Feisty, aggressive and down right brutal at times, best describes Saturday evening’s game between defending DI champion Towson and the visiting DII champs from West Chester.
Towson rolled in enjoying a 3 game winning streak, with all 3 wins coming within the Chesapeake Division, including a gutsy 5-4 win over crosstown rival Loyola. Meanwhile the Rams came to Baltimore high off their first win of the season in which they dispatched Williamson, 12-4.
However, the Tigers played horrible hosts to the Rams as they quickly built a 7-2 lead by halftime and never looked back, coasting through the 2nd half for an 11-5 win.
Zack Hansell netted 5 goals for the Tigers while sophomore Joey Brewer added 3. Jordan McFarland had a pair of goals for Towson as well, as all 11 Tiger goals came from 4 scorers. Defensemen Jake Hager netted the final goal on the evening for Towson. Jake Drexl had a strong game at the X, winning the majority if the draws he took.
West Chester was lead by senior RJ Zoba’s 2 goals, while junior Jack Veasey added 1 goal and 1 assist. Mike Cooke found the net from way out on an EMO opportunity for the Rams, as did Chris Warner. Zoba and the Rams worked the ball fairly well, getting good looks at the cage and occasionally getting a step on their defensemen, but Towson netminder Zach Peters was in top form, and made life difficult for West Chester shooters.
Game highlights and post game interviews below.
The Tigers travel to Delaware on Saturday 3/10 to take on the Blue Hens while West Chester will host Cabrini this Friday, 3/9.