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Head coach Rob Ambrose leads the Tigers onto the field for Saturday's home opener against Delaware State.

Head coach Rob Ambrose leads the Tigers onto the field for Saturday’s home opener against Delaware State.

Football dominant in home opener against Delaware State

Junior running back Terrance West scored five touchdowns in the No. 4 Tigers’ 49-7 victory against the Delaware State Hornets on Saturday evening at Johnny Unitas Stadium before a crowd of 10,302. The victory moves Towson to 3-0 on the season, recording its seventh consecutive win.

“I love the way this team prepares for every game,” said head coach Rob Ambrose. “This group is so mature in the way they do things. They act so professional and it’s a coach’s dream to have a group like this.”

The undefeated Tigers go on the road for the next two weeks, first traveling to face North Carolina Central on Sept. 21 before opening the CAA schedule against Stony Brook on Sept. 28.

For more about Towson football, visit TowsonTigers.com.

Soccer loses pair of one-goal decisions

The Tigers faced two non-conference opponents at the Towson Soccer Complex this weekend, falling in both matches by just a single score. In Friday’s 1-0 defeat to Bucknell, Towson goalie Erin Quinn turned away five shots on goal before the Bison broke through in the 71st minute.

On Sunday, the Tigers rallied back with three goals in the second half to send the match into overtime against Yale. The two sides were scoreless in the first overtime period before Yale broke through in the 102nd minute with the winning score.

For more about the women’s soccer team, visit TowsonTigers.com.

Volleyball heads west, competes in New Mexico Tournament

The Tigers took one of three matches during their trip to Albuquerque, N.M., knocking off Northern Arizona 3-0 in their first match Saturday. In the other two matches, Towson fell 1-3 to both Abilene Christian and tournament hosts New Mexico.

Sophomore Haley Pa’akaula led the Tigers with 11 kills in their victory over Northern Arizona. The win snapped the team’s four-match losing streak.

Towson continues its travels with a match Tuesday night against Delaware State before heading to Columbia, Mo. for four matches in the Mizzou Classic. The Tigers next home game is Sept. 27 against Delaware at SECU Arena.

For more about the Tigers’ volleyball team, visit TowsonTigers.com.

Field Hockey battles pair of non-conference opponents

Towson took on two regional rivals this weekend, challenging Virginia Commonwealth on Friday evening and St. Joseph’s on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers fell in both contests by scores of 3-1 and 1-0, respectively.

In Sunday’s game, the Tigers rattled off six shots, but were unable to find the net. Towson goalie Brittany Varacallo made three saves, fending off 13 shots by the Hawks in the one-goal defeat.

For more about the field hockey squad, visit TowsonTigers.com.


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