Looking for first win

Towson battles Longwood at Johnny Unitas Stadium in the fall of 2015.

By: Jordan Cope, Sports Editor 

Towson field hockey dropped two matches on the road this weekend, falling to Lock Haven Sunday and St. Francis Friday.

Sunday, the Tigers (0-4) fell to the Bald Eagles (2-0) 8-0 at Charlotte Smith Field in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.  Lock Haven got on the board first on a goal from junior midfielder Michelle Enck and never looked back.

Following Enck’s goal, the Bald Eagles scored once more before the end of the first half to take a 2-0 lead heading into the locker room. In the second half, Lock Haven continued to apply offensive pressure and scored six unanswered goals to secure an 8-0 victory.

“We can’t focus on offense until other skill sets are corrected,” Head Coach Carly Campana said.

Senior midfielder Lydia George and senior defender Colleen McCabe, as well as freshman midfielder MacKenzie Farley, freshman defender Emily Robb, freshman forward Taryn Piano and freshman defender Megan Miller all found the back of the goal for the Bald Eagles in the second half.

Lock Haven goalkeepers Paige Stuppy and Brianna Deangelis pitched a shutout, holding Towson scoreless the entire game.

Friday, the Tigers fell to the Red Flash (4-1) 1-0 at DeGol Field in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

TU’s only goal of the game came off the stick of junior midfielder Shannon Pereira at 49:33.

St. Francis goalkeeper Elizabeth Dyer made one save and tossed a shutout while Towson goalkeeper Emilee Woodall made 14 saves and only allowed one goal.

“She is our rock defensively,” Campana said. “We rely on her heavily.”

Towson will have two chances to secure its first win this weekend as the team takes on La Salle University Friday and Ohio University Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

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