Tigers torn apart by Terps
Towson (1-15, 0-4 Colonial Athletic Association) lost 9-0 to the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins Tuesday night at College Park.
Maryland started strong offensively and continued its momentum throughout the first half. By halftime, the score was 8-0 in favor of the Terrapins.
Maxine Fluharty got Maryland started in the seventh minute when she knocked in a rebounded shot in front of the cage. Fluharty led the Terrapins with four goals in the game.
Towson’s defense held the Terrapins’ offense in check for the next five minutes, but in the 13th minute, Maryland went on a streak that included five goals in less than six minutes.
Katie Gerzabeck’s chip shot that beat Towson sophomore goalie Tashani Dickson began the rally, which included five different Maryland scorers.
Fluharty converted for her second goal of the night in the 16th minute when her reverse stick found the net. Capping the rally were Jill Witmer and Kirstie Dennig, making the score 6-0 in the 19th minute.
Fluharty made it a hat trick with a deflection in front of the goal in the 23rd minute, and was followed by Hayley Turner’s goal before half.
“I think we started off very strong,” junior defender Kate Williams said. “But we didn’t capitalize on the opportunities we had.”
Towson was outshot 26-1 in the first half and 33-2 in the game. Dickson tied her season-high 15 saves, while senior defender Megan Penza recorded a defense save en route to the loss.
Towson will look for its first CAA victory when it hosts Delaware at noon on Sunday.