The Towson University volleyball team closed out the regular season over the weekend, picking up two more wins at home.
Towson earned up a 3-2 win over UNC Wilmington on Friday before ending the season with a 3-1 victory Saturday evening over Elon. With its two victories over the weekend, the Tigers finished the season on a four-game win streak. TUVB is now 27-4 overall this season and 13-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
Towson was led by senior hitter Victoria Williams, who was named Monday as CAA Offensive Player of the Week. She had 39 kills, eight digs, three blocks and two assists in the two matches over the weekend.
“Tori played exceptionally well this week and was very hard to defend against,” said Towson head coach Don Metil. “She has developed into one of the CAA’s top offensive threats and I’m glad she’s on our side of the net!”
With its’ strong finish, Towson earned the No. 3 seed in this weekend’s CAA tournament at the College of Charleston.
The Tigers will face No. 6 James Madison this Friday at 7 p.m. with the winner facing No. 2 seed Hofstra on Saturday.
Women’s Basketball falls in heartbreaker
The Towson women’s basketball team held a late lead but couldn’t quite finish, falling at Penn State 71-64 in the opening round of the Preseason WNIT. Last season the Nittany Lions were Big 10 champions.
The loss spoiled a career day for junior guard Dominique Johnson, who led Towson with 32 points. Johnson’s 32 points are tied for 11th most in single-game history at Towson and marked the second time in her career she scored 30 or more points in a game.
Towson will now host the WNIT consolation bracket at SECU Arena this weekend.
The action starts Friday (Nov. 21) with St. Francis Brooklyn taking on North Dakota at 4 p.m., followed by Towson meeting Rider at 6:30 p.m.
The action will then continue on Saturday (Nov. 22), with the losers of Friday’s contests facing off at 4 p.m. before the winners take the court at 6:30 p.m.
Other Athletics’ News
- The men’s basketball team suffered an 82-54 defeat to Alabama in the team’s season opener. Sophomore John Davis led the Tigers with a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds.
- The women’s cross country team finished 23rd in a 29 team field at the NCAA Mid-Athletic Regionals meet on Friday. Ashley Simmons was the team’s top finisher, finishing 66th out of 200 runners.
- The football team fell 37-14 to William & Mary in the Tigers’ home finale. Darius Victor recorded his eighth 100-yard rushing performance of the season. Towson closes out the 2014 season next Saturday at Rhode Island.