March 3, 2012

Towson Upsets No. 12 Loyola 7-6

from press release

Courtesy Loyola Athletics

BALTIMORE – The Tigers used a strong defensive stand in the final five minutes to secure a 7-6 upset victory at No. 12 Loyola on Saturday afternoon. It was the first win over a ranked opponent for the Tigers (3-0) since they defeated James Madison in April of last season.

“I’m extremely proud of the effort from our girls today,” said Coach Sonia LaMonica. “The team did a great job of battling today, Mary Teeters came up with some big saves for us and I thought Michelle Dufault and Alexa Demski did extremely well with some tough defensive match-ups for us.”

Loyola opened the scoring with a goal from Cass Cursaro with 24:08 to play in the first half. The Tigers answered quickly as senior attacker Sarah Appelt scored on a free position attempt with 23:23 to go in the half.

The score remained tied at 1-1 until 9:48 when Appelt scored her second free position goal of the game. Less then a minute later, the Tigers would make a 3-1 game as junior midfielder Ashley Waldron scored off a free position shot. Towson scored its fourth goal of the half at 4:02 as sophomore attacker Rhiannon Coogle scored on a free position goal.

The Greyhounds (1-2) would score one more time in the half as the Tigers took a 4-2 lead into the break.

Towson out shot the Greyhounds 12-9 in the first half and was a perfect 4-for-4 on free position attempts.

Loyola pulled to within one, 4-3 with a goal at 27:47 of the second half. Leading 5-3 following a goal from sophomore midfielder Kelly Murkey, Towson saw Loyola score three of the next four games to tie the contest at 6-6 with 6:27 to play.

The Tigers broke the 6-6 tie with 5:01 to play as redshirt sophomore attacker Ashleigh Rohrback scored off an assist from sophomore attacker Andi Raymond. Teeters came through with a couple of key stops in the final five minutes to secure the victory.

Teeters finished with 11 saves in goal to earn the win for the Tigers. Teeters’ ninth save of the game gave her 500 for her career. She is the seventh player in program history to record 500 saves for their career. Kerry Stoothoff made eight saves for Loyola in the loss.
Loyola finished the game with a 25-20 edge in shots while Towson had a 10-5 advantage in draw controls.

Towson will be back in action on Wednesday, Mar. 7 when it travels to Johns Hopkins fpr a 5 p.m. game


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