Hofstra Drops CAA Contest to Towson

However, the Pride tied the score at 9-9 in the final seconds of the period when sophomore attacker Claire Brady (Century H.S./Sykesville, Md.) took a feed from senior midfielder Jennalee Trombley (Penn Yan Academy/Penn Yan, N.Y.) and scored her 14th goal of the season past junior goalkeeper Mary Teeters (Centennial H.S./Ellicott City, Md.).

But, the Tigers came out of the locker room and put together a nine-goal run to seal the victory as the Towson defense limited Hofstra to just seven shots in the second half. Dunn and Coogle each scored twice during the run for the Tigers while junior midfielder Jackie LaMonica (Hereford H.S./Parkton, Md.) contributed a goal with two assists during the spurt.

While Dunn led the Tigers with four goals, Coogle added three goals for the first “hat trick” of her career. Junior attacker Sarah Appelt (The Hun School of Princeton/Garden City, N.Y.) also posted the first hat “hat trick” of her career with a three-goal effort along with an assist.

Brady led the Pride with two goals and two assists in a losing effort while Maier contributed three goals.

The Tigers outshot Hofstra by a 32-24 margin and held a 17-11 advantage in draw controls, including an 8-2 edge in the second half.

The Tigers will continue their three-game road trip on Friday night when they travel to James Madison University for a 7:00 p.m. game against the defending CAA champion Dukes. Meanwhile, Hofstra will travel to William & Mary on Friday night to face the Tribe at 7:00 p.m.

Post-Game Notes

• The Tigers and the Pride met for the 28th time in a series which Towson leads by a 17-11 margin ... It is the Tigers' second win in the last three meetings over the Pride.

• The Tigers improved to 4-1 away from home this season and have a four-game road win streak ... In their five road games this season, the Tigers have averaged 12.8 goals per game while shooting 47.4 per cent ... In addition, Dunn has scored 15 of her 28 goals this season in the Tigers' five road games while Appelt has eight of her 11 goals away from home.

• After allowing their first nine opponents to score 10 or more goals, the Tigers held an opponent to under 10 goals for the third straight game ... During the last three games, the Tigers have allowed just 24 goals, including a season-low seven goals against Drexel on Friday afternoon.

• The Tigers are now 5-0 this season when scoring at least 10 goals.

• The Tigers have come from behind in five of their six wins this season ... In fact, the Tigers have trailed at some point in 11 of their 12 games.

• The Tigers matched a season high by shooting 56.2 per cent in the win over Hofstra ... The Tigers were 9 for 16 against UMBC in the season opener on March 2 ... In addition, it is the third time this year the Tigers have scored on at least 50 per cent of their shots.

• Dunn tallied her fifth “hat trick” of the season against Hofstra on Sunday afternoon ... It is also the 14th “hat trick” of her college career ... In addition, Dunn has now scored four or more goals in a game six times in her career.

• Dunn has scored a goal in nine straight games after her four-goal effort on Sunday afternoon ... During the last nine games, Dunn has scored 25 goals with one assist.

• Appelt now has a point in seven straight games after her four-point effort on Sunday afternoon ... In addition, she tied her career high by recording the third four-point game of her career.

• LaMonica has recorded a point in seven consecutive games after matching her career high with four points against the Pride.

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