DURHAM, N.H. - Towson University posted a 4-2 victory over the University of New Hampshire in men's soccer action here at Lewis Field this afternoon. The win improves the Tigers to 7-6-1 overall and 4-1-1 in America East, while the Wildcats record now stands at 5-8-0 overall and 2-4-0 in the league.
Towson would net the only goal of the first half when Todd Lauber (Colorado Springs, Col.) took a feed from Kevin Corradini (Annapolis, Md.) and scored on the left side in the 14th minute. The Tigers would increase the lead to 2-0 at 53:39 when Mike Hoeck (Baldwin, Md.) scored on a feed from Lauber.
The Wildcats cut Towson's lead in half in the 64th minute when sophomore Doug Lawver (Doylestown, Pa.) scored unassisted to make it 2-1. Three minutes later Towson would make it 3-1 when Alfonso DeMares (Barranquilla, Columbia) scored from 15 yards out on the left side.
Randy Tolson (Baltimore, Md.) completed the scoring for Towson in the 80th minute when he scored off a corner kick.
Freshman Justin Blanchette (Canterbury, N.H.) closed out the scoring for the game when he scored off a feed from Ryan DiNunzio (Kenmore, N.Y.) The goal was the first career goal for the product of Belmont High School.
Junior Shaun O'Neil (Wrentham, Mass.) made two saves for the Wildcats, while Chris Hurley (Boca Raton, Fla.) turned away six shots for the Tigers.
Both teams return to action on Sunday with America East games. The Wildcats will host Delaware in their home finale at 2 p.m., while the Tigers travel to Maine for a noon contest.