TU gets blinded by Saint Francis 4-0
Towson (0-11, 0-2 Colonial Athletic Association) dropped its second game of the weekend, this time against the Saint Francis Red Flash (6-4) Sunday in Loretto, Pa., 4-0.
The Tigers continued to allow early goals, a trend for them this season, conceding the first tally in the 11th minute, when the Flash’s Carissa Makea’s hard shot from inside the circle got past Towson ‘s sophomore goalie Tashani Dickson.
Saint Francis was not done with its momentum, adding to its lead just three minutes after its first goal.
Makea converted off of a penalty corner for her second goal of the game in the 14th minute.
Neither team could cash in for another goal before half, giving the Flash a 2-0 lead going into the break.
The Flash picked up where they left off in the second half, earning three penalty corners within the first 15 minutes.
However, they could not add to the cushion despite the opportunities given to them.
Towson needed an offensive spark and got one in a penalty corner in the 52nd minute. The Tigers could not convert on the chance as sophomore forward Stevie Winchester’s shot went wide of the goal.
“I think we just didn’t connect well today and didn’t finish on our opportunities in front of the goal,” junior defender Kate Williams said.
Instead, it was the Flash that doubled their lead in the next five minutes.
Saint Francis made it a three-goal lead when Kellie Mason deflected a pass from Selena Adamshick for the goal in the 56th minute.
Towson gave up another corner in the 58th minute, when Abby Webb scored the fourth Saint Francis goal when she tipped in Adamshick’s cross.
The Tigers could not find any opportunities to score throughout the rest of the half, leading to their fourth shutout of the season.
Saint Francis goalie Katelyn Vitali recorded one save in the game on two shots, while Dickson recorded five saves.
The Red Flash outshot Towson 13-3 in the game, and won the corner battle 13-3 as well. Nine Saint Francis shots made it on goal as opposed to Towson’s two.
“I think we’re improving every game and we enter every game anticipating a win,” Williams said. “We just need to finish to get that win that we work so hard for.”
Towson will return to play when it travels to Norfolk, Va. Friday night to play CAA-opponent Old Dominion (8-3, 3-0 CAA).
The game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.