No. 20 Towson Opens with 6-0 Run, Upends No. 10 Georgetown

TOWSON, Md. – No. 10 Towson opened the game on a 6-0 run en route to a 14-10 upset victory over No. 10 Georgetown on Saturday afternoon in Unitas Stadium. The Tigers improved to 2-0 and have now opened the season with at least two straight wins in five of the last seven years.

The win over the Hoyas, was the highest ranked opponent the Tigers have defeated since they posted a 10-9 overtime win at then No. 9 James Madison during the 2011 season.

Towson started this game much the same way as it did the opener on Wednesday. Redshirt junior attacker Andi Raymond scored a goal just over two minutes into the game. Saturday's first goal was assisted by sophomore attacker Alyssa Ferro and jumpstarted a 6-0 run by the Tigers to start the game. Raymond scored two more times during the run to complete her second hat trick of the season; she also assisted on two goals during the run. The Tiger run was capped by a goal from Ferro at 22:37.

The Towson defense held Georgetown (1-1) off the scoreboard until 18:43 as Corinne Etchison found the back of the net. The Tigers pushed their lead to 8-1 with 4:53 to play in the half. That pair of goals included Raymond's fourth of the game and a pair of assists from redshirt senior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback.

The Hoyas closed the half with three straight goals which made it an 8-4 game at the half. Kelyn Freedman scored two of those three goals for Georgetown.

Towson outshot the Hoyas 14-12 in the first half of play while Georgetown controlled eight of the 13 draw controls.

Georgetown struck first in the second half as Meghan Farrell's goal at 28 minutes made it an 8-5 game.

Towson responded with a 3-0 run to push its lead to 11-5 with 21:22 to play. Rohrback had a goal and an assist during that stretch while freshman attacker Gabby Cha and sophomore midfielder Breanna Hamm each tallied their second goal of the year.

A goal from Caroline Tarzian briefly halted the Tiger run with her second goal of the game at 14:45. The Tigers then scored a pair of goals in a little less than a minute which made it a 13-6 game. Ferro scored her second goal of the game during that stretch.

Georgetown closed the game on a 4-1 run, which made it a 14-10 game. Etchison scored her second of the game to lead the Hoyas.

Georgetown outshot the Tigers 22-7 in the second half and finished the game with a 34-21 advantage in that category. The Hoyas also won 13 of 25 draw controls in the game.

Junior Kelsea Donnelly had a career-high 14 saves to earn the win in goal for the Tigers. Three Hoyas saw time in goal in the game; Maddy Fisher played 42:01 and made the only three saves of the game.

Raymond led the Tigers with four goals and three assists while Rohrback contributed two goals and four assists. Ferro and Cha each scored a pair of goals with Cha adding an assist.

Etchison, Tarzian and Freedman each had two goals for the Hoyas.

Towson is back in action on Sunday, Mar. 2 when it travels to No. 2 Syracuse for a 1:00 p.m. game.

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WASHINGTON – Georgetown (1-1) suffered a tough 14-10 loss to the No. 20 Towson (2-0) Saturday afternoon at Unitas Stadium. The Tigers took an early 6-0 lead and it was too much for the Hoyas to overcome.

“All the credit should go to Towson,” said Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried. “They came out ready to play and it's difficult to dig yourself out of a 6-0 hole.”

The Tigers came out fired up opening with a quick 6-0 run spanning the first seven minutes as the Hoyas were unable to counter. Sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) stopped the bleeding with a goal from freshman attacker Colleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) at 18:43, but the Tigers answered with two more to make it 8-1 with 4:53 remaining in the half.

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