Tigers nipped by Hoyas 4-0

Photo by Patrick Burke

By: Ian Smith, Staff Writer

Towson fell to Georgetown 4-0 Sunday afternoon at Cooper Field in Washington, D.C., in its final non-conference game of the season.

The Hoyas (5-11) relied on several penalty corner opportunities to score goals on the Tigers (2-15).  While the game ended in a loss for Towson, the team put on a strong defensive performance to make Georgetown work for their victory.

The Tigers stepped up and gave the Hoyas a run for their money by attempting five shots. The Hoyas outshot the Tigers 25-5.

“We are a very young team,” Head Coach Carly Campana said. “The majority of starters are freshmen and sophomores. These games provide us a high level of playing experience and an opportunity to build upon our leadership.”

Seventeen minutes into the game, Georgetown got on the board when Lindsay Getz scored a goal off of her own rebound. Michaela Bruno collected the rebound and passed to Getz, allowing the Hoyas to score their first goal.

Towson freshman Lexi Butler attempted to score in the 20th minute of the game, but her shot sailed far left of the goal.

Georgetown scored its second goal of the goal in the 28th minute of the match. For the next 21 minutes, neither team scored a goal. The scoreless streak was broken by Georgetown scoring its third goal of the game at the 50:17 mark.

Freshman Korena Shaw attempted another goal for the Tigers after taking advantage of a corner penalty opportunity, but was denied by the Hoyas goalkeeper. Georgetown scored the final goal at the 53:23 mark.

The game marked the first appearance for the Tigers’ freshman Katie Schmidt as goalkeeper. She made two saves, limiting the Hoyas to four goals.

The five shots attempted by the Tigers were the most in a game since the six shots they attempted in the match against Virginia Commonwealth.

The Tigers will conclude their season with a pair of Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) matches next weekend. Towson will return home to face Drexel on Friday before finishing off its season at Northeastern on Sunday.

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