PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Towson Tigers scored four unanswered goals in the fourth period to earn a 7-4 victory over 10th-ranked Rutgers before 1,191 fans on Saturday at Yurcak Field. With the loss, the Scarlet Knights fall to 4-2." />
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No. 10 Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse Upset by Towson, 7-4
Havalchak Makes 15 Saves for Scarlet Knights
  • Posted on March 27, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Towson Tigers scored four unanswered goals in the fourth period to earn a 7-4 victory over 10th-ranked Rutgers before 1,191 fans on Saturday at Yurcak Field. With the loss, the Scarlet Knights fall to 4-2. Despite the setback, sophomore goalie Greg Havalchak (Corning, NY) made 15 saves, including eight in the second half.

    Trailing by a goal entering the fourth quarter, the Tigers evened the score with 12:29 to play in the game and took the lead for good with 7:01 left, as Keith Obloj scored an unassisted goal. Towson added a fast-break goal with 5:45 remaining that gave it a two-goal edge, 6-4, and added another tally with 27 seconds to play in regulation.

    Rutgers’ Matt Apel (Bridgewater, NJ) opened the scoring 2:41 into the game, as he took a feed from Delby Powless (Hagersville, Ontario) to give RU an early 1-0 lead. Apel’s goal proved to be the only offense of the first quarter, as both the Scarlet Knights and Tigers settled into a defensive battle.

    Tim White (Rockville Center, NY) made the score 2-0 when he beat Towson goalkeeper Mark DeGroat with 12:21 to play in the second quarter off a pass from Jamie Lovejoy (Holbrook, NY). Towson responded with two goals within a minute of each other late in the quarter, but Rutgers led 3-2 at halftime as Powless scored with 34 seconds to play in the quarter.

    Apel scored his second goal of the game to make the score 4-2 just three minutes into the third quarter. Towson pulled to within one, 4-3, at the end of the quarter when Jonathan Engelke found the back of the net with two seconds remaining.

    Towson held a 35-27 advantage in shots, including a 22-12 edge in shots on goal.

    Rutgers returns to action on Thursday, April 1, when it travels to Fairfield, CT, to face the Stags at 7:00 p.m.

                              Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                              2004 Rutgers Men's Lacrosse
                 Towson vs #10 Rutgers (Mar 27, 2004 at Piscataway, NJ)
    
    
    
    Towson (2-3) vs.                                  Score by period       1  2  3  4  Tot
    Rutgers (4-2)                                     -------------------------------------
    Date: Mar 27, 2004  Attendance: 1191              Towson..............  0  2  1  4 -  7
    Weather:                                          Rutgers.............  1  2  1  0 -  4
    
    Towson SCORING: GOALS: Engelke, Jonathan 2; Chane, Peyton 1; Obloj, Keith 1;
    Griebe, Bobby 1; Fountain, Alex 1; Cunningham, Kyle 1.
    ASSISTS: Chane, Peyton 1; Mull, Steve 1; Obloj, Keith 1.
    
    Rutgers SCORING: GOALS: APEL, Matt 2; POWLESS, Delby 1; WHITE, Tim 1.
    ASSISTS: LOVEJOY, Jamie 1; POWLESS, Delby 1; WHITE, Tim 1.
    
    
    
    
    Shots by period       1  2  3  4  Tot
    -------------------------------------
    Towson..............  9  7 10  9 - 35
    Rutgers.............  9  8  6  4 - 27
    
    Ground balls by prd   1  2  3  4  Tot
    -------------------------------------
    Towson..............  8  9 10  6 - 33
    Rutgers.............  5  9  5  8 - 27
    
    Face-offs by prd       1     2     3     4    Total
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Towson..............  2-2   3-5   1-2   2-5  -  8-14
    Rutgers.............  0-2   2-5   1-2   3-5  -  6-14
    
    Clears by period       1     2     3     4    Total
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Towson..............  2-2   1-1   3-3   4-4  - 10-10
    Rutgers.............  3-4   3-3   2-2   2-3  - 10-12
    
    Extra-man opps         1     2     3     4    Total
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Towson..............  0-0   0-0   0-4   0-0  -  0-4
    Rutgers.............  0-0   0-1   0-1   0-1  -  0-3
    
    
    Saves by period       1  2  3  4  Tot
    -------------------------------------
    Towson..............  4  1  1  2 -  8
    Rutgers.............  3  4  7  1 - 15
    
    Turnovers by prd      1  2  3  4  Tot
    -------------------------------------
    Towson..............  6  4  4  7 - 21
    Rutgers.............  4  5  6  5 - 20
    
    
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