“Our offense didn’t execute today and our shot selection was very poor,” Towson Coach Tony Seaman said. “We had as many shots as they did today, but our selection was not good at times. There were shots we should have finished and didn’t.”
Senior attackman Randall Cooper ended a nearly 30-minute scoring drought with his first goal of the season by converting a feed from senior Justin Schneider with 19 seconds remaining in the first half.
Just 14 seconds into the third quarter, the Tigers narrowed the deficit to 4-2 when sophomore midfielder Peter Mezzanotte scored the first goal of his college career, an unassisted marker past goalkeeper Peter Lowell.
After Todd Baxter scored to give
The Pioneers used goals from junior midfielders Charley Dickenson and John Dickenson to extend their advantage to 7-4 with 2:15 left in the third quarter.
Junior midfielder Will Harrington narrowed the Tigers’ deficit to 7-4 with 12:50 remaining in the fourth quarter off a Cooper feed, but the Pioneers followed with two goals for a 9-4 cushion they did not relinquish.
Cooper led the Tigers with one goal and one assist while four other Tigers scored a goal. Wheeler made seven saves in a losing effort as
McCutcheon and junior defenseman Joe Wascavage were named to the All-Tournament Team for the Tigers. The Tigers’ leading scorer with seven goals and four assists, McCutcheon scored six goals with two assists in the two games.
The Tigers will return home on Saturday afternoon to host 11th-ranked
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Goals: TOW Randall Cooper 1, Will Harrington 1, Bill McCutcheon 1, Peter Mezzanotte 1; DEN Joey Murray 2, Charley Dickenson 1, Cliff Smith 1, Alex Gajic 1, Todd Baxter 1, Alex Dempoulos 1, John Dickenson 1, Patrick Rogers 1. Assists: TOW Randall Cooper 1, Justin Schneider 1; DEN Charley Dickenson 2, Alex Gajic 1, Deke Jackson 1, Mark Matthews 1, Cliff Smith 1. Saves: TOW Rob Wheeler 7 (60:00, 9 goals allowed); DEN Peter Lowell 14 (60:00, 4 goals allowed). Shots: TOW 35; DEN 31. Extra-Man Opportunities: TOW 1 for 5; DEN 1 for 2. Attendance: 1098.