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Tigers win third straight

9 March 2014 By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer No Comments
Vetter nets hat trick en route to win over Marist

The Tigers extended their win streak to three games Friday night, defeating the Marist Red Foxes 12-9 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

“The team has definitely been in a positive direction from the past couple of wins we’ve had as of late,” senior defenseman John Fennessy said.

Towson (4-2) started off the first quarter by giving up a Marist (2-3) goal within the first 11 seconds, but responded with five straight to goals to take a 5-1 lead.

Two of those goals came from sophomore attackman Chris Vetter.  He would score another goal later on in the game to get the hat trick, completing a career-best game.

The Red Foxes scored two straight goals in the second quarter to cut the lead to 5-3, but freshmen attackmen Ryan Drenner and Joe Seider scored right after to give Towson a 7-3 lead going into halftime.

“I thought our offense really clicked this game and our ball movement got our hands free for good shots,” Seider, who now has 10 goals this season, said. “I believe that right now we are doing exactly what we
need to accomplish our goals.”

The third quarter was a stretch where the Tigers began to pull away. After goals from Vetter, Seider, Drenner and senior attack Thomas DeNapoli, Towson took a 12-4 lead into the fourth quarter.

DeNapoli now has nine goals and 11 assists on the season, which are second and first on the team.

Towson came into the fourth quarter with the eight-goal lead, but gave up five straight goals to Marist.

However, the deficit was too big for the Red Foxes to come back from and the Tigers came out with their fourth win of the season.

Fennessy, who finished the game with two ground balls, talked about the success of the defense in the last few games.

“It feels great; the defense is working really well together as of late,” Fennessy said. “Don’t get me wrong, we have our lapses at times and some teams have been able to capitalize on them, but as long as we limit
them than know we’ve done our part to help the team to win.”

The Tigers beat the Red Foxes in the ground ball category 27-17.

“We all know lacrosse is a game of runs, so in turn, if we bring that positive energy and work hard in our prep week, then on game day we’re that much closer to our goal of winning,” Fennessy said.

Next up for the Tigers is a home matchup against Navy (3-2), which the Tigers are already preparing for.

“Film was uploaded [Saturday] so we can go watch it in our free time and [Sunday] will be just like any other prep day,” Fennessy said. “If we want to win and achieve our goals than we’re going to have to put in that extra time and effort to achieve it.”

Towson will take the Midshipmen on at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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