Tigers clinch spot in CAA Championships

By: Jesse Baird, Staff Writer

Featured image courtesy of towsontigers.com

Towson clinched a spot in the 2017 CAA Championships Tournament and extended its winning streak to seven with two conference wins, beating Northeastern Sunday 3-1 and Hofstra Friday 3-0.

Sunday, Towson defeated Northeastern 3-1 (30-28, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23) at the Cabot Center in Boston in a battle that had 37 ties and 17 lead changes.

Redshirt junior Anna Holehouse, who had 21 digs in the match, recorded the 1,500th dig of her career during the match. She is just the third player in school history to reach that mark.

Junior Jocelyn Kuilan, junior Peyton Moyles and sophomore Annie Ertz also had strong performances in the match. Each athlete posted double-doubles in the match.

Kuilan had 17 kills and 10 digs, Moyles had 14 assists and 11 digs, and Ertz finished with 12 kills and 14 digs.

Friday, Towson earned a 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-18) sweep of Hofstra at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center in Hempstead, New York.

Sophomore Olivia Finckel made her first start of the season. She recorded a match-best 14 kills while posting a hitting percentage of .423. Kuilan had nine kills, while Moyles dished out 19 assists and five digs.

Towson’s last four matches of the regular season are at SECU Arena. The homestand kicks off Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. as the team hosts College of Charleston. This match will also be the Autism Awareness match, with all fans being encouraged to wear blue.

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