March 17, 2012

Towson's Teeters Saves 11 in Narrow Win Over Richmond

from press release

TOWSON, Md. — A strong first half allowed the No. 18 Towson University women’s lacrosse team to earn a 13-12 win over Richmond on Saturday afternoon in Johnny Unitas® Stadium. Senior goalkeeper Mary Teeters had 11 saves and an assist on the Tigers’ (5-2) second goal of the game.

“I’m proud of my team today,” said Coach Sonia LaMonica. “We worked on some things following Tuesday’s game and we did a nice job of holding on when Richmond challenged us down the stretch.”

The Tigers got on the board quickly as junior defender Alexa Demski scored her first goal of the year after carrying the ball down the field on a clear. After Richmond tied the game at 1-1, the Tigers got a pair of goals just 22 seconds apart. Sophomore midfielder Kelly Murkey scored off a long pass from Teeters and junior midfielder Kelly Custer converted a free position shot. Towson would increase its lead to 4-1 with 19:17 to go in the first half as junior midfielder Sarah Hogan scored her second goal of the year.

A Richmond goal briefly halted the Tiger scoring run before sophomore attacker Ashleigh Rohrback sandwiched a pair of goals around a score from sophomore attacker Andi Raymond. Towson held a 7-2 lead following the goals from the sophomores. Richmond scored back-to-back goals to make it a 7-4 game with 3:31 remaining in the half. Sophomore attacker Rhiannon Coogle scored with 2:45 on the clock to send the Tigers into the half with an 8-4 lead.

The Tigers out shot Richmond 14-10 in the first half and recorded seven of the 13 draws in the half.

Towson scored two of the first three goals in the second half and took a 10-5 lead with 20:07 to play. Raymond and Appelt scored the goals for the Tigers. The Spiders would score the next three goals to make it a 10-8 game with 12:23 to play. Raymond completed her hat trick with an unassisted goal at 11:16. After a goal from Makenna Pohle, Coogle and Custer scored their second goals of the game to give Towson a 13-9 lead with 6:59 to play. Richmond scored the final three goals of the game, including two from Mary Flowers to make it a 13-12 final.

Richmond out shot the Tigers 19-14 in the second half and finished the game with a 29-28 edge. The Tigers won 14 of the 27 draw controls in the game.

Teeters recorded her fifth win of the season after recording the 11 saves. Victoria Roebuck made 11 saves in the loss for the Spiders.

Raymond had three goals and four draw controls to lead the Tigers in the game. Coogle had a pair of goals and an assist while Custer and Rohrback each had two goals.

Flowers led Richmond with five goals and an assist while Sam Stevenson had two goals and two assists.

The Tigers return to action on Tuesday, March 20 when they travel to Temple for a 3 p.m. game.

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