Roundup: Towson women rally past Delaware in CAA opener

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Junior midfielder Rhiannon Coogle (North Harford) scored a career-high six goals to lead the Towson women's lacrosse team to a 14-9 win at Delaware on Sunday afternoon in their Colonial Athletic Association opener.

The Tigers (2-7, 1-0) ended a five-game losing streak with the win and now have won 13 straight CAA regular-season games dating to the 2011 season.


Delaware (6-4, 0-1) opened the game hot, scoring five of the game's first seven goals.

But Towson opened the second half on a 4-0 run to take a 10-6 lead with 20:54 to play. Coogle scored three of the Tigers' four goals during that stretch to record her first hat trick of the season and fourth of her career. A goal from Allison Hahn at 18:55, broke the Tigers run and made it a 10-7 game. Senior attacker Olivia Turner scored at 14:48 off an assist from sophomore attacker Paige Duncan.


Coogle scored her sixth goal of the game at 13:30 off an assist from Duncan. Coogle is the first Tiger since Hillary Fratzke in 2010 to score six goals in a game.

Graduate student Jackie LaMonica (Hereford) scored her second goal at 8:21 to give Towson a 13-8 lead.

Sophomore Kelsea Donnelly (South River) made five saves to earn the win in goal for the Tigers. Alex Zaugra made five saves in the loss for the Blue Hens, and Tori Zorovich had four saves in relief.

Towson finished the game with a 26-17 advantage in shots and won 14 of the game's 24 draw controls.

LaMonica, senior midfielder Laura Zinkand (Notre Dame Prep) and junior midfielder Kelly Murkey all scored two goals for the Tigers.

Hahn led the Blue Hens with three goals.

Army ends Baum's point streak in upset of No. 16 Colgate men

Freshman goalkeeper Sam Somers made 13 saves and sophomore attackman John Glesener scored a career-high five goals as the Army men picked up a dominant 10-4 win at No. 16 Colgate.


Glesener registered his fourth straight hat trick and led all players with six points. Senior tri-captain Andrew Boyd added two goals, while Pat Brennan, Garrett Thul and Al DeStefano added a single goal each for the Black Knights (6-3, 2-1 Patriot League).

Anchored by Somers' standout effort, the Army defense held the Raiders (7-3, 2-1) to their second-lowest scoring output of the season and ended reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum's 54-game point scoring streak. Senior close defenseman Brendan Buckley marked Baum all afternoon, while junior John Burk surrendered just one goal to Colgate's second-leading scorer, Ryan Walsh.

The Black Knights took control from the opening faceoff, scoring the first five goals and holding the Raiders scoreless over the opening 26 minutes. Colgate got on the board with 3:56 remaining in the second quarter, but the Black Knights never gave up momentum in the statement victory. Army outshot Colgate 37-29 and won the ground ball battle 30-24.

"This was our most complete effort to date," Army Joe Alberici said. "To come on the road against an outstanding Colgate team and play as well as we did top to bottom is a great feeling. I was very pleased with how we handled ourselves in the middle of the field, particularly on faceoffs and our clearing game in the first half, especially.

Grant 3rd on NLL points list

Forward John Grant Jr. moved into third place on the National Lacrosse League all-time scoring list, and the host Colorado Mammoth survived going scoreless in the second half for a 10-9 win over the Philadelphia Wings before an announced 15,292 at Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday night.


Grant, a former All-American at Delaware who also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, finished with two goals and three assists to surpass Gary Gait (1,165) for third on the list behind the Buffalo Bandits' John Tavares (1,627) and the Toronto Rock's Colin Doyle (1,260). Grant also retook the league scoring lead from Mark Matthews of the Edmonton Rush, which was idle over the weekend. Grant entered the night tied with Matthews at 35 goals. Grant also leads the league in shots with 158 and is second in power-play goals (13); he scored one Saturday night.

For the Wings (5-7), forward Drew Westervelt (John Carroll, UMBC) had a goal and two assists; forward Brendan Mundorf (Mount St. Joseph, UMBC) finished with a goal and an assist; forward Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) had a goal; and transition player Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) chipped in an assist. Grant's second goal sparked a 7-1 second-quarter run by the Mammoth (5-8), which took a 10-4 lead into halftime. Philadelphia scored the only five goals of the final 30 minutes.

Also Saturday, forward Joe Walters, Maryland's all-time leading scorer, had three assists as the host Rochester Knighthawks (5-6) rode a hot start to a 12-8 win over the first-place Toronto Rock on Saturday night before an announced 7,013 at Blue Cross Arena. Walters, who has the most points (227) and goals (153) in Terps history, helped set up the Knighthawks' last two tallies of a first quarter in which they outscored the Rock (9-5) by a 4-0 margin.

Jon Fogg