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Weekend Athletics Roundup: Women’s Swimming and Diving remain undefeated

The Towson Women's Swimming and Diving team picked up a win over McDaniel to continue its undefeated streak.

The Towson Women’s Swimming and Diving team picked up a win over McDaniel to continue its undefeated streak.

The Towson University women’s swimming and diving team defeated McDaniel 151-112 on Saturday afternoon to improve its undefeated record to 8-0 on the year.

“It was a good meet for us,” said head coach Pat Mead. “Victoria Oslund was the highlight for the women’s hands down. Charlotte Holz had outstanding swims today. They came and they really truly raced in their events, which at this point in the season, that’s what we’re looking for.”

Oslund picked up three wins in the event, taking the 100- and 200-yard backstroke and being apart of the 200-yard medley relay team.

Holz picked up wins in the 100-yard backstroke and was also part of the 20-yard medley relay team.

Towson also had first-place finishes by Liz Saint (1000-yard freestyle), Melissa Toy (200-yard freestyle), Kendall Krumenacker (200-yard butterfly), and Caitlin Manthe (100-yard freestyle).

The Towson men’s swimming and diving team also picked up a win, defeating McDaniel 158-84 on Saturday.

Noah Pritchard picked up wins in the 100- and 1000-yard freestyle events.

Jon Burr (200-yard backstroke), Ryan Martin (200-yard breaststroke), Matt Seiffert (200-yard butterfly), Sawyer Martin (50-yard freestyle), Brandon Ress (200-yard freestyle) and Matt McKenney (100-yard backstroke) picked up victories.

Both teams will be back in action this Saturday Jan. 17, traveling north to CAA rival Delaware.

Women’s Basketball splits pair of weekend games

The Towson women’s basketball team split a pair of weekend games, defeating Delaware on Friday before falling against Hofstra on Sunday.

On Friday, the Tigers were led by a combined 34 points and 21 rebounds from seniors LaTorri Hines-Allen and Ciara Webb.

The win was the Tigers second straight and the first win over the Blue Hens since the 2009-10 season.

Hines-Allen finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for her third straight double-double and eighth of the season. Webb had 14 points and nine rebounds in the win.

Towson ended its three-game home stand with a 58-42 loss to Hofstra.

Leading 20-14 going coming out of halftime, Hofstra went on a 8-2 run to open the second half. The closest the Tigers would get was a 41-27 score at the 9:46 mark.

Webb led the Tigers with 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Hines-Allen had 11 points and seven rebounds while junior guard Dominique Johnson had nine points and five rebounds.

The Tigers will be back in action this Friday, Jan 16 when they travel to the College of Charleston.

Gymnastics beat Kent State, but falls to Missouri in season-opener

The Towson University gymnastics team began its 2015 season Friday evening by scoring 193.325 to defeat Kent State (192.400) but ultimately fall to host Missouri (193.900) in the Hearnes Center.

“This was a fantastic start to the season,” said head coach Vicki Chliszczyk. “We set goals each meet and one of our goals was to not count a fall. We did that tonight. There’s certainly room for improvement but to start off the season and not count a fall will do wonders for our confidence.

Tyra McKellar finished second with an all-around score of 38.875. The freshman also had the top score for the Tigers in the uneven bar and balance beam events.

Katie Sassa led the Tigers in the team’s other two events, the floor routine and the vault. Sassa’s 9.850 score on the vault was the highest mark a Towson Gymnast would score.

Towson will travel next to William & Mary on Saturday, Jan. 17 to compete in a dual-meet at 4 p.m. The Tigers will return home to host West Chester, William & Mary and UNC on Sunday, Jan. 25 in their home-opener.

Men’s Basketball comeback comes up short against Northeastern

The Towson men’s basketball team held Northeastern to just two points over the final 8:04 of the game, but it was a Tiger three-pointer in the final seconds that rattled out to give the Huskies a 52-49 victory over Towson Saturday afternoon at SECU Arena.

On the final possession of the game, Towson ran a play for Four McGlynn who 3-point shot rattled out and went to Northeastern for the rebound.

John Davis led the Tigers with 11 points, while McGlynn and Alex Gavrilovic each had nine points.

Towson returns to action on Wednesday evening, traveling to rival Delaware. Tipoiff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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