May 17, 2016 |
After an opening-round victory Friday in the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament, Penn coach Karin Brower Corbett said her main worry going forward was the Quakers defense. Well, she needn't worry any more. Penn (15-4) held host Towson scoreless in the run of play for the first 56 minutes, 14 seconds, allowing only two free-position goals to beat the Tigers, 12-4, in a second-round game at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Quakers advanced to play Penn State (which upset second-seeded Florida, 14-13, in double overtime)
May 15, 2016 |
TOWSON, Md. - Nina Corcoran has been the leader of the Penn women's lacrosse team this year. On Friday, she got to celebrate on a team level and an individual one. Corcoran had three goals and four assists to lead the Quakers to a 17-7 win over Wagner College in the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The seventh-seeded Quakers (14-4) will take on Towson in the second round Sunday at noon. The game also will be played at Towson. Corcoran set the Penn record for points in a season with 83 in the victory.
January 29, 2016 |
BRUISER FLINT is not frustrated. A little disappointed, but not full-blown frustrated. He's seen it before. His team looks solid in stretches and then, just like that, usually at key moments, his team self-destructs. Thursday night, it happened again. Flint's Drexel Dragons held a three-point lead with 6 minutes, 38 seconds left in regulation. But they allowed Towson to go on a 14-4 run - shots not falling, passes not connecting, foul shots missed - en route to a 77-70 Colonial Athletic Association loss at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
November 16, 2015 |
When La Salle guard Amar Stukes went to the bench Saturday after fouling out, the Explorers were down to their last five scholarship players for the final 8 minutes, 54 seconds of their physical, season-opening game against Towson. With Yevgen Sakhniuk - a 6-foot-7 sophomore from Ukraine who was making his debut - saddled with four personal fouls, it appeared as if the Explorers might have to go to their last available player, popular junior walk-on Hank Davis, who played in just three games a season ago. But Sakhniuk stayed on the court the rest of the way. The Explorers kept grinding, got some big plays from Johnnie Shuler and Jordan Price in the final minute, and defeated the Tigers, 78-76, before an enthusiastic crowd of 3,400 at Tom Gola Arena.
October 31, 2015 |
Villanova coach Andy Talley said before last week's 28-21 loss to Towson that the game was a must-win. Now, with the prospect of losing their fourth game in the last five, Talley makes the situation sound dire but not hopeless. "I think the running-the-table thing, we have the potential to do that because we have a great defense," Talley earlier this week. "Last week they were brilliant. But to have an offensive cast that can't support them is frustrating. " The Wildcats (3-4, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association)
October 30, 2015 |
Maine at Villanova 7:30 p.m. Saturday Villanova Stadium TV: NBC Sports. Radio: WTEL (610 AM) Records: Maine 3-4, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova 3-4, 2-2 History: Series tied, 9-9. Villanova won last year at Maine, 41-20. Maine has won last two here. About Maine: Beat Stony Brook last week at home, 23-10 . . . Has not won two straight . . . Is 1-3 on road . . . Has been outscored on season, 165-126 . . . Lost at home to Yale two weeks ago, 21-10 . . . Nigel Beckford has rushed for 365 yards (4.0 avg.)
October 24, 2015 |
Villanova has faced some tough running attacks this season, with varying degrees of success. The Wildcats limited Fordham's dynamic Chase Edmunds to 74 yards on 16 carries in a 14-7 victory in the Bronx. They hemorrhaged 205 yards on the ground to Delaware's multi-back attack but held on to win, 28-21; and they had no answer for William and Mary's Kendell Anderson, the Colonial Athletic Association's rushing leader, who gained 149 of the Tribe's 199 yards in a 38-16 rout of 'Nova.
October 23, 2015
Villanova at Towson Saturday, 7 p.m., Unitas Stadium, Towson, Md. TV: Comcast Network. Radio: WTEL (610 AM) Records: Villanova 3-3, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association; Towson 3-3, 1-2 History: Villanova leads, 7-4, having won the last 2. Last year, it was 42-12 here. About Villanova: Wildcats won at Albany, 37-0, to end two-game losing streak, both at home . . . Still ranked 23rd . . . Freshman QB Zach Bednarczyk, who has a separated left (throwing) shoulder, went 12-for-12.
July 24, 2015
La Salle will open the 2015-16 men's basketball season on Nov. 14, by hosting Towson as part of the university's homecoming celebration. The remainder of the nonconference schedule includes five games at Gola Arena and three at the Palestra. Seven of La Salle's 10 Division I nonconference opponents won at least 20 games last season, with three (Villanova, Temple, and Miami) winning at least 25. Following the Towson game, the Explorers will play Rider on Nov. 17 and Lafayette on Nov. 23, both at the Gola Arena.
February 12, 2015 |
It wasn't that long ago that vultures were circling around the Drexel basketball team. It wasn't long ago that they were 2-11 and didn't have enough players to dress for a full practice. Back then, coach Bruiser Flint was begging anyone other than Damion Lee to shoot the ball. Things have changed some. The Dragons won their sixth straight game Tuesday night, building a 14-point lead in the first half that they never relinquished en route to a 53-49 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Towson at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.