Towson still searching for first victory

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By: Jill Gattens, Staff Writer

Towson remains winless after a 5-1 loss to non-conference opponent Georgetown at Johnny Unitas Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers (0-8) held the Hoyas (5-3) to one shot during the first seven minutes of play, but the Hoyas got on the board just four seconds later with a redirected shot from a penalty corner at 7:04.

Freshman forward Kendra Sykes netted the equalizer for Towson just four minutes later off a feed from senior attacker Taylor Kvilhaug.

“One of the things that we were focusing on today was generating attack and putting the ball in the goal,” Head coach E.A. Jackson said. “It was nice to see us do it one time today but we’re going to continue to work on that in the coming weeks.”.

In the second half, Georgetown held Towson to just one shot and no penalty corners. The Hoyas capped off the game off by scoring with their fifth goal of the day, coming at 58:25.

Senior goalkeeper Emilee Woodall recorded eight saves on the day.

On Friday night at Ben Cohen Field, Towson fell to Rider 4-0 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Rider (3-3) fired the first six shots of the game before finally capitalizing off a rebound less than 13 minutes in the first half to take a 1-0 lead. The Tigers responded with four penalty corners, but could not score the equalizer.

“We generated some nice attack but we just didn’t finish on it,” Jackson said.

Towson held Rider to just three shots over the final 22 minutes of the first half, but Rider found the back of the cage on two of those shots to make it 3-0 at the half.

The Tigers totaled a season-high 10 penalty corners and seven shots, but could not convert on any of their opportunities.

Woodall collected eleven saves on the day.

“We’ve got to score,” Jackson said. “We can’t start winning games if we’re not scoring. We’re getting the ball in our attacking end and now we just need to capitalize on those opportunities.”

Towson heads on the road for two games next weekend, starting with a matchup against Sacred Heart on Friday, Sept. 22. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Featured image courtesy of Simon Enagonio / The Towerlight

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