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Running back Terrance West scored two touchdowns against N.C. Central.

Running back Terrance West scored two touchdowns against N.C. Central.

No. 2 Tigers football remains undefeated, tops N.C. Central

The Towson Tigers are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1986 following a 35-17 victory over North Carolina Central on Saturday afternoon in Durham, N.C. The Tigers led just 14-10 at halftime, but on the back of two second-half touchdowns by Terrance West, Towson extended the lead and held off the Eagles’ upset bid.

West finished with 139 yards on 31 carries. Freshman running back Darius Victor scored the first two touchdowns of his Towson career, carrying the ball six times for 53 yards.

With the victory, Towson moved up to No. 2 in the national rankings. This is the highest the team has ever been ranked in a national poll. The Tigers open conference play on the road next week against Stony Brook.

Golfer Larissa Spiess ties school record at Navy

Larissa Spiess shot an even-par 72 in the first round of the Chesapeake Bay Invitational hosted by Navy on Sunday. The score ties the lowest round recorded in the history of the Towson women’s golf program.

Spiess posted four birdies and an eagle in the round.

Final round play is Monday. Check TowsonTigers.com for more coverage of the event.

Women’s soccer earns road victory over LIU-Brooklyn

Three Tigers scored in a 3-0 win against the LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds Saturday afternoon. Junior Rhianna Zalewski, senior Emily Banes and freshman Ariana Rinda each found the back of the net. Banes has scored 10 goals through 10 games this season.

Junior goalie Erin Quinn made five saves in the game.

“They came out pretty hard, and our first goal was a little bit against the run of the play, but we settled down and controlled the rest of the half,” said head coach Greg Paynter. “Quinn made some great saves in the second half and continued to play well through the second half.”

Volleyball competes in Mizzou Classic

The Tigers dropped four matches against nonconference opponents this weekend in the Mizzou Classic, hosted by the University of Missouri. Junior Paige Sekerak was named to the all-tournament team after posting 49 digs in four matches.

On Friday, the Tigers open conference play when they host rival Delaware at SECU Arena at 7 p.m. This will be just the Tigers second home game of the season after knocking off Coppin State on Sept. 3, 3-1.

 

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