Loyola vs. Towson
February 26, 2007
The Game Story:
BALTIMORE, Md. - Junior midfielder Brian Vetter did his part in
helping Towson open its 49th season of college lacrosse by scoring a
career high four goals, including the game winner, to lead the Tigers
to a 9-8 victory over rival Loyola Monday afternoon at Geppi-Aikens
Field.

The win was Towson's 27th in the 49-game series against the
Greyhounds and the third in a row for the Tigers over Loyola. It was
the 20th one-goal game in the series. Loyola dropped to 0-2 on the
year with the loss.

Towson got off to a fast start with junior attackman Jonathan Engelke
scoring the game's first goal just 58 seconds into the contest for a
1-0 Tigers' lead. Sophomore attackman Randall Cooper gave Towson a
2-0 cushion at the 12:40 mark.

The Greyhounds then exploded for four unanswered goals fueled by
Patrick Kennedy's goal and two assists in the run.
Junior midfielder Adam Hagelin put a stop to the run with an
unassisted goal with 36 seconds left in the quarter but Loyola's Greg
Leonard answered with 14 seconds left to end a high scoring first
period with the Greyhounds on top, 5-3.

Ryan Rabidou gave the Greyhounds their biggest lead of the game, 6-3,
when he took a Kennedy feed with 6:17 left in the second quarter. But
Cooper and Vetter each tallied to cut Loyola's lead to 6-5 at the
break.

Loyola opened the third quarter on a Dan Bauers' goal for a 7-5 lead.
Vetter then scored twice on an assist from Cooper and a transition
goal off a Mitchell Rosensweig pass to knot the score at 7-7 as the
two teams headed into the fourth quarter.

Senior midfielder Nick Williams put the Tigers on top when he scored
on a loose ball that had gotten away from Loyola goalkeeper Alex
Peaty who had saved Cryder DiPietro's bullet.

Three minutes later Vetter finished Towson's scoring off an Engelke
feed for a 9-7 lead with 6:59 left to play. The Greyhound weren't
through yet as Kennedy tallied less than a minute later. Towson
regained possession with 4:56 left to play and controlled the ball
the rest of the way, denying Loyola an opportunity to send the
contest into overtime.

Towson junior goalkeeper Matt Antol went the distance in the nets and
shook off the early Loyola barrage that put six goals on the
scoreboard for the Greyhounds in the first 23 minutes of the game. He
finished with a career high 13 saves.

The loss negated a fine effort by Loyola's Dan Kallaugher who won 14
of 19 faceoffs. Peaty finished with 12 saves for the Greyhounds.

The Tigers are back in action again this Saturday night when they
host Molloy College in Johnny Unitas Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Molloy is
replacing Butler on Towson's schedule after the Bulldogs announced
they have discontinued lacrosse.