Tigers can’t handle Hoyas
Towson dropped its second game of the season, falling 13-10 to Georgetown in another close loss.
The Tigers (0-2) kept even with the Hoyas (2-0) at the beginning of the game, but the key turning point came when Georgetown scored five unanswered goals, taking a demanding 10-4 lead.
The Tigers let the lead get away from them by committing 10 turnovers in the first period.
The Tigers did their best to claw their way back, cutting the lead to three, but it was too big of a hole.
Sophomore attack Sarah Maloof led the offense. Maloof had four goals and two assists in the game. Maloof has had a hot start on the year, with six goals and three assists, giving her nine points on the season.
“I think our performance as a team wasn’t where it should have been and we knew that, but unfortunately it cost us the game,” she said. “On my part I was just trying to dig ourselves out of the hole we were in and just made sure when I got the opportunity to finish, I did.”
The Tigers also had strong performances from sophomore attack Kelly Duncan and senior midfielder Kelly Custer, who each had 2 goals.
Custer was disappointed in the loss, but remained positive.“The game was a little upsetting because we know that we should have beaten Georgetown,” she said. “We were making fundamental mistakes and we let it get to us. The great news is that we are aware of the mistakes and they are surely fixable. We have such a talented team and I know that we are ready to clean it up and get our first win doing it together.”
One of the main problems for the Tigers was giving up too many offensive opportunities to the Hoyas.
Georgetown outshot Towson 27-18.
The most fatal shots came from star Georgetown attack Caroline Tarzian, who burnt the Tigers with five goals.
Even though Towson gave up 13 goals, sophomore goalie Kelsea Donnelly made a career-high 11 saves on the day.
The Tigers are still looking for their first win of the year and look to get it Wednesday at UMBC. The game starts at 4 p.m.