POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Marist men’s lacrosse (2-2, 0-0 MAAC) hosts Towson (3-2, 0-0 CAA) on Friday, Mar. 7. Face-off is set for 7 p.m. at Tenney Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public.
Both teams are heading into Friday’s game with the momemtum of a win on their backs. Marist downed Big East powerhouse Marquette 16-12, while Towson is coming off a commanding victory over Mount St. Mary’s 9-1 and have proven to be tough opponents for Marist. Last year’s matchup ended in a 10-9 overtime victory for the Red Foxes as they narrowly escaped with the win scoring with only one second left in overtime.
Last Time Out: Marist defeated Big East foe, Marquette, 16-12 in its 2014 home opener. Marist was led by Sophomore Joseph Radin (Long Beach, N.Y) who finished the game with a career-high six goals and one assist, giving him a career-high seven points. Freshman J.D. Recor (Lancaster, N.Y.) had a career high five assists and also had two goals to earn the rookie his first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) player of the week honor. Juniors Mike Begley (Brookeville, Md.) and Colin Joka (Conshohocken, Pa.) posted two goals and one assist each. Junior Drew Nesmith (Montclair, N.J.) netted two goals for Marist as well. Dave Scarcello (Buffalo, N.Y.) had a great game in goal for Marist with a career high 14 saves, while Sophomore Dominic Montemurro (Kings Park, N.Y.) won 17 of the 30 face-offs he took on the day.
Scouting the Tigers: Towson looks to capitalize on its strong performance against Mount St. Mary’s as they face Marist on Friday night. Towson gave up the fewest goals in school history only allowing one goal, and not allowing a goal until the fourth period. Towson’s two goalies each had double figure saves with Chris Klaiber leading the way with 18 and Tyler White tallying 10 saves.
Last Meeting: Marist will look to protect its home field against a Towson team hoping to redeem a tough overtime loss last season. Marist won on a last second overtime goal by Jack Doherty, who finished with four goals on the day. Familiar faces, Radin and Scarcello, look to use their experience against the Tigers in the upcoming matchup Friday night. Radin tallied a goal and assist as a freshman last year and Scarcello finished with 12 saves including two in the overtime period.
Following this matchup, Marist kicks off conference play at against preseason number one, Siena. The game is slated to begin at 1 p.m. in Loudonville, N.Y.