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22 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson reached 20 wins on the season, as it defeated the Delaware State Hornets, 3-0, on Tuesday. The Tigers (20-3, 6-2 CAA) controlled the whole match, as the team won each set by at least six points. Towson did not commit a single error in the first set, which allowed the team to win by 12 points. The Tigers took advantage of the Hornets (1-18) early struggles and started off with a quick 11-6 lead. The Hornets fought back later on and cut the lead to 18-15, but the Tigers shut the door late in the set. Junior outside hitter Haley Pa’akaula led the way in the […] Read the full story »

Field Hockey, Sports »

20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Young, Staff Writer
The Tigers (2-12, 0-3 CAA) dropped their seventh straight contest, falling by a score of 2-1 against the Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-14) on Sunday in College Park, Maryland. The game was played at the Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex, a site that Towson had success at earlier this season, beating then-No. 18 American back on Sept. 13. However, it was something that Head Coach Carly Campana felt was not a major factor. “We will play anywhere,” Campana said. “We love playing at home, but their surface is great.” The Tigers offense got off on the right foot when they scored on the first shot of the […] Read the full story »

Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer »

20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Towson got an early goal, but could not fend off the Drexel Dragons, allowing them to score two second half goals to earn a tie Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a shot by senior midfielder Katie Ponce was saved by Drexel goalie Kelsie Fye in the eighth minute, the home team started to establish momentum. Over the next 15 minutes, Drexel (7-6-3, 4-1-2 CAA) tallied six shots and earned three corner kicks, but could not senior goalie Erin Quinn. Instead, it was the Tigers (4-8-4, 1-4-2 CAA) that got on the board first with the help of senior forward Sofia Read in 26th minute. She beat Fye […] Read the full story »

Columns, Common Sense Sports, Sports »

20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Justin Thau, Columnist
Much like Icarus, the Orioles flew too close to the sun this season. Was it too good to be true all this time? I mean, think about how high the Orioles were flying after the American League Divisional Series against the Tigers. They hadn’t had their three-time All-Star catcher Matt Wieters since the first quarter of the season, due to injury. They hadn’t had their All-Star, defensive deity of a third baseman Manny Machado for over 60 games, due to injury. They, at least temporarily, didn’t have All-Star first baseman Chris Davis, due to that helluva drug called adderall. And yet the Orioles were fresh off a […] Read the full story »

Featured, Golf, Sports »

20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
Towson kept a firm grip on its first round lead and played its way to victory after the final day of the Lehigh University Invitational. The Tigers claimed first place for both team and individual scoring. They finished the 36-hole tournament with a final score of 602, 19 strokes ahead of second-place Rutgers with 621. Sophomore John Hulede claimed the individual title after shooting a one-under-par 71 and a five-over 77 for a total of 148. Hulede edged out the competition on the final hole when he tapped in a one-foot putt for par to win the tournament by one stroke. “I didn’t know where I stood […] Read the full story »

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Senior outside hitter helps secure No. 2 ranking in conference with 3-2 win
20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
The Tigers extended their win streak to five matches Saturday, after a 3-2 win over the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. Senior outside hitter Saitaua Iosia, who finished the match with 26 kills, led the way for Towson (19-3, 6-2 CAA). It was a season-high for the senior, who also had 12 digs in the match. “We played fairly well and we really needed that win against [UNC Wilmington],” Head Coach Don Metil said. “This game decided where we sat in our conference. The win pushed us into second place, but a loss would have dropped us to around fifth or fourth.” Both teams were held evenly in the […] Read the full story »

Football, Headline, Sports »

18 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Last year, the Delaware Blue Hens notched an improbable, fourth-quarter comeback to shock Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium. This year it was the home team, Delaware, that was favored and it was the away team, Towson, which shocked them late. Senior quarterback Connor Frazier threw for a career-high 181 yards and two touchdowns, including 26 yards on the game-winning, 59-yard drive that sealed the Tigers’ 24-17, comeback win with 53 seconds remaining Saturday in Newark, Delaware. Sophomore Darius Victor’s 17-yard touchdown run capped the drive that spoiled the Blue Hens’ homecoming and added another chapter to the rivalry. Head Coach Rob Ambrose said he and offensive coordinator […] Read the full story »

Football, Headline, Sports »

18 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
On Nov. 2 of last year, the Delaware Blue Hens added a new story to the decades-old rivalry. They came into Johnny Unitas Stadium as large underdogs after Towson’s 8-1 start to the season. The Tigers took a 31-10 lead late in the second half, but the Blue Hens completed one of most improbable comebacks this series has seen, scoring three times, including a two-point conversion, to steal the 32-31 victory and hand the Tigers their second loss of the season. This year, the script is flipped, as Towson (2-5, 0-3 Colonial Athletic Association) travels to Delaware (4-2, 2-0 CAA) on Saturday as the underdog coming off […] Read the full story »

Sports, Tennis »

13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Aaron Mazer, Contributing Writer
Towson competed at the Blue & Gold Invitational hosted by the Naval Academy this weekend. Strong play from Towson’s freshmen fueled an impressive tournament for the Tigers. Day 1 of the tournament saw the Tigers advance three freshmen in singles action. In the tournaments ‘A’ flight, freshman Lucy Williams defeated Georgetown’s Victoire Saperstein after a tight third set tiebreaker. In the tournaments ‘B’ flight, freshman Nicole Shakhnazarova defeated Georgetown’s Casey Marx, winning with ease, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Barbora Vasilkova rounded out the day for the Tigers as she won her opening ‘C’ flight match with ease 6-3, 6-2 against Mary Washington’s Berri Flood. Day 2 of the […] Read the full story »

Field Hockey, Sports »

13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Young, Staff Writer
Towson (2-10 overall, 0-3 in CAA) lost its fifth straight game with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Delaware Blue Hens (9-5, 3-0) on Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Tigers freshman goalkeeper Emilee Woodall made her third career start between the pipes after debuting as a starter last week. She took over for sophomore Megan Boyle, who started the first seven games of the season. “We both are very encouraging toward each other,” Woodall said. “It’s a pleasure to work alongside of [Boyle]. She has made my transition onto the team and into college so much easier.” Sunday, Woodall turned in a 12-save performance […] Read the full story »