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Weekend Athletics Roundup: Swimming and Diving continue hot streak

The men's and women's swim teams picked up wins at George Mason this weekend.

The men’s and women’s swim teams picked up wins at George Mason this weekend.

The Towson swimming and diving teams continued their winning ways this past weekend, with both picking up wins at the George Mason Quad Meet.

The men’s team improved their record to 4-1 with wins over the College of Charleston (224-123) and host George Mason (213-139).

“It was a great weekend for our swimmers and divers,” said head coach Pat Mead. “We came in with an expectation to swim fast and dive exceptional. Both the men and women did a tremendous job supporting each other on the pool deck and in the water.”

The Tiger effort was led by senior Matt Lowe who picked up wins in three events; the 1650-yard freestyle, the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly.

The women’s team kept their undefeated record intact, picking up victories over the College of Charleston (251-91), Northeastern (230-118) and George Mason (222-126).

Sophomore Macey Arnold picked up wins in four events; the 1650-yard freestyle, the 200-yard freestyle, the 500-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Both the men’s and women’s teams were ranked in the top 50 in the CollegeSwimming.com poll. The men’s team came in at No. 27, while the women’s team were ranked No. 38. The teams will host George Washington this Saturday, Nov. 8.

 Volleyball picks up two wins, but falls in a heartbreaker to College of Charleston

The Towson Volleyball team extended its’ winning streak to nine games before falling in a heartbreaking loss on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers picked up a 3-0 win over Northeastern on Thursday, and followed that with a hard-earned 3-1 victory over Hofstra on Friday.

All appeared well in Sunday’s game against the College of Charleston, as the Tigers took and early 2-0 sets lead.

The Cougars would then win the next three sets and go on to defeat the Tigers 3-2. With the win, the College of Charleston picked up a season sweep over TUVB.

With the loss, Towson (now 9-3 in the CAA) moves into third place behind Hofstra and the College of Charleston (both 10-2) with four games left in the regular season.

The Tigers are back in action this Friday, Nov. 7, when they travel to William & Mary.

Soccer gets shutout in CAA Tournament.

The Towson soccer team gave up an early goal and couldn’t recover, losing to Hofstra in the first round of the CAA Tournament. It was the first CAA tournament game in TU women’s soccer program history.

Hofstra scored a goal two minutes into the match, and the Tigers were never able to get a clean look with only one shot on goal the entire game.

Towson finishes the season with a record of 6-9-4.

Other Athletics Notes

  • Basketball season starts with an exhibition doubleheader on Friday at SECU Arena. The women’s team takes on Stevenson starting at 6 p.m. The men’s team will follow in a game against Slippery Rock starting at 8.
  • The Cross Country team took a seventh place finish at the CAA Championships on Friday. Senior Elisabeth Tauber finished 26th.
  • The Field Hockey team fell to Georgetown 3-0, in the team’s regular season finale on Sunday.


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