Towson Releases Challenging 16-Game Schedule for 2013

TOWSON, Md. Head coach Sonia LaMonica announced a challenging 16 game schedule for the Colonial Athletic Association defending champion Towson University women's lacrosse team in 2013. The schedule includes seven home games, highlighted by a March 26 game against NCAA semifinalist Maryland.

"As our program continues to get stronger, so too has our game schedule and this year is no different," said LaMonica. "Adding two high caliber programs in UNC and Georgetown to an already challenging line up will provide more opportunities for us to grow and develop our program to the next level. I'm excited for the challenges ahead and to continue cultivating a great experience for our student-athletes."

The Tigers will open their season with three straight road matches, starting Friday, Feb. 15. Towson opens the season at North Carolina, for its fourth all-time meeting with the Tar Heels and first since the NCAA Tournament in 2009.

Towson then travels to Georgetown on February 23 before visiting local rival, UMBC on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The Tigers will be facing the Hoyas for the first time since the 2005 NCAA Tournament. Towson has won four of the last five against UMBC, including an 11-3 victory in 2012.

The Tigers open the month of March with their first home game as they will battle Charles Street neighbor Loyola in Unitas Stadium on March 2. Towson makes the quick trip to American on March 6 before returning home to host Syracuse, a national finalist a year ago, on March 9.

Towson will visit Richmond on March 16, the Tigers have won six straight in the series. The Tigers will welcome Johns Hopkins to Unitas Stadium on March 19 for another local battle. Towson remains home for the battle with the Terps on March 26.

The Tigers open the defense of their CAA title on March 31 when they travel to Delaware.

Towson travels to George Mason on April 5 before visiting James Madison on April 7. The Tigers have battled the Dukes for each of the last two CAA titles. Towson returns home the weekend of April 12 to host William & Mary before battling Old Dominion on April 14.

The Tigers make their final road trip of the regular season on April 19 when they visit Hofstra. Towson then returns home to close out the regular season on April 21 when they host Drexel.

The top four seeds will advance to the CAA tournament, which will be held May 3 and 5.

Day & Date      Opponent           Location                Time (ET)
Fri, Feb 15 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Feb 23 Georgetown Washington, D.C. 1:00 p.m.
Wed, Feb 27 UMBC Baltimore, Md. 4:00 p.m.

Sat, Mar 02 Loyola (Md.) Johnny Unitas Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Wed, Mar 06 American Washington, D.C. 3:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar 09 Syracuse Johnny Unitas Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar 16 Richmond Richmond, Va. 1:00 p.m.
Tue, Mar 19 Johns Hopkins Johnny Unitas Stadium 7:00 p.m.
Tue, Mar 26 Maryland Johnny Unitas Stadium 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Mar 31 Delaware * Newark, Del. 1:00 p.m.

Fri, Apr 05 George Mason * Fairfax, Va. 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Apr 07 James Madison * Harrisonburg, Va. 1:00 p.m.
Fri, Apr 12 William & Mary * Johnny Unitas Stadium 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Apr 14 Old Dominion * Johnny Unitas Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Fri, Apr 19 Hofstra * Hempstead, N.Y. 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Apr 21 Drexel * Johnny Unitas Stadium 1:00 p.m.

Fri, May 03 -
Sun, May 05 CAA Championship Highest seed


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