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Athletics Weekend Roundup: Volleyball gains CAA sweep

The Towson volleyball team picked up two wins over CAA competition this weekend.

The Towson volleyball team picked up two wins over CAA competition this weekend.

The Towson University volleyball team picked up two more wins over the weekend to extend its’ current winning streak to three games. TUVB is now 17-3 overall, 10-0 at home, and 4-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

The Tigers earned a 3-0 victory over James Madison on Friday, battling the Dukes through 40 ties and 18 lead changes.

Senior Victoria Williams paced the Tigers’ attack, nailing a season-high 16 kills and three blocks in the win.

Senior Saitaua Iosia added 11 kills and five digs, while junior Aimee Schubert dished out 27 assists and eight digs.

Towson continued its winning ways on Saturday, defeating CAA rival William & Mary, 3-0, at home.

Williams continued her dominant weekend, adding 15 kills and hitting .609 in the victory.

“Having a player hit .609 from the right side is unheard of,” said Tiger Head Coach Don Metil. “Tori was solid both nights this weekend and I’m glad we had her out on the court. We didn’t play well as a team tonight but we had some players do well and heading into another tough stretch we’ve got to play better as a team than we did tonight.

Iosia added a “double-double” with 11 kills, 10 digs and four service aces while freshman Barbara Lopez added 17 assists.

After her impressive weekend, Williams was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Williams is the third Tiger to earn the award this season, with Iosia and Haley Pa’akaula the previous two recipients.

So far this season, Williams has 174 kills, 43 blocks and 19 digs. Her .398 hitting percentage is tops in the CAA, a position she has held all season long.

Towson will be back in action this Thursday, Oct. 16, when it travels to CAA newcomer Elon for a 7 p.m. match.

Swimming and Diving grab home wins

Towson’s Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams earned a pair of victories at their first home meets of the season.

The men’s team earned a pair of victories over William & Mary (finals score of 150-134) and Georgetown (221-75) Saturday at Burdick Pool.

Matt Lowe, John Gartland, Sawyer Martin, Brandon Ress and Matt McKenney all won events for Towson.

The women’s team also picked up victories over William & Mary (167-127) and Georgetown (231-69).

Charlotte Holz , Victoria Oslund, Jenna Van Camp and Macey Arnold all picked up victories in events for the Tigers.

Both teams will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 25, traveling to Old Dominion.

Tennis wraps up play at Blue & Gold Invitational

The Towson University Women’s tennis team concluded play on Sunday at the Blue & Gold Invitational at the Naval Academy.

Freshman Barbora Vasilkova led the Tigers, excelling in both singles and doubles play.

Vasilkova picked up two wins in the ‘C’ singles flight, before falling in the championship match.

The freshman then teamed with Cailey Easdale to win the ‘B1’ doubles championship on Sunday.

Another Tiger freshman had a big Sunday as well, as Nicole Shakhnazarova captured the tournament ‘B’ singles flight, taking three matches for the win.

Other Athletics News

  • The Towson football team fell to James Madison 62-7 on Saturday, snapping a seven game CAA road-winning streak. The Tigers will look to start a new streak next weekend, traveling to conference rival Delaware. Kickoff for this Saturday’s battle with the rival Blue Hens is set for 12:30 p.m.
  • Women’s soccer had two home games this past weekend. On Friday the Tigers fell to UNC Wilmington, 2-1. On Sunday, Towson and the College of Charleston tied 0-0 after going to two overtimes. Senior goalkeeper Erin Quinn earned her fifth shutout of the season. The Tigers travel to Delaware this Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.
  • The women’s cross country team placed third at the Penn State National meet on Saturday. Senior Elisabeth Tauber placed sixth indvidually.
  • Field Hockey was defeated twice this past weekend. Columbia defeated the Tigers, 5-3, on Friday. The Tigers then fell against Delaware, 2-1, on Sunday. The Tigers host VCU this Friday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m.



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