Tribe surprise Tigers
Towson (6-17, 0-5 Colonial Athletic Association) dropped two more matches over the weekend, losing to James Madison 3-1 Friday, and William & Mary 3-2 Saturday.
The Tigers’ loss on Saturday to William & Mary was the fourth straight for the Tigers.
They have now lost nine out of their last 10 matches.
Their last win was Sept. 29 over George Washington.
The Tigers went into the fourth set with a 2-1 lead, but the Tribe (7-14, 2-3 CAA) was able to rally to take the fourth set 25-23, forcing a fifth set.
In the fifth set, the Tigers and the Tribe went back forth.
However, William & Mary put up three straight unanswered points to take a 14-11 lead and went on take a 15-12 set win to win the match.
Junior outside hitter Victoria Williams had a solid effort for the Tigers with 13 kills in the match.
Junior outside hitter Saitaua Iosia added 14 kills and 16 digs in the match. Iosia had a total of 28 kills for the weekend.
Freshman middle blocker Lindsay Flaherty had 11 kills and eight digs in the game.
Flaherty has stepped up for the Tigers all year, showing a lot of promise for her young age.
Towson beat itself Friday evening against the Dukes (7-10, 2-2 CAA).
It committed 32 errors. Twenty of the 32 errors committed by the Tigers came in the third and fourth sets.
The errors were costly, as the Tigers had tied the match at one before losing the last two sets.
Iosia had 14 kills in the game, but also committed seven errors on the attacking end.
Senior outside hitter Dayane Van Ass committed nine errors that hurt the team as well, but still had 10 kills to help the Tiger’s offense.
Sophomore outside hitter Haley Pa’akaula, who has produced for Towson as of late, added 11 kills of her own in the game.
Towson’s inexperience has shown during the losing streak. Errors have plagued the Tigers throughout the season.
Towson has committed 153 attacking errors and 182 service errors so far this season.
Their opponents have only committed 436 attacking errors and 153 service errors.
Towson finds itself in last place in the CAA, one game behind seventh place UNC Wilmington (12-7, 1-4 CAA).
The Tigers next game is a conference matchup against Northeastern (12-7, 4-1 CAA) Friday, Oct. 18.
The Huskies are on a five-game winning streak and a win could go a long way for the Tigers’ confidence.
Head Coach Don Metil was unavailable for comment.
Friday’s match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. from Boston, Mass.