Junior Emily Potere scored with just over five minutes remaining in the third period to lift the Towson women’s club ice hockey team to a 3-2 win over Navy in the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference (DVCHC) Division I championship game Sunday in Harrington, Delaware. It was the second consecutive title for the Tigers in only their second season of existence. Senior Nicole Melchione picked up the lone assist on Potere’s game winning tally.
Senior Sarah Rose (assisted by senior Mo Burgers and junior Kaila Frazier) and Melchione (assisted by Potere and junior Brooke Edwards) recorded the Tigers’ other two goals. Sophomore goaltender Lauren Wood made 29 saves to anchor Towson’s defense. The Tigers never trailed after taking leads of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2.
Towson advanced to Sunday’s championship game by defeating Loyola University Maryland, 9-1, on Friday and Villanova, 6-0, on Saturday.
“The ladies did it again,” said Towson Head Coach Bill Wood after Sunday’s championship win. “The game was a little tougher than I would have liked today, but it was a hard-earned victory over a very tough Navy team. What an honor it is for me to be a part of it.”
Men’s Basketball Sinks Charleston with Free Throws
Towson men’s basketball team made all six of its free throws in the final minute of the game to secure a 53-50 victory over College of Charleston on Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers (12-15, 5-9 CAA) trailed by one with under a minute to play before sophomore John Davis scored down low to give Towson the 47-46 advantage. The rest of the scoring came from the charity stripe for the Tigers.
The Tigers return to the court on Feb. 18 as they welcome Hofstra to SECU Arena, with tipoff set for 7 p.m.
Tigers take two at East Carolina Tournament
The TU softball team won two out of three at the East Carolina University’s Pirate Clash tournament over the weekend.
After falling in the opening game to East Tennessee State, the Tigers came back in the afternoon to defeat Marshall University 3-1.The Tigers picked up three runs in the fifth inning, while freshman pitcher Megan Dejter threw her first complete game of her college career in the win.
On Valentine’s Day, the Tigers used extra inning heroics to pick up a 7-2 victory over Bucknell University. The Tigers scored six runs in the eighth inning.
Senior pitcher Missy McCormick was impressive as she kept the Bison from recording a hit until the fifth inning.
Coming off two straight victories, Towson will be back in action when they head to the UNC Greensboro Tournament. Towson gets underway there with a contest against Georgetown on Feb. 20.
Other Athletics News
- The men’s lacrosse team is now ranked tied for No. 14 United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association after its historic win over then-No. 5 Johns Hopkins. The Tigers are tied in the rankings with Penn.
- The Towson University gymnastics team defeated Penn 195.175-193.775. The Tigers outscored Penn on all but one event as Towson welcomed back its alumni for the Shelli Calloway Memorial Invitational.
- The Towson tennis team split its pair of weekend matches. On Friday, the Tigers lost to West Virginia by a score of 6-1. The Tigers then picked up a 7-0 victory over the California University of Pennsylvania.
- The women’s basketball team fell at home against Drexel on Sunday by a score of 66-52. LaTorri Hines-Allen picked up 23 points in the loss.