Towson vs. Sacred Heart
March 1, 2003
The Game Story:
TOWSON, Md. - - Senior attackman Ryan Obloj scored three goals and added three assists to lead Towson University to an 18-6 victory over Sacred Heart University in the Colonial Athletic Association league opener for both teams Saturday afternoon. The win improved the Tigers^ record to 1-1 on the year while the Pioneers dropped to 0-2. Towson jumped off to a 5-0 lead on goals by five different players before the Pioneers could score. The Tigers rattled off another four goals for a 9-1 lead and eventually led 13-2 by halftime. Eight different Tigers scored in the first half with Obloj hitting the nets twice. The Pioneers played the Tigers a lot tougher in the second half but the damage had been done. Towson^s largest lead was by 12 goals (16-4) midway in the fourth period. Junior midfielder Drew Pfarr, who sat out Towson^s season opener against Rutgers with a broken thumb, returned to the lineup and tallied three goals. Brad Monaco, Kenny Lynch and Todd Spear each had two goals for Towson. Senior attackman Erick Perez paced the Pioneers with two goals and one assist. Towson keeper Reed Sothoron made 11 saves in 49 minutes of work. Thomas Hind had 13 stops for the Pioneers. It was a penalty marred game. Sacred Heart was whistled for 17 penalties and spent 16:00 in the box. Towson had 13 penalties for 11:30. The combined 30 penalties ties a