Towson's inability to slow down two players led to a 9-6 girls lacrosse loss to host Dulaney Wednesday. Seniors Sarah Dorl and Lauren Bundick each scored three goals to power the Lions.
It was Dulaney's fourth straight win against Towson in as many years.
The score was tied, 4-4, at halftime, but Dulaney (7-3) scored five unanswered goals in the second half over a stretch of about seven minutes to take control of the game.
Corinne Wood help ignite the Lions' standout stretch.
The senior defender scored on a free-position shot with 17:23 remaining to start the run of goals, and she fed Annie Sachs, a freshman midfielder, for another one only 21 seconds later.
"We had a lack of focus for a couple of minutes and they took advantage of it," Towson coach Jamie Giffuni said of Dulaney's five-goal stretch. "We had mental lapses, mental breakdowns."
Towson (6-3) made things interesting in the final 10 minutes.
Hope Lockwood scored with 8:21 left, and Aylish Ptak added a goal 34 seconds later to trim the lead to 9-6.
The Generals had their chances to cut further into the lead in the last 5:30, but Dulaney senior goalie Caroline Meegan (nine saves) stopped three shots in that span and another shot went wide of the goal.
"I think we played really hard in both halves, but we made some adjustments on the draws and did some little things to clean up our play in the second half," Dulaney coach Kristi Kurrow said. "I thought we were a little sloppy in the first half. I thought our catching and passing was better in the second half. A little cleaner."
Sachs finished with two goals.
Towson freshman attacker Maggie Schneidereith led the Generals with three goals.
Casey Ryan also scored for the Lions and made Haley Hicklen made six saves.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun