It’s a huge weekend for Towson athletics, as football and volleyball look to end their seasons on a high note.
After a tough loss on the road last week, the Towson football team will host Rhode Island at Unitas Stadium in the Tigers’ season finale on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. with tailgating lots opening four hours before the game.
As part of the final game festivities, Towson will honor the 17 seniors taking the field for the final time. The game will also be a fan appreciation game, as the first 1,000 fans will receive a fleece blanket.
Towson will also be teaming up with the Maryland Food Bank. Fans are encouraged to bring food items to the game and donate them to the food bank at all gates of Unitas Stadium. Anybody bringing over five pounds of food will receive a free gift.
Rhode Island enters the final game of the season with an overall record of 1-9, with their lone win coming against Towson-rival Delaware.
Tigers’ running back Darius Victor could have a big game against the Rams. The Rhode Island defense is giving up over 180 rushing yards per game.
A win is necessary for Towson’s FCS playoff hopes. While the Tigers aren’t yet eliminated from contention, they need to beat the Rams and get a little help from teams around the country.
Volleyball looks to claim CAA Tournament Championship
Towson volleyball is on a hot streak at the best possible time. The Tigers finished the regular season on a three-match win streak heading into the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament at James Madison as the No. 2 seed.
Towson’s first tournament match will be on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of No. 3 UNC Wilmington vs. No. 6 William & Mary.
This is the Tigers’ second straight appearance in the CAA Tournament and their 10th overall since 2002. They have only won the tournament once, back in 2004.
But they are setup to make a run after defeating No. 1 seed and host James Madison on Nov. 13.
The Tigers are led by freshman right side hitter Jocelyn Kuilan, who was honored as CAA Rookie of the Year accolades. Kulian leads the team with 415 kills and is the first freshman in school history to record over 400 kills in a single season.
Towson piled up the awards this season, as Anna Holehouse was named CAA Defensive Player of the Year, and Don Metil was named CAA Co-Coach of the Year, while Jessica Lewis was named first team All-CAA.
If the Tigers win their first match, they will compete in the championship on Sunday at noon. Every Tiger game can be streamed on TowsonTigers.com.