Towson at Navy: Halftime thoughts
Two teams that have struggled at times to produce consistently on the offensive end of the field have exploded – by their standards – for a combined 14 goals with Towson and Navy taking a 7-7
lead tie into halftime at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis Tuesday night.
The visiting Tigers (1-3) scored on three of their first four shots to sprint to a 3-0 lead, but the Midshipmen (2-4) answered with a 3-0 run over a 2-minute, 55-second period spanning the first and second quarters.
Towson took another three-goal lead with junior attackman Matt Lamon’s second goal of the game with 4:58 left before halftime, but Navy scored tied the score in the final three minutes.
The Midshipmen got a pair of goals from freshmen attackmen Sam Jones and Tucker Hull with 51.8 seconds and 1.7 seconds left, respectively.
*The Tigers have not been able to handcuff senior midfielder Andy Warner, who has registered five assists thus far. Jones and junior midfielder Nikk Davis have each scored twice. Towson has been led by a pair of goals each from Lamon and senior midfielder Pat Britton.
*After dominating Lafayette with an 18-of-25 effort on faceoffs, Navy has been even more effective, winning 13-of 16 draws. But the Midshipmen have not been able to take advantage of junior Logan West’s work. On the flipside, Towson’s chances will dive if the team doesn’t improve on faceoffs.
*Navy has 15 ground balls to the Tigers’ 11, but the Midshipmen have also committed seven turnovers to Towson’s three. So far, neither stat has hurt either side too much, but that could be something to keep an eye on in the second half.