Know Your Enemy - Towson

Know Your Enemy - Towson

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow’s game. Couldn’t. Be. Bigger. We hate Towson. What else is there to say? Our friend El Todd helped out with a hometown verbal beat down with last year’s Towson preview, so I didn’t get to share my hatred towards the black and yellow state schooler’s down south. Towson ended my career as a Dragon. And on top of that, they kicked our asses that night. I will never, ever, forget looking out across that parking lot to the lights at Johnny U stadium and thinking “That was it. It’s over.” Man, every year we play the Tigers for the rest of my life, I won’t be able to shake that sight from my memory. So, to be short, I despise them. Moving on…

Towson enters the weekend 7-6 on the season, but 3-1 in the CAA coming off last weekend’s 10-8 loss in Happy Valley. They have beat UMass, Hofstra, and Delaware. Towson has just as much riding on this game as we do, because wins over the Dragons and Hawks would put them at the 2 seed in conference playoffs. Expect a battle, but WPF will be in full force at Vidas tomorrow, so start studying your roster tonight.

Towson’s go to is Thomas DeNapoli. The junior attackman has notched 41 points (30g, 11a) on the season thus far. He’s supported primarily by attackman Cory Dobyns (18g, 2a) and midfielder Andrew Hodgson (17g, 10A). They have 4 other players on the roster with double digit points on the season. It looks as if they have  5 different guys taking their chances at the face off x this year, none of which with much success. As a unit they are 104/264 for 39.4%. Gonna be tough to win in West Illy when we have the ball all game…sorry fellas.

The defense seems to be their strength, holding opponents to 8.59 goals/game and 84 caused turnovers on the season. Calling the shots on D is Andrew Wascavage (Fieellllddd Dayyyy) with a solid .618 save % and averaging 14 saves through 13 games. “Get Back” JoJo Ostrander (15ct, 20gb, CAA All Rookie Team in ‘12), John Fennessy (8ct, 13gb, 2nd Team All CAA) , and Billy Choiniere (6ct, 20gb) round out the defense for the Tigers. The Kitty’s coaching staff has a ton of confidence in Ostrander and Fennessy to shut down whomever they are covering. We’ll see about that. The LSM duties seem to be in the hands of Jordan Fortmann (13ct, 28gb).

Our hands are full and there is a lot riding on this game. WPF faithful as well as plenty of other alumni and supporters will be in attendance this weekend as it is Homecoming Day at Vidas. I cannot wait to hit the lot at high noon tomorrow with my brothers in arms. Hope to see you there.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

-MAvato