Towson winless at Mizzou Classic
The Tigers had a rough outing at the Mizzou Classic held in Columbia, Mo., losing all four of their games on the weekend.
Towson (5-12) only managed to win one set its four games and struggled again with committing errors.
In the first game against Southeast Missouri (7-7), Towson committed a whopping 37 errors and lost 3-1.
Junior Victoria Williams managed to have 10 kills in the match, one of the few bright spots for Towson in the match.
The Tigers’ next game was a 3-0 loss against top-ranked Missouri (15-0).
Towson limited its errors against Mizzou, but was simply outplayed by one of the top teams in the nation.
Missouri was able to hold Towson to just 42 overall points in the game and there were only a total of three lead changes.
Towson combined for team-total of 24 kills but struggled offensively against Missouri.
The third game was the closest game the Tigers played in, but the result was still the same, a 3-0 loss against Middle Tennessee St. (8-5).
Although Towson lost all three sets, it played Middle Tennessee St. tight, losing 25-21, 26-24 and 25-23.
Junior Saitaua Iosia led the way for the Tigers with 12 kills and five digs in the games.
Sophomore center Kelsey Polak and junior center Casey Giovanazzi each had 17 assists and showed strong center-play that the team needed.
But 23 errors proved huge against Middle Tennessee St., keeping Towson winless at the tournament.
The Tigers’ final game was another 3-0 loss against Samford (9-6), extending their losing streak to four.
It was another close game, however, errors once again doomed Towson. The Tigers committed 26 errors compared to only 15 from the Bulldogs.
Towson averaged 26.8 errors per game in the Mizzou Classic.
Head Coach Don Metil had acknowledged after previous matches that the Tigers needed to cut down on the errors, but the team seemed to take a step back in the tournament.
Towson will get a couple days off and then play their second home game of the season in the new SECU Arena on Friday against the Delaware Blue Hens (8-6). The game starts at 7 p.m.