State lacrosse roundup (March 26): Towson men overcome slow start to earn 15-6 win

State lacrosse roundup (March 26): Towson men overcome slow start to earn 15-6 win
Left to right, UMBC's Zach Esser tries to stop Towson's Ryan Drenner, but Drenner skips past his outstretched leg in the second quarter at Johnny Unitas Stadium on March 5, 2016. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

Ryan Drenner (Westminster) had four goals and two assists and the No. 9 Towson men's lacrosse team got over a slow start to stay perfect at home by beating Binghamton, 15-6, Saturday.

Ben Kocis scored twice to give the Bearcats (2-5) a 2-0 lead with 9:44 left in the first quarter. The teams traded goals to end the quarter with Binghamton up 3-1.


Towson's Brian Bolewicki (Calvert Hall) scored twice in the second quarter for a 3-all halftime score.

The Tigers (8-1) went on a 12-3 run in the second half to improve to 6-0 at home.

No. 13 Stony Brook 14, UMBC 11: Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) scored a season-high six goals, but the host Retrievers (1-5, 0-2 America East) fell to the Seawolves (6-2, 1-1).

Stony Brook built an 11-7 halftime lead.

No. 14 Navy 12, Lehigh 7: The Midshipmen (6-2, 4-1 Patriot League) got their first win in Bethlehem, Pa., since 2010.

Patrick Keena had three goals and two assists for Navy. The Mountain Hawks fell to 5-3, 2-2.

Robert Morris 11, Mount St. Mary's 9: Mark Hojnoski and Justin Gosnell (Havre de Grace) each had two goals and an assist, but the host Mountaineers (4-3, 0-1 Northeast Conference) lost to the Colonials (4-5, 2-0).

The Mount led 6-5 after the first quarter, but Robert Morris went on a 3-1 run in the second quarter to take the lead.

Salisbury 26, Southern Virginia 7: The host Sea Gulls (11-0, 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference) opened with a 10-0 run and beat the Knights (5-5, 2-3).

Carson Kalama (Bel Air) had four goals and two assists for Salisbury.

Merchant Marine Academy 15, Goucher 5: Matt Messerle made 11 saves, but the visiting Gophers (7-3, 0-2 Landmark Conference) fell to the Mariners (6-1, 1-0).

Christopher Newport 12, Frostburg State 11: Randy Foster scored the game-winner with 1:40 left as the host Captains (8-2, 2-0 CAC) beat the Bobcats (11-1, 2-1).


No. 19 Towson 7, Delaware 6, OT: Michelle Gildea scored the game-winner with 1:06 left in overtime as the host Tigers (7-2, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) beat the Blue Hens (8-3, 0-1).


Freshman Angie Benson made eight saves, including two in overtime to help secure the victory. Carly Tellekamp scored the tying goal for Towson with 3:46 left in regulation.

No. 1 Maryland 18, James Madison 6: Megan Whittle (McDonogh) had five goals and Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) had a hat trick to power the host Terps (8-0) past the Dukes (4-7).

No. 18 Johns Hopkins 17, Furman 3: Shannon Fitzgerald had a hat trick to lead the host Blue Jays (8-4) past the Paladins (5-4).

UMBC 11, Duquesne 6: Sam Nolan (Fallston) had four goals and three assists and the visiting Retrievers (6-3) used an 8-2 first half to carry them past the Dukes (2-5).

Loyola Maryland 10, Boston University 6: Sabrina Tabasso had a hat trick and Molly Wolf (Bryn Mawr) made 14 saves to lead the Greyhounds (6-4, 3-0 Patriot) past the host Terriers (4-5, 2-1).

Holy Cross 7, Navy 6: Jenna Collins (River Hill) had a hat trick, but the visiting Mids (5-4, 0-2 Patriot) fell to the Crusaders (1-9, 1-1).

St. Mary's 17, Roanoke 11: The host Seahawks (10-1) won their third straight beat the Maroon (3-5). Meg Gesner (Severn) had three goals for St. Mary's.

Salisbury 12, Mary Washington 8: Kristen Murphy (Westminster) had two goals and two assists to lead the visiting Sea Gulls (9-1, 3-0 CAC) past the Eagles (9-2, 2-1).