Comeback Falls Short as Field Hockey Drops 4-3 Result to Towson
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/04/2011

Sept. 4, 2011

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA - A late goal by Therese Doyle got the Hawks back within one, but it wasn't enough as Towson earned a 4-3 victory over the Saint Joseph's field hockey team in Temple Tournament action at Geasey Field on Sunday afternoon.

Saint Joseph's (0-4) got on the board first as freshman Jordan Martin notched her first career goal, beating Towson keeper Christina Siwiec one-on-one five minutes into the contest.

Towson (1-3) knotted things up with 8:43 to go in the half as Kim Schnell tucked a loose ball past Hawk goalkeeper Kate Mitchell for the equalizer.

The Tigers went ahead just before the break on a pair of quick goals by Kate Nolan. With just under four minutes remaining in the half, Nolan took a long pass from Caitie Barnwell after a corner to give Towson a 2-1 lead. The lead doubled two minutes later as Nolan corralled a rebound and put it into the cage with 1:55 to go in the half.

The Hawks answered on the final play of the period, closing the halftime gap to 3-2 as Ellen Rowe scored her third of the season on a pass from Theresa Testa coming off of a corner.

In the second half, Towson picked up an insurance goal to extend the lead to 4-2. Doyle then tallied with 38 seconds remaining, converting on a corner opportunity from Rowe and Rachel Walsh, but the comeback effort came up short and the Tigers emerged with the win.

The Hawks are back in action next Sunday, September 11, for a matchup against Penn. The contest is slated for 1:00 p.m. at Drexel's Buckley Field.