Metil earns 300th career victory

By: Chris Wells, Staff Writer 

The Tigers (9-1) took a trip to Washington D.C. Friday to compete in the Georgetown Classic where they earned victories over Princeton, Georgetown and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Towson’s head coach Don Metil earned his 300th career win in his 15th season as a collegiate coach Friday. 

“A lot of things were going on this weekend,” Head Coach Don Metil said. “Add that one to the hat. I told the team after the match thank you because they had gotten me my 300th win.”

In game one of the tournament, Towson battled its way to victory against Princeton 3-0.

The final set scores were 25-20, 25-21 and 25-19.

Game two was a little more challenging as Towson earned a victory over the host school Georgetown 3-1.

Towson won set one 25-20 and set two 25-16. Set three proved to be the most difficult of the game as the Bulldogs won 30-28.

The Tigers were tied 7-7 at the beginning of the fourth set. A 5-0 run would put them up 12-7 and Towson never looked back as they won 25-15. 

In game three of the tournament Towson continued its winning ways defeating Maryland 3-2.

The set scores were 25-13, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21, and 15-13.

It would take a clutch performance to seal victory in the fifth set as Towson trailed 13-12.

A 3-0 run resulted in victory thanks to sophomore Jocelyn Kuilan who scored the final two points.

“I knew winning the first set was big,” Metil said. “We got a little careless with the ball and we [the coaching staff] reiterated what was on the line.”

Senior Jessica Lewis was awarded the tournament MVP after an impressive 16 kills and 15 digs against Maryland. Her weekend totals were 57 kills, 30 digs and eight blocks.

“Jessica is playing some furious ball right now,” Metil said. “She jumps high and is a hard hitter.”

The Tiger’s tournament sweep came at a good time following their first and only loss on the season last weekend.

Towson heads south next weekend to compete in the Mercer Tournament Sept. 16-17.

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