Towson vs. Mount Saint Mary's
April 6, 2004
The Game Story:
TOWSON, Md. - - Freshman attackman Bobby Griebe scored three goals and senior midfielder Drew Pfarr added four assists to lead Towson University to its third straight win, a 17-6 non-conference victory over Mount St. Mary^s College at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The win pushed Towson (4-3) over the .500 mark for the first time this year while the loss dropped the defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Mount to 2-6.

Towson jumped out to a commanding 10-0 lead on the Mountaineers in the first quarter and never looked back from there. Griebe and fellow freshman attackman Jonathan Engelke led the first quarter explosion with five of the Tigers^ 10 goals in the period.

The Tigers extended the advantage to 11-0 early in the second quarter before the Mount got a goal from senior midfielder Jay Duffy off a feed from junior midfielder Billy Jautze.

Freshman midfielder Eric Siefert narrowed the margin to 11-2 just 1:09 left in the third period before back-to-back goals from sophomores Kyle Cunningham and Matt Zando extended the margin to 13-2.

The Mountaineers ran off four straight goals to narrow the margin to 13-6 with 1:35 left in the third quarter. Sophomore attackman Matt Warner started the rally with an extra-man goal off an assist from senior Charles Hogg. Duffy followed with his second goal of the game before freshman Benjamin Mundorff tallied to cut the Mountaineer deficit to 13-5. Jautze took a pass from Duffy and scored off Tiger netminder Drew Montgomery, who entered the game at the beginning of the third period in place of starter Mark DeGroat.

Towson countered with a 4-0 spurt of its own in the final 15:28 to take the victory. Freshman Oliver Bacon scored the first goal of his college career with 28 seconds left in the third stanza to halt the Mount^s momentum.

Freshman Ryan Preuss secured the victory by recording his first career hat trick with three goals in the final six minutes of the game. He had just one career goal entering the game.

Making just the second start of his college career, DeGroat made nine saves and allowed just one goal in 47 minutes. Montgomery recorded one save while allowing five goals in 13 minutes.

Sophomore Dan Whitehurst made 14 saves for the visiting Mountaineers. Towson returns to action this Saturday when the Tigers continue their Colonial Athletic Association schedule on the road at Sacred Heart. Game time is 1:00 pm. Mt. St. Mary^s travels to VMI this Saturday.