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Ladies take silver

By: Carley Milligan, Editor In Chief

Towson traveled to the Chesapeake Bay Invitational, hosted by the United States Naval Academy at the Naval Academy Golf Course, and finished in second place this weekend.

Senior Emma Hijarne  won the event over Julia Calbi of Dartmouth in a one-round playoff and received medalist honors. Hijarne played well, shooting a consistent 75 over all three rounds of the tournament. Towson finished overall with a combined score of 930. 

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Tigers wrap up nonconference play at home

By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer 

Towson wrapped up its nonconference schedule this weekend, extending their undefeated run to eight games.

The Tigers came out victorious 2-1 over Saint Francis in a double overtime thriller on Friday that saw close chances and great plays for both teams. Towson then played out a scoreless draw with tough opponents Penn on Sunday. 

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Men’s Golf: Success at first tournament

By: Joseph Auble, Contributing Writer

This past weekend the men’s golf team opened their 2015 season and took home the Rutgers Invitational team title with a 14-under-par. The Tigers beat the second place host, Rutgers, by twenty strokes. Senior Ryan Siegler tied for second place overall with a score of 208, finishing the tournament with a strong -5 scorecard.

“Ryan finishing tied for second-place is a real confidence builder as we go forward,” Head Coach Brian Yaniger said according to

Other high scorers for the Tigers include juniors James Grem, who finished 2-under-par, and Michael Chanaud (-1), all rounding out top 10 finishes for Towson. All Tigers finished among the top 11 golfers in the tournament. Chanaud also recorded a team-low of 66 in the third round. This is a strong start for the Tigers, who have a difficult schedule this fall packed with top-notch competition. The team hopes to feed off their success at Rutgers for their next tournament at the Cornell Invitational next weekend in Ithaca, New York.

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All-star games desperate for a reality check

By: Jordan Cope, Assistant Sports Editor

Professional All-Star Games in the United States provide an opportunity for coaches and players to rest, fans to enjoy festivities and the best players to team up and showcase their talent.

Lately, however, modern day All-Star games all contain problems that need to be fixed. 

The most absurd All-Star Game in professional sports is the National Basketball Association All-Star Game which contains a lack of defense and a lack of effort. In last year’s NBA All-Star Game, the Western Conference All-Stars beat the Eastern Conference All-Stars 163-158.

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Field Hockey: First season win secured

By: Megan Poniatowski, Contribuing Writer

The Tigers (1-5) earned their first win of the 2015 season Sunday, beating Lehigh (1-4) 4-2.

The first goal of the game came from Mountain Hawk, Teresa Carotenuto 11 minutes into the game assisted by Gabby Tofig.

Towson tied the game 15 minutes in when junior defenseman Morgan Skavdahl rushed the goal in a jumble and got the ball past Lehigh keeper, Julia Ward. Also a junior defenseman, Allie Stauffer, was credited with the assist to Skavdahl.

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Tigers take down the Red Flash

By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer

The Tigers came away with their first victory of the season, with a 35-20 win over the Saint Francis Red Flash on Saturday.

“My hats off to Saint Francis,” Head Coach Rob Ambrose said. “They gave us a run for our money and we helped them, but 315 days later, it sure is nice to win a football game.”

Redshirt senior quarterback Connor Frazier threw for a career-high 269 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 36 yards and one touchdown.

“I think I’m definitely growing, but it definitely helps out with Coach Rob [Ambrose] and Coach Jared [Ambrose] calling great plays,” Frazier said. “The offensive line is also doing a great job keeping me upright, so it’s easy to stand back there with them keeping in front of me.”

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Volleyball: Tigers on a ten game streak

By: Jordan Cope, Assistant Sports Editor

Towson competed in the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Penn Invitational this weekend and stretched its winning streak to ten games with victories over Fairfield, Penn and Binghamton.

“We’re definitely off to a good start, we know there’s going to be some adversity ahead with conference play just two weeks away,” Head Coach Don Metil said. “But the young kids are playing well and we have had other kids step in this weekend and showcase their skills.”

In game one of the tournament, the Tigers defeated Fairfield 3-1.

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Women’s Soccer: Five wins breaks record

By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer

The Tigers dominated the second annual “Battle of Baltimore” this weekend by first blowing out Mount St. Mary’s 4-0 on Friday, before defeating Loyola 1-0.

The results of Friday and Sunday’s games have extended Towson’s win streak to five consecutive games, the first time in program history the Tigers have held a shutout for that long. Towson has gained momentum following this run of shutouts, according to senior defender Nicole Nicholas.

“It’s helped so much with our confidence because it really confirms that we are a good team and capable of doing great things when we all work together,” Nicholas said. “We’re just trying to build off it each week.”

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