 face-off opportunities.
The Tigers’ 12 goals are the most the team has scored all season.
“It takes a lot of pressure off of us when the offense is doing well out there,” White said. “We know that we need to be locked in and when we have this kind of offense, we also do better.”
Towson will attempt to remain undefeated in the CAA as they take on the Fairfield Stags (7-4, 2-0 CAA) on Saturday at 2 p.m.
“We’re looking at each game as its own entity,” Nadelen said. “When we come out and work hard, we can be pretty good out there. As long as we work hard, then the wins will take care of themselves.”