No. 19 Towson Dispatches Butler, 16-7

TOWSON, Md. - Senior attackman Bobby Griebe scored four goals and added three assists to lead Towson to a 16-7 victory over Butler Wednesday night in Johnny Unitas Stadium.

The win improved the Tigers' record to 2-2 and snapped a two-game losing streak. The Bulldogs dropped to 1-4. Towson took advantage of an illegal stick penalty to score three extra man goals and start a decisive 7-0 run that broke a 2-2 tie. Butler never recovered, falling behind by 9-3 at the half.

The Tigers took the early lead on goals by Todd MacMullan and Adam Hagelin. But as the first quarter was winding down the Bulldogs stormed back to tie it at 2-2 on goals by Adam Wade and Dan McLoughlin.

Shortly after pulling even with the Tigers the Bulldogs were called for an illegal stick and were down a man for the mandatory three minutes, during which time the Tigers scored three times.

Back to even Towson's attack took control with Griebe, Phil Grillo (2 goals) and Steve Mull scoring as the Tigers assumed a 9-2 lead with 8:01 left in the second period.

Towson outshot the Bulldogs 20-5 in the first half and finished with a 35-22 advantage. Towson also dominated the faceoff circle, winning 17 of 24 draws with Matt Eckerl going 14-4. Towson's extra man offense worked to near perfection, scoring six goals on seven opportunities.

Griebe's seven points are a career high for him. Ten different Tigers scored with freshman Justin Schneider, Grillo and Mull each scoring twice.

The Tigers are back in action again on Sunday when they host second-ranked Virginia at 1:00 p.m.
SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Butler.............. 2 1 3 1 - 7
Towson.............. 3 6 3 4 - 16

Attendance: 668

Butler SCORING:
GOALS: SMITH, Cliff 3; WADE, Adam 2; SIEVERTS, Jeremy 1; McLOUGHLIN, Dan 1.
ASSISTS: SIEVERTS, Jeremy 2; BRAUCH, Phil 1.

Towson SCORING:
GOALS: Griebe, Bobby 4; Mull, Steve 2; Grillo, Phil 2; Schneider, Justin 2;
Hagelin, Adam 1; Batton, Kyle 1; Rutledge, Kevin 1; MacMullan, Todd 1;
Andre, Timmy 1; Vetter, Brian 1.
ASSISTS: Griebe, Bobby 3; Bacon, Oliver 2; Fiat, Kyle 2; Hagelin, Adam 2;
Batton, Kyle 1; Cunningham, Kyle 1; Eckerl, Matt 1; Mull, Steve 1;
Rutledge; Kevin 1; Williams, Nick 1.

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Butler.............. 3 2 6 11 - 22
Towson.............. 10 10 6 9 - 35

GROUND BALLS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Butler.............. 4 5 10 3 - 22
Towson.............. 11 13 11 12 - 47

FACE-OFFS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Butler.............. 0-6 2-7 3-7 2-4 - 7-24
Towson.............. 6-6 5-7 4-7 2-4 - 17-24

CLEARS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Butler.............. 4-5 2-4 8-10 6-8 - 20-27
Towson.............. 3-4 5-6 4-5 9-11 - 21-26

EXTRA-MAN OPPS 1 2 3 4 Total
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Butler.............. 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-0 - 0-3
Towson.............. 2-3 2-2 0-0 2-2 - 6-7

SAVES BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Butler.............. 4 3 2 2 - 11
Towson.............. 0 1 0 2 - 3

TURNOVERS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Butler.............. 5 5 9 6 - 25
Towson.............. 5 5 8 7 - 25

PENALTIES - Butler 7/6:00; Towson 3/2:00.

2006-03-16



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