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Women’s Soccer: Tigers End Season On High Note

By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer

The Tigers’ defense rallied after a 3-2 loss to William & Mary, with  a shutout win over Elon Sunday.

“I’m obviously pleased for the seniors that they get to have their last memory be something positive,” Head Coach Gary Paynter said. “But for this whole team, it’s a great way to go into the offseason.”

Elon and Towson played a defensive contest as neither team scored in the first half. It was a defender, senior Vasthy Delgado, that broke the deadlock.

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Volleyball: Towson earns two wins at SECU

By: Jordan Cope, Assistant Sports Editor

Towson won two of its three matches this weekend, when they beat William & Mary and Elon, but fell to Delaware Wednesday.

Saturday, the Tigers defeated William & Mary 3-1. In set one, the Tigers defeated the Tribe 25-18.

Towson jumped out to an early 6-1 lead and had help from freshman Jocelyn Kulian, who recorded seven kills.

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Men’s Basketball: On The Court

By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer

Towson’s men’s basketball team had an intersquad scrimmage Saturday, Oct. 24 at Towson Center.

The team was split in half and played against each other for 20 minutes.

“I do like the team,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said. “We got a lot more pieces as far as playing fast and moving the ball. We can’t have many turnovers, which was a big thing today but it’s typical for a scrimmage. We are unselfish and if we can do the other things we’ve done well over the last three years, defending and rebounding, then we’ll be good come conference time.”

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Field Hockey: Tigers Held Scoreless

By: Geoffrey Parker, Contributing Writer

The Tigers took two tough losses this weekend as they traveled to take on conference rival Delaware on Friday and Maryland on Sunday.

The Sunday matchup with Maryland (14-3) had its positive moments with some defensive work. The Tigers (2-13, 0-4 CAA) recorded a team high 26 saves in the 6-0 loss at Maryland.

Maryland came out shooting early as Lein Holsboer scored in the fourth minute. In the 14th minute, the Terps put another goal on the board when Sarah Sprink added to the lead.

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Tigers triumphant in homecoming game

By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer

Two defensive touchdowns led Towson to a 28-21 victory over the No. 23 Villanova Wildcats in the Homecoming game on Saturday.

“I have a lot of emotions and thoughts in my head,” Head Coach Rob Ambrose said. “I want to congratulate my guys for finishing the job and representing Towson University football on Homecoming the right way.”

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Locker room recording update

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Towson University has released little information since the President’s Council learned of a recording device in the women’s swimming and diving team locker room a week ago.

The device in question is a smartphone, and a statement from the University said that it “may have captured video images and audio recordings.”

A report from the Baltimore Sun said that the athletics department made a “personnel action,” according to a parent of a team member.

The Towerlight has been unable to verify whether or not an action has been made, as it is University policy to not comment on personnel issues, which pertain to university employees.

An updated statement on Wednesday from the University said that there is no reason to believe recording took place anywhere else on campus. The statement also said that the locker room has “restricted access.”

To access the hallway where the locker rooms are, one would typically need to present a valid Towson University OneCard.

The original statement from the University said that a Towson University Police Department investigation was initiated and that TU was in contact with members of the women’s swimming team to offer resources and support.

Deputy Chief of Police Joe Herring said he could not comment on who has access to the locker rooms or how long the investigation may take.

He did say that since the locker rooms are on campus, they are subject to the same patrols as any other part of campus.

A member of the swim team said that they would not comment and that the situation is “a difficult time” for the team.

The Towerlight has filed a Maryland Public Information Act request with the University to obtain records related to the incident.

We have also reached out to members of the coaching staff to either no response or no comment.

The Towerlight will continue to update this story.

Tennis: Tigers Lose in Fall Finale

By: Jordan Cope, Assistant Sports Editor

On day one of the USTA/ITA Atlantic Regionals in Lynchburg, Virginia, sophomores Lucy Williams and Yevgeniya Shusterman fell to Liberty’s Evangenline Crist and Valerie Thong 8-0.

“They weren’t happy with the way that they played,” Head Coach Doug Neagle said. “The first three games all went to deuce and they happened to lose the first game. After that, the wheels started to come off.”

Williams also competed in consolation singles play on Friday, but fell to Temple’s Alina Abdurakhimova 6-4, 6-4.

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Women’s Cross Country: Tigers Close Out Regular Season

By: Angelo Pellegrini, Contributing Writer

The Tigers’ women’s cross country team traveled to the Princeton Invitational to close out their regular season on Saturday. As a team, they finished in 19th place out of 24 teams in the 3.86-mile race.

Due to measuring error, this course was slightly longer than the usual 6 kilometer race that the women’s team typically runs.

Paving the way for another strong showing by the Tigers was junior Megan Knoblock, who finished in 82nd place, finishing with her third best time for a 6 K at 23:16.4.

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Women’s Soccer: Tigers Shut Out Twice

By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer

The Tigers were shut out in both of their games this weekend, battling to a 0-0 draw with the College of Charleston on Friday before losing to the University of North Carolina Wilmington 8-0 on Sunday.

The Cougars played well in the first half, forcing Towson’s junior shot stopper Taylor Sebolao to make five saves in the opening 45 minutes. Both teams only managed two corners each in the half, as neither offense created many chances. Most of the game’s shots were from distance as the two defenses were suffocating and constantly applying pressure on the ball.

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