Towson Pulls Away for CAA Victory Over Hofstra

TOWSON, Md. – Towson remained undefeated in Colonial Athletic Association play with a 16-9 victory over Hofstra. Sophomore attacker Andi Raymond led the Tigers (10-3, 4-0 CAA) with a career-high eight points on four goals and four assists.

“I'm pleased with the effort and performance tonight,” said Coach Sonia LaMonica. “We talked about putting together a 60-minute performance and I felt like tonight we were able to accomplish that. It was also really nice to see so many people get involved in the offense.”

The Tigers wasted little time in taking the lead, as they scored twice in the first minute of action. Hofstra (3-10, 2-2 CAA) responded by scoring a pair of goals, which tied the game at 2-2 with 26:25 remaining in the first half.

Towson used a 4-0 scoring run to take a 6-2 lead with 15:32 to play in the half. The Tigers' scoring streak included the first goal of freshman midfielder Paige Duncan's career. The Pride posted a pair of goals to make it a 6-4 game with 12:20 remaining in the half.

The Tigers scored the final three goals of the half to take a 9-4 lead at the break. Senior attacker Sarah Appelt completed her first “hat trick” of the season with her score at 5:25 of the period.

Towson held an 18-10 advantage in shots in the first 20 minutes and controlled nine of the 14 draws in the half.

Junior attacker Olivia Turner opened the second half scoring with her seventh goal of the season with 27:16 remaining in the game. Hofstra recorded a pair of goals which made it a 10-6 game with 23:08 to play.

Back-to-back goals from Raymond gave the Tigers a 12-6 lead with 15:46 to go. Emily von Hollen briefly broke up the Tiger scoring run with her second goal of the game at 10:31. Towson responded with back-to-back goals from junior midfielder Kelly Custer and Raymond's fourth goal of the game, which gave the home team a 15-7 advantage.

Hofstra scored two of the final three goals in the game to make the final score, 16-9.

Towson recorded 16 shots in the second half and finished the game with a 34-25 shot advantage. Custer and junior midfielder Ashley Waldron won five draw controls each to help the Tigers win 17 of the 27 draws in the game.

Senior goalkeeper Mary Teeters made six saves in 51:02 of action to earn her 10th win of the season. Freshman Kelsea Donnelly made three saves in the final 8:58. Jaclyn Pandolf made 13 saves in the loss for the Pride.

Towson used a balanced scoring attack in the game as nine Tigers scored in the game. Raymond scored four goals for the second straight game while her four assists were a career-high. Appelt had three goals while Custer had three goals and an assist.

The Tigers return to action on Sunday, Apr. 15 when they travel to Drexel for a 1:00 p.m. contest. The Dragons defeated Delaware, 9-4 on Friday night.

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Towson, MD – Andi Raymond had four goals and four assists to lead Towson and the Tigers broke open a close game with a 3-0 scoring run to end the first half as they went on to defeat Hofstra, 16-9, in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action on Friday evening at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Junior midfielder Emily von Hollen and sophomore attack Jenn Ward each tallied two goals for Hofstra, which fell to 3-10 overall and 2-2 in CAA play. Towson improved to 10-3 and 4-0 in conference action.

After two quick goals to start the game for the Tigers, Hofstra responded with a pair of its own to tie the score at two with 26:25 remaining on the first half clock. Freshman midfielderBrittain Altomare scored the Pride's first goal, with junior attack Claire Brady notching the tying goal.

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2012-04-13



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