Field Hockey

McNeel Scores, Tigers Unable to Defeat Wildcats

BOX SCORE DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Towson University field hockey team took on the Davidson Wildcats in a Sunday matinee game and tallied the first point of the season but were unable to hold onto the lead, falling 3-1.
How It Happened
  • Host team Davidson took the lead 16 minutes in against freshman goalkeeper Ashleigh Bathras, who earned her second start in the net.
  • Towson responded 13 minutes later with a goal from Katie McNeel assisted by Kendra Sykes, the first point of the year for the road team.
  • The teams entered halftime tied up 1-1, but the Tigers were leading in shots and shots on goal.
  • 13 minutes into the second period the Wildcats scored another goal to take the lead back.
  • Towson continued to hang on by out-shooting Davidson 11-8 but was unable to connect with the back of the net for a second or third goal.
  • The Wildcats scored an insurance goal with only eight minutes left to play and the Tigers put up three more shots before the end of regulation.
  • Bathras finished with eight shots faced and three saves, Towson also recorded more shots on goal with seven, forcing six saves for the Davidson goalkeeper.
Behind the Numbers
  • This was the second consecutive game that Towson out-shot its opponent.
  • McNeel was the Tigers' leading scorer last season and is a key returner, her goal today breaks the offensive silence seen on Friday night. She also paced the team with four shots.
  • Towson saw action from 17 players, including nine freshman who got their first taste of collegiate play this weekend.
Up Next for Towson
  • The Tigers hit the road on Friday, August 31 for a game at Lock Haven at 6 p.m.
  • Towson's home opener is Sunday, September 2 at 1 p.m. against Sacred Heart.
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