Towson falls to VCU 4-1
Towson (0-8) dropped its first of two home games this weekend, falling 4-1 to Virginia Commonwealth (8-0) Friday night.
Towson began the first half with the offensive momentum, but could not convert on three corners within the game’s early portion.
Instead, it was the VCU Rams who cashed in the first few opportunities that they experienced. The first tally came off of a penalty corner where Meaghan Neylon’s shot was deflected by a Towson defender into the goal.
Four minutes later, the VCU offense found another answer to the Tigers’ defense. Kelsey Scherrer got past two Towson defenders and sent the ball to the right corner for a 2-0 lead.
The Rams added another goal before halftime when Arialle Hess deflected a hard shot past Towson goalie Tashani Dickson.
Entering the second half down three goals, Towson pressured the Rams for most of the first 10 minutes. However, the Tigers could not cut the deficit despite multiple shots on goal.
VCU did not have many goal scoring chances in the half, but they managed to add another goal to their lead in the 56th minute when Scherrer converted off of a penalty corner.
The Rams defense remained strong for most of the half, but the Tigers tallied their first goal of the game in the 65th minute when Catie Barnwell found Courtney Branco for her fifth goal of the season.
Towson will host Colonial Athletic Association foe James Madison on Sunday at noon at Johnny Unitas Stadium.