April 16, 2005
TOWSON, MD (April 16, 2005) - Sophomore attackman Jonathan Engelke scored a season-high five goals as Towson University posted a 17-9 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Sacred Heart University at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday evening. The Pioneers, now losers of six-straight, fall to 4-7 overall and 0-4 in the CAA. Towson improves to 8-3 overall and 3-1 in the league.
The Tigers jumped to a 4-1 lead in the opening eight minutes of the game with four players scoring a goal. After midfielder Keith Obloj scored just 50 seconds into the game, the Pioneers quickly countered with an unassisted tally from Kiel Adams (Rome, NY). Towson scored three straight goals to regain the advantage at 4-1 with goals from Engelke, Nick Williams and Oliver Bacon.
The Pioneers answered with a three-goal run of their own to tie the game at 4-4 with 11:53 remaining in the second quarter. With 4:09 remaining in the first period, Matthew Robideau (Massena, NY) took a pass from Kevin Walker (Rochester, NY) and scored to cut the deficit to 4-2. Robideau's goal was followed by a Tony Tanzi (Mahopac, NY) tally with 58 seconds remaining before Adams opened the second quarter scoring with his second goal of the game.
With 7:53 left in the period, the Tigers took a 5-4 lead when midfielder Todd MacMullan scored his 11th goal of the season off a Williams feed. Bacon tallied his ninth goal just 33 seconds later to give Towson a two-goal cushion.
The Pioneers cut the deficit to 7-6 by scoring two of the next three goals to end the first half with a slim 7-6 deficit. Freshman Kiernan Carney (Yorktown Heights, NY) scored to make it 6-5 and fellow freshman Billy Fuchs (Merrick, NY) answered a Kyle Fiat goal with 2:10 left in the quarter.
Engelke and junior Kyle Fiat scored back-to-back goals to start the third quarter, giving the Tigers a 9-6 margin. The two goals ignited a 9-2 spurt for the Tigers over the next 18 minutes, giving Towson a 16-8 lead it would not relinquish. Engelke scored twice in the run, while freshman Steve Jacobs recorded the first goal of his college career. Engelke was one of six Tigers to score multiple goals. Williams recorded a career-high five points with two goals and three assists, while Obloj scored twice to go with two assists.
Adams and Robideau led the Pioneers with three goals each in a losing effort.
Senior goalkeeper Reed Sothoron made 14 saves in 56 minutes for the Tigers before freshman Matt Antol finished the game by not allowing a goal in the final four minutes. Sacred Heart goalkeeper Thomas Hind (Farmingdale, NY) stopped six shots for the Pioneers in 47 minutes.
The Pioneers return to action next Saturday, April 21st when they host Villanova on Senior Day, face-off slated for 1 pm.