April 5, 2013

Towson Extends CAA Win Streak, Dumps Mason

from press release

FAIRFAX, Va. - Midfielders Rhiannon Coogle and Ashley Waldron combined for six goals to lead the Towson University women's lacrosse team to a 10-4 win at George Mason on Friday night in Fairfax, Va. The Tigers (3-7, 2-0 CAA) won their second straight game and extended their CAA regular season win streak to 14 straight games.

The two teams battled early before the Tigers got on the board with the game's first goal at 24:21. Waldron took a pass from Coogle and blasted it home for her third goal of the year. Towson added to its lead at 16:39 as Waldron scored off a free position shot.

Coogle extended the Tigers' advantage to 3-0 with a free position goal at 15:35. Coogle, the reigning CAA Player of the Week, has now scored a goal in nine straight games. Graduate attacker Jackie LaMonica scored at 13:59 which extended the Tiger advantage to 4-0. Towson maintained that 4-0 advantage until 3:51 as Coogle scored a free position goal. Sophomore attacker Sarah Maloof scored the final goal of the half for the Tigers at 1:49.

Towson held a 6-0 advantage at the half after outshooting George Mason (5-6, 0-2 CAA) 9-7 in the first half. The Tigers won five of the seven draw controls in the first 30 minutes of play.

The Tigers held the Patriots off the scoreboard until 23:35 of the second half. Caitlin Formato scored an unassisted goal for the Patriots' first goal. The Patriots' Allie Hilderbrandt scored at 21:09 which made it a 6-2 game.

Towson added to its lead at 16:59 as redshirt junior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback scored her fifth goal of the season. Coogle completed her hat trick with a goal at 15:23 which made it an 8-2 game. After Mason scored a man-up goal on a free position shot, Coogle scored her fourth goal of the game. Coogle's goal came with nine minutes left in the game and was on a free-position shot. The Tigers and Patriots traded goals over the final five minutes to make the final score 10-4.

Sophomore Kelsea Donnelly made six saves to earn the win in goal for the Tigers. Donnelly came up with some big stops in the first half to keep the Patriots off the scoreboard. Caroline Brouse made three saves in the first half and took the loss for the Patriots. Brittany Pastrana made five saves in the second half for the Patriots.

Towson finished the game with a 23-20 advantage in shots and won 12 of the 16 draw controls in the game.

Coogle led the Tigers with four goals and one assist while Maloof had a pair of goals and an assist.

Four different Patriots scored a goal each in the game.

Towson is back in action on Sunday, April 7 when the Tigers travel to James Madison. The rematch of last year's Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship game is set for first draw at 1 p.m.

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