N.C. State tournament yields mixed results
Towson came away from the North Carolina State Tournament with mixed results, winning just one of the three games the team played in.
The Tigers (3-5) first game was against the Binghamton Bearcats. It was a back-and-forth match, that took all five sets, as the teams traded until the final fifth set.
Towson committed only two errors in the final set, allowing it to win the last set 15-13 to start the tournament.
Juniors Victoria Williams and Saitaua Iosia led the attack against Binghamton, with 15 kills each.
Defensively, the Tigers dominated with 13 team blocks, as the Bearcats only had five team blocks.
Towson lost its next game of the tournament to Appalachian State. The Tigers lost three straight sets to the Mountaineers (5-1) and were never able to get things going offensively.
Williams managed to have nine kills and four digs and freshman Lindsay Flaherty had two kills of her own.
But it was all Appalachian St. in this game, as the Mountaineers were able to outscore the Tigers an overall 75-50.
Emily Corrigan, who had 12 kills and four digs in the game, led the Mountaineers.
There were only four lead changes in the game, as Towson struggled to keep up with the Mountaineers.
The Tigers faced host N.C. State in their final match of the tournament.
The Wolfpack (6-0), were able to win the first two sets 25-16 and 25-12.
The Tigers got back in the match by winning the third set 25-23. However, the Wolfpack were able to take the fourth set 25-15.
Iosia once again led Towson offensively. She had 15 kills in the game.
Sophomore Kelsey Polak had 33 assists and junior Paige Sekerak had 10 digs.
A key issue to some of Towson’s losses has been sloppy play and errors.
The Tigers racked up 33 attacking errors against Appalachian State and then 29 attacking errors against N.C. State.
The Tigers next match is an in-state matchup against the UMBC Retrievers (3-4).
The match will take place at UMBC on Tuesday at 7 p.m.