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Women’s basketball loses tournament opener; men’s lacrosse tops Navy

Tanisha McTiller

Tanisha McTiller scored 27 points in the second half as Towson fell to College of Charleston.

Women’s basketball exits tournament

The Tigers women’s basketball team fell in their quarterfinals match of the CAA championships, losing to the third-seeded College of Charleston, 70-64, at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro on Friday.

Senior guard Tanisha McTiller scored a game-high 36 points, including 27 during the team’s second-half comeback attempt. The team trailed by 11, 36-25, at the half, but the Tigers pulled the game within two off a Ciara Webb jumper with 23 seconds left in regulation.

Men’s basketball accepts tournament bid

The Tigers lost the chance at the NCAA March Madness tournament earlier this month, but the men’s basketball team isn’t done yet. The team accepted a bid to the CollegeInsiders.com Postseason Tournament and will play at University of South Carolina Upstate. Tip-off is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse team shares the spotlight in win over Navy

Nine different Tigers scored in the men’s lacrosse team’s win over Navy on Tuesday, 14-9.

Junior Greg Cuccinello led the Tigers’ charge with three goals. Senior Thomas DeNapoli notched two goals and two assists.

The Tigers led 9-1 at the half and held the Mids scoreless for the second quarter, but Navy came back unanswered for three goals before an unassisted Cuccinello shot broke the slide.

The Tigers next host UMBC Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Unitas Stadium.

Rohrback goals power women’s lacrosse over Monmouth

Senior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback’s five goals helped the Tigers snap a four-game losing streak as they beat visiting Monmouth, 13-5.

The Tigers scored first off a free position shot by sophomore attacker Alyssa Ferro, out-shooting Monmouth 18-9 in the first half. The Tigers ended the game on a 5-0 run.

The Tigers next head west to face California on Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern time, then UC-Davis Saturday at 8 p.m.

Gymnastics team wins regular season finale

The Tigers saved some of the best for last as they placed second in their regular-season finale with their second highest team score of the season. The 192.600 score was enough to beat Yale but not enough to overcome the host, George Washington, in the Sunday meet.

Sophomore Katie Sassa placed second in vault with a 9.80 score. Sophomore Lauren Ross tied for the winning score on beam with a career-high 9.85. Senior Alexa Davis also tied for first in floor exercise, scoring 9.85.

The Tigers next travel to the University of New Hampshire Saturday for the East Atlantic Gymnastics League championship meet.

TU swept at Houston

Despite the Tigers baseball team’s first two home runs of the year, the Tigers were swept by host No. 30 Houston in a weekend series.

The Tigers led Sunday going into the bottom of the ninth, 6-5, before Houston came back for two runs off senior closer Brandon Gonnella for the win.

Earlier in the game, the Tigers cracked open a 6-1 lead off two three-run homers from redshirt freshman Chris Henze (his career first) and senior Dominic Fratantuono.

The Tigers lost Friday’s game, 6-3, and Saturday’s, 20-3. The next game is the home opener Tuesday against Monmouth. First pitch is at 2 p.m.

Tigers split doubleheader at Winthrop

Missy McCormick tossed a complete game for the win as the Tigers took the second of two games Saturday at Winthrop in South Carolina.

The Tigers came back from a game one 12-5 loss to take the second game, 3-1. McCormick lent a hand at the plate in the first inning, reaching base on an error that allowed Hailey Balk to score. Courtney Johnson’s two-run single came in the sixth inning.

A third game, scheduled for Sunday, was canceled due to poor field conditions. Earlier in the week, the Tigers beat visiting Morgan State in two games, 14-2 and 15-7, and UMBC, 8-0. The Tigers continue their road trip for two games Tuesday at North Carolina A&T.

Towson loses close one at George Washington

Three singles points were not enough for the Tigers tennis team to overcome a strong performance by George Washington as they lost a close match to the hosting Colonials, 4-3.

The Tigers were boosted by singles victories from Lorena Ferrer, Sophie Lesage and Nisha Shah, and a doubles win by Ariel Burke and Belen Lizana. Lesage and Shah won their singles matches in straight sets.

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