March 15, 2016
Ryan Drenner scored three goals as Towson enjoyed its largest offensive output since 2008. (John Strohsacker)
Ryan Drenner scored three goals as Towson enjoyed its largest offensive output since 2008. (John Strohsacker)

Men's Roundup: Towson Prevails in OT after Big OSU Rally

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State scored the last seven goals of regulation, but Towson redshirt freshman Ian Kirby scored the all-important last goal of the game in overtime as the No. 10 Tigers held off the unranked Buckeyes 10-9 on Tuesday night at Ohio Stadium.

In the Big Ten Network's first men's lacrosse game of the season, Towson led 6-1 at halftime and 9-2 with 10:43 left in the third quarter before the big Buckeyes rally.

Eric Fennell scored three straight to single-handedly cut the Towson lead to 9-5 with 4:18 left in the third. Carter Brown scored the next two, followed by J.T. Blubaugh and Austin Shanks, who tied the score at nine with 3:48 left in regulation.

The Towson defense dug in over the final minutes of the fourth and the first possession of overtime, which went to Ohio State but ended in a push with possession call against the Buckeyes. Kirby notched the winner after an extra man opportunity expired.

Spencer Parks finished with two goals and two assists while Joe Seider had two goals and Tyler White eight saves for the Tigers (6-1). Tom Carey had 12 saves for Ohio State (5-3).

Stony Brook Wins Battle of LI

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Stony Brook won the battle of Long Island.

The No. 16 Seawolves took care of business against No. 12 Hofstra, winning 13-5 at LaValle Stadium on Tuesday night.

Stony Brook (5-1) led 7-0 after the first quarter and cruised to the win. Brody Eastwood scored four goals and five shots, Challen Rogers had four points and Matt Schultz finished with three goals and two assists. Hofstra falls to 4-2.

'Nova Continues Hot Streak

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Seventh-ranked Villanova improved to 5-1 with a 12-8 win at Bucknell, and the Froccaro brothers didn't even necessarily light up the scoreboard. Jake and Joey combined for three goals while Devin McNamara and Johnny Gallaway each posted hat tricks. The Wildcats defense forced 12 turnovers and 'Nova outshot the Bison 55-26. Christian Klipstein finished with 23 saves for Bucknell (4-3) in the loss.

Cornell Edges Colgate

HAMILTON, N.Y. — John Edmonds found Zach Ward on the crease for the winner in as time expired to give Cornell a 6-5 win over Colgate. Cornell, which beat Virginia on Saturday, is now 3-2. Colgate falls to 3-4.


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