The Towson Tigers are on top of the CAA once again after beating the Drexel Dragons, 16-14, in the CAA title game on Saturday. The Tigers fought threw a tough Drexel team and injury as star faceoff man Alex Woodall is out with an injury.
Drexel was led by Ryan Genord and Reid Bowering who each tallied 4 points (3G,1A). In cage for the Dragons Ross Blumenthal made 11 saves.
For Towson it was Luke Fromert and Grant Maloof who led the way as they each tallied 4 points in the win for the Tigers. In cage, Tyler Canto made 17 saves as he stood on his head in the win.
It was a quick start for Towson as Brendan Sunday scored on the Tigers first possession of the game. Brody McLean put the Tigers up 2-0 at the 12-minute mark in the first. Collin Mailman finally got the Dragons on the board with 10:29 in the first.
Jack Mulcahy tied things up at 2 all for the Dragons midway though the first. It was very back-and-forth to end the first quarter as Towson held a 5-4 lead heading into the second.
Towson extended their run to four and went up 7-4 early on in the second quarter. Drexel struck back with a three-goal run that tied things up at 7 with 7:39 in the second. The Tigers ended the half with five-goal run that put them up 12-7 as they looked to have all the momentum heading into the second half.
Ryan Genord got the first one of the third for Drexel but Timmy Monahan answered for Towson just a minute later. That was the start of a three-goal Tiger run that put them up 15-8 midway through the third. Jimmeh Koita got the Dragons going again, scoring right off of the faceoff. Luke Fromert closed out the scoring for Towson with just a second left in the third to make it a 16-9 Tigers lead and give Fromert his fourth of the day.
An Angry Dragon squad came out and dominated the fourth quarter. Drexel held Towson scoreless in the final period of play and scored five of their own. They couldn’t complete the comeback as Towson escaped with the 16-14 win to punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament.