Towson vs. Robert Morris
March 31, 2007
The Game Story:
TOWSON, Md. - Towson remained unbeaten in the Colonial Athletic Association and stretched its winning streak to three with a convincing 16-3 victory over Robert Morris Saturday afternoon in Johnny Unitas Stadium.

The win pushed the 14th-ranked Tigers to 5-2 on the year and 2-0 in the CAA. The Colonials fell to 3-4 and 0-2 in the league.

Towson had the game in hand early, working to a 15-1 halftime lead while outshooting Robert Morris 43-8 in the first 30 minutes. The Tigers finished with a 63-24 shot advantage for the game.

Senior midfielder Nick Williams opened the scoring just 54 seconds into the game when he took a pass from junior midfielder Brian Vetter. The Colonials then evened the score at 1-1 when sophomore Brandon Johnson tallied off a feed from junior long stick Brendan Arthur on a broken Towson play with 13:03 left in the first period. But from there it was all Towson.

Vetter assisted on three of the Tigers' first four goals. His assist on junior midfielder Adam Hagelin's goal put the Tigers out front for good and started a 14-0 run that led to the comfortable halftime margin.

Towson coach Tony Seaman substituted freely from the outset of the third quarter. All 40 players who dressed for the game played.

There were only three goals scored in the entire second half. The Colonials got two of them within a 61-second span as the third quarter was winding down. Junior attackman Timmy Andre netted the game's final score with 6:40 left on the clock in the fourth quarter.

Williams, Hagelin and senior attackman Bobby Griebe all had hat tricks for Towson. Freshman middie Cryder DiPietro and junior attackman Jonathan Engelke each had two scores for the Tigers.

The Tigers played three goalkeepers. Starter Matt Antol (one goal allowed, two saves) played the first quarter before giving way to junior Billy Sadtler (two goals allowed, four saves) who minded the nets for the next 32:05 of the contest. Freshman Rob Wheeler finished, making four saves in his 12:55 between the pipes.

The Colonials employed four goalies in the game. Freshman Sal Barcia relieved starter Jason Dockum with 14 seconds left in the first period. Both Barcia and Dockum surrendered eight goals each but Barcia recorded 14 saves.

The Tigers return to action Tuesday night when they make the short trip around the Baltimore Beltway to face the UMBC Retrievers under the lights at 7:30 p.m. Robert Morris travels to Hofstra next weekend.