Tigers drop fifth straight game
Towson suffered a 4-0 against the Monmouth Hawks Sunday in West Long Branch, N.J., extending its losing streak to five games.
Monmouth (2-5) started the game with intensity, keeping Towson (1-7) on the defensive end of the field.
Seven minutes into the first half sophomore midfielder Kelsey Jenkens had an impressive defensive save keeping the score knotted at zero.
The Tigers started the game strong defensively, not allowing the Hawks to score after defending eight defensive penalty corners in the first 30 minutes of the game.
With only two minutes remaining in the first half, Hawks senior Trish O’Dwyer scored the first goal of the game.
Monmouth junior Hannah Loux added another goal with just over a minute remaining in the first half to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead after the first 35 minutes of play
Towson came out strong in the second half, as freshman defender Sam Zelenack took Towson’s first shot of the game five minutes in.
Junior Amanda Westerweller blocked the shot.
Just four minutes later, Zelenack took the second shot of the game for the Tigers. The shot was wide.
After a timeout by Monmouth with 13 minutes left in the second half, junior Amanda Schoenfeld scored for the Hawks to increase the lead to 3-0.
Towson continued to battle and Zenelack gained two offensive penalty corners with 11 minutes left in the game.
Junior forward/midfielder Courtney Branco had a shot blocked with 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Monmouth freshman Casey Hanna added to the Monmouth lead with a goal with a little over six minutes remaining.
Towson freshman goalie Megan Boyle had nine saves in the game.
Towson will face Robert Morris on Friday and Ohio on Saturday in Moon Township, Pa. Both games are scheduled for noon.