Weekend split for field hockey

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By: Jordan Cope, Sports Editor 

Towson split its weekend home games at Johnny Unitas Stadium, falling to Ohio Sunday, but defeating La Salle Friday.

Head Coach Carly Campana said that her team fought hard and accomplished proving they were a capable team. 

“I am extremely proud of how they played this weekend,” Campana said.

The Tigers (1-5) fell to the Bobcats (2-5) 2-1 Sunday. 

Katie McNeel fires a shot against Ohio goalkeeper Lina Trucco Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Katie McNeel fires a shot against Ohio goalkeeper Lina Trucco Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Ohio got on the board first and took a 1-0 lead on a goal from junior Maria Russell at 20:30. Sophomore Illona Hartman was credited with the assist.

Later in the game, Towson evened the score 1-1 on a goal from sophomore forward Devon Hake at 55:15.

Hake finished the game with one goal on one shot and two points.

However, the Bobcats found the back of the cage one more time on a goal from freshman Brittany Keen at 65:16 to secure the 2-1 victory over the Tigers.

“In past years, [the Tigers] would have given up,” Campana said. “But things in our program are changing.”

Junior goalkeeper Emilee Woodall finished the game with 15 saves.   

Friday, the Tigers defeated the Explorers 2-1 in overtime for their first victory of the season.

“They are confident, they have pride and they are willing to put in the necessary work” Campana said. “I am extremely proud of how they played this weekend.”

La Salle got on the board first at 30:02 when senior forward Abbey Lawrence put a shot past Woodall up high.

However, Towson went on to score two unanswered goals. Freshman forward Lexi Butler scored her first goal of the season at 62:45. In overtime, junior midfielder Sabrina Davis netted her first goal of the year at 70:35.

Woodall finished the contest with 10 saves and recorded her first victory of the season.

Towson will play its next game Friday at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, before returning home to Johnny Unitas Stadium Sunday to take on LIU Brooklyn. 

Following its match against LIU Brooklyn, the Tigers will hit the road for a three game swing.

Towson won’t return home until Friday Oct. 7th, against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival Hofstra. The match for Oct. 7th is scheduled 6 p.m.

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