Towson vs. Delaware
April 14, 2004
The Game Story:
Towson, Md. - Freshman Jonathan Engelke scored a game high four as the 12th-ranked Tigers (6-3, 3-0) edged 17th-ranked Delaware (8-4, 1-2) by an 11-9 margin in a key Colonial Athletic Association game at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Wednesday night.

The win was the Tigers' 11th straight CAA regular season victory and marked Towson's fourth consecutive win over the Blue Hens.

Engelke scored the first of his four goals with 13:07 left in the first quarter to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead and Towson never trailed again. After senior Drew Pfarr scored with 12:08 left, the Tigers owned a 2-0 lead.

Although Delaware never led in the game, the Blue Hens tied the game at 3-3 with 6:00 left in the first half on a goal by senior Ryan Metzbower.

The Tigers responded by scoring three straight goals as freshman Bobby Griebe scored with 4:56 left in the half, putting the Tigers ahead by 4-3. Engelke's scored goals with 1:29 remaining and 29 seconds left to give the Tigers a 6-3 lead. Freshman Jordan Hall tallied a goal with 11 seconds left to cut the lead to 6-4 at halftime.

A goal by junior Andy Hipple with 12:28 left in the third quarter pulled the Blue Hens to within 6-5 before senior Kyle Cunningham's goal gave the Tigers a 7-5 lead. Delaware cut the deficit to 7-6 with 9:20 left when freshman Cam Howard scored an extra man goal.

With 5:09 left in the third quarter, Engelke scored off a pass from Griebe for an 8-6 Tiger lead. Griebe's second goal of the game, off a pass from Alex Fountain on a fast break with two seconds left in the third quarter put the Tigers ahead, 9-6.

Towson earned its biggest lead of the game with 12:53 left as senior Brian Myers scored an unassisted goal to make it 10-6.

However, the Blue Hens weren't finished. Hall's second goal of the game cut the lead to 10-7 before Hipple scored off a pass from Bob Meunier with 6:07 left to make it a 10-8 lead. With 1:34 remaining, the Blue Hens pulled to within 10-9 on an unassisted goal by senior Matt Alrich.

However, senior Ben DeFelice won the ensuing faceoff and Delaware was called for a roughness penalty with 1:15 left in the game. The Tigers ran off most of the penalty while the Blue Hens tried to double-team the ball. With 20 seconds left, DeFelice clinched the win by scoring an unassisted goal into an open net.