Robert Morris vs. Towson
March 21, 2006
The Game Story:
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Three time defending Colonial Athletic Association champion Towson opened defense of its title against first-year league member Robert Morris, downing the Colonials 13-5 Tuesday afternoon in the first meeting ever between the two schools.

The victory improved Towson's record to 3-3. The Colonials fall to 1-6 and 0-3 in CAA play.

The Tigers jumped off to a 4-0 lead on goals by Brian Vetter, Phil Grillo, Todd MacMullan and Oliver Bacon in the opening 10 minutes of the contest. Frank Keel put the Colonials on the scoreboard with an unassisted marker but Bacon's second goal of the game with just 25 seconds left in the first quarter countered it.

RMU didn't get many shots in the first half but they got the most of the ones they did take, scoring three goals on four shots. The Tigers were 9 of 19.

The Colonials got off to a fast start in the second period with Eric DeSalvatore scoring. But the Tigers then went on a three-goal run with Nick Williams scoring once followed by two Grillo zingers. The Colonials finished the scoring for the half when Lee Davis tallied at the 1:20 mark. Towson assumed a 9-3 lead at halftime.

Towson put the game away early in the third quarter on Bacon's two goals and Grillo's fifth to give the Tigers a 12-3 advantage with 9:23 left. The Colonials just couldn't muster the fire power to come back from the deficit.

Towson's Kyle Cunningham scored Towson's last goal which was sandwiched between two RMU goals in the fourth quarter.

Grillo's career high five goals showed the way for the Tigers. Bacon also recorded a career high with his four goals.

Towson returns to action this Saturday night when the Tigers host 13th-ranked Delaware in a league contest in Johnny Unitas Stadium beginning at 7:30.