Emmitsburg, Md. (Feb. 18, 2017)--The Mount St. Mary's University men's lacrosse team fell to No. 12/13 Towson, 13-5, at Waldron Family Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Chris DiPretoro paced the Mountaineers with a pair of goals.
The Mount broke into the scoring column first when Ryan Lamon converted a Jack Mangan pass in transition for a 1-0 lead with 5:13 left in the opening quarter. Towson answered on a Ryan Drenner goal, but the Mount regained the lead on DiPretoro's first goal of the game on a feed from Bubba Johnson with 1:09 left in the first. Towson responded with a Joe Seider tally 38 seconds later to tie the score at 2-2 after one quarter of play.
Towson's Jon Mazza then took control of the game, recording a natural hat trick to put the Tigers ahead, 5-2. Mazza's first goal came 1:58 into the second quarter. He then added a pair of extra-man goals to make it 5-2. Brian Bolewicki and Cole Robertson made it a six-goal scoring run for Towson before DiPretoro's second goal of the game cut the deficit to 7-3 at the half.
Towson took control of the game in the second half, scoring six consecutive goals to build a 13-3 advantage. Mazza scored three times during the run, giving him six in the game. The Mount's Brendan Doyle and Johnson scored in the closing minutes to round out the scoring.
Towson outshot the Mount, 40-24, in the game while holding a 36-17 edge in ground balls.
DiPretoro finished with two goals with Johnson added a goal and an assist in the game. Goalkeeper Matt Vierheller made 10 saves while adding three ground balls. Jack Mangan scooped up a team-high four ground balls for the Mountaineers.
Mazza finished with six goals while Drenner added two goals and two assists. Alex Woodall won 13-of-16 face-offs while collecting a game-high nine ground balls.
The Mount is back in action on Tuesday, February 21, with a 3:00 p.m. matchup with Richmond at Waldron Family Stadium.