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Dance team comes from behind to win National title
19 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Towson’s dance team found itself in an unfamiliar spot after the first day of competition in the National Dance Alliance Collegiate National Championship on April 10 in Daytona Beach, Fla.: second place. Winning 15 consecutive championships up to that point, Towson’s second place preliminary round finish, its first since 2004, was not expected. “We were a little bit confused because … our coaches kept saying this is the best routine we’ve ever done, this is the most prepared we’ve been,” senior Rachel Petti said. “But we weren’t discouraged at all. We were very confident because we felt that our routine was strong enough.” The preliminary scores (out of […] Read the full story »

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Towson piles up 12 hits in 4-2 win over Bucknell at Schuerholz Park
16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
After lasting only 2.2 innings and giving up three runs in the process on April 9, sophomore Joe Patton took the mound a week later against the Bucknell Bison at John B. Schuerholz Park. The right-hander turned things around in Towson’s non-conference matchup, as he held the Bison scoreless through five innings and ultimately earned the win in Towson’s 4-2 win. Patton only gave up two hits and two earned runs in five innings of work, while striking out four. Patton said his fastball was what worked for him Wednesday. “It was moving a lot and it was dropping a lot so I had hitters swinging over […] Read the full story »

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Towson clinches CAA playoff berth with OT win
13 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Senior Ashleigh Rohrback made the best of her senior day. The attacker had three goals and two assists, including the game-winning goal in second overtime to give Towson the 12-11 home win over James Madison and clinch a spot for Towson in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. The Tigers (9-6, 4-1 CAA) won the draw control and brought the ball down the field. Freshman attacker Gabby Cha found Rohrback wide open in front of the net, and she finished to seal the victory. “I just knew I was open and took my time and took my shot,” Rohrback said of her goal. “We would like to pull […] Read the full story »

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Junior pitches complete game and hits three-run home run to lead Tigers
9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Twenty-one up. Twenty-one down. Towson junior pitcher Missy McCormick did something many pitchers can only dream of. After a 1-4 road trip, McCormick returned home and threw a perfect game Wednesday to defeat Temple, 7-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the first perfect game in program history. McCormick was dominant on the mound for Towson (18-15), as she improved to 9-5 on the season with a 3.81 earned run average. “I just felt like I was commanding the game,” McCormick said. “Everything seemed to be working today. My team played so well behind me and I am so thankful for them. It was […] Read the full story »

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9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matthew Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor; Jesse Jones, Sports Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
In this week’s sports podcast, Towerlight editors discuss the first week of the MLB season, as well as what kind of interest Towson’s Terrance West will draw in the NFL draft. April 9 Sports Podcast: Terrance West draft stock by Towerlighteditor on Mixcloud Read the full story »

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7 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matthew Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
The seniors on the football participated in Towson’s pro day on Monday. The biggest attraction was Terrance West, who drew interest from a number of NFL scouts. West has already met with the Tennessee Titans in Tennessee. Listen to West’s interview following his pro day workouts, and see a gallery of photos from the day below the interview. Terrance West Pro Day Interview by Towerlighteditor on Mixcloud   Read the full story »

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Tigers upset No. 11 Minutemen, clinch bid to conference tourney
6 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson bounced back from last week’s loss and upset the No. 11 Massachusetts Minutemen, 6-5, on Saturday. The win gives the team an automatic bid in the Colonial Athletic Association playoffs. “Can’t even describe how big of a win this was, especially coming off of the loss last week,” junior midfielder Greg Cuccinello, who led the team with two goals in the game, said. UMass (7-3, 1-1 CAA) started off the game with a quick goal, but senior attacker Thomas DeNapoli scored right after to tie the game at one. Cuccinello followed up with two goals of his own to give the Tigers (8-3, 2-1 CAA) a […] Read the full story »

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Patton earns win as Tigers allow just two hits in 4-1 win
2 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
A day removed from a 10-3 loss to St. John’s in Queens, N.Y., Towson returned home for just its third game at John B. Schuerholz Park this season. Six of the Tigers’ home games this season were postponed or cancelled due to rain, but the sun shined down on the field Wednesday against Delaware State. Wednesday’s game proved to be a good tune up for this weekend’s conference opener, as the Tigers took down the Hornets 4-1. “It’s important,” Head Coach Mike Gottlieb said of the win. “We think we’re a good team. We certainly have not been all the time, and we really pitched well today.” […] Read the full story »

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McQuilkin’s late goal helps No. 19 Towson get over .500
30 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Down 9-8 with less than a minute remaining, Towson lost possession and it seemed it would lose the game as well. Delaware defender Kierstan Smith took the ball behind her net and let crucial time run off the clock. Delaware was going to finish off a comeback in which it overcame a 6-1 halftime deficit. Then, Smith got trapped by three Tiger defenders and let go of the ball. It landed on the stick of freshman defender Kelly McQuilkin, who evaded a defender and scored her first career goal with 5.9 seconds remaining to tie the game and avoid the collapse. “I saw the time on the […] Read the full story »

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No. 2 Maryland wins in-state battle, 19-8
26 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Towson had its three-game win streak snapped against No. 2 Maryland in a 19-8 loss at College Park on Wednesday night. Terps midfielder Kelly McPartland had her way with the No. 19 Tigers’ defense, scoring five of her six goals in a 10-4 first half. “She gave us some trouble for sure tonight. She is an extremely athletic, talented player and she goes very hard,” Head Coach Sonia LaMonica said. “We switched a few things up to try to find some answers and we did after a while, but the damage was done.” Freshman attacker Gabby Cha got Towson (5-5) on the board early with an unassisted […] Read the full story »