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Athletics Weekend Roundup: Tigers have record-setting weekend

Towson University volleyball got back on track with with a record-breaking performance in a 3-1 win over Northeastern University on Sunday afternoon.

Senior Paige Sekerak set the record for most career digs at Towson University this past weekend in a win over Northeastern.

Senior Paige Sekerak set the record for most career digs at Towson University this past weekend in a win over Northeastern.

Senior Paige Sekerak had 16 digs in the victory, which made  her Towson’s career leader in digs with 1,627. The record was previously set by Stacy Humphries during the 1995 season.

“Paige did a great job all weekend and it’s a fantastic honor for her to break the all-time dig record at Towson,” said Tigers’ head coach Don Metil. “It’s equally an honor to be coaching a great libero, captain and role model for our program.”

Senior Saitaua Iosia paced the Tiger offense with 20 kills and seven digs, while senior Victoria Williams added 14 kills and six blocks.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak, which included a loss at Hofstra on Friday night. The Tigers (15-3) will be back in action this Friday as they host CAA rival James Madison at 7 p.m.

Swimming and diving teams set records in D.C.

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up big victories in the Potomac Relays at American University on Friday afternoon.

The men’s team scored 118 points, defeating George Mason (96) and Georgetown (60), among others. Along the way, the team set four meet records in the win.

Towson won every relay event except two and set meet records in the 500-yard freestyle relay (4:04.57), 1000-yard freestyle relay (9:18.49), 3X100 yard backstroke relay (2:35.08) and the 400-yard medley relay (3:34.96).

The women’s team dominated its portion of the Potomac Relays, as well, scoring 126 while George Mason (82) and Georgetown (78) finished second and third, respectively.

The Tigers captured every relay on Friday in the team’s first meet of the season. Charlotte Holz and Victoria Oslund swam on four first-place relay teams, while Macey Arnold was part of three victories.

Both swimming and diving teams continue their season Oct. 11, hosting Georgetown and William & Mary at Burdick Pool.

Other Athletics News

  • The women’s golf team is set to compete in the third annual St. John’s Women’s Intercollegiate starting Oct. 6. The 12-team field, 36-hole tournament will be held at the Saint Andrew’s Golf Clun in Hastings-On-Hudson, N.Y.
  • The men’s golf team finished 11th in a rain-shortened MacDonald Cup in New Haven, Conn. Junior Alex Church was the Tigers’ top finisher with a 149, good enough to tie for 31st.
  • Women’s Soccer (3-7-2) dropped a pair of games this past weekend. On Friday, the Tigers fell 4-0 at Northeastern, then lost 1-0 Sunday on the road at Hofstra.
  • The Women’s Cross Country team competed in the Paul Short Invitational Women’s Gold 6K in Bethlem, Pa. on Saturday. The team finished 33rd, with senior Elisabeth Tauber placing 101st out of 329 competitors.
  • Field Hockey (2-8) suffered two losses over the weekend, at William & Mary on Friday and at James Madison on Sunday.

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