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Towson women’s lacrosse upsets No. 10 Loyola Maryland, 13-7, behind Nikki Sliwak | ROUNDUP

Nikki Sliwak scored four goals and the Towson women’s lacrosse team went on a 10-0 run spanning both halves to secure a 13-7 upset victory over No. 10 Loyola Maryland on Wednesday night.

The visiting Greyhounds (0-2) took a 2-0 lead on goals from Holly Lloyd and Sam Fiedler, but were held scoreless for over 35 minutes as Towson (3-0) surged to a 10-2 lead.


A 3-0 Loyola run cut the deficit to 11-6 with 7:30 left, but Sliwak scored the next two goals to put the game out of reach.

Sliwak, a graduate transfer from Maryland, added an assist, while Kerri Liucci added three goals and Blaire Pearre chipped in two. Carly Merlo made 10 stops in goal for the Tigers, who won their third straight to start the season and picked up their first victory in the series since 2017, ending a three-game winning streak for Loyola.


Fiedler recorded her second-straight hat trick to begin the year, while Catie Corolla added two goals off the bench for the Greyhounds.

Loyola will face Villanova on the road next Wednesday, while Towson hosts George Mason on Sunday.

Men’s lacrosse

Towson 11, Mount St. Mary’s 5: Big defensive stops and efficient offense led the visiting Tigers over the Mountaineers.

Towson (2-2) got a career-best-tying 18 saves from goalie Shane Brennan, who allowed just one goal in the final 34 minutes. James Avanzato had a breakout game with five points on two goals and three assists while Brody McLean posted his third hat trick of the year.

Towson’s offense scored 11 goals on 23 shots. Drew Martin went 5-for-8 in his first career outing as a faceoff man.

Mount St. Mary’s (1-2), which did not record an assist, was led by two goals from Jake Krieger.

Towson takes on No. 18 Richmond at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Robins Stadium, while Mount St. Mary’s travels to UMBC on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Women’s college basketball

Mount St. Mary’s 79, Merrimack 65: Five players scored in double figures and two finished with double doubles to lead the visiting Mountaineers (12-4, 11-2 Northeast Conference) over the Warriors (3-9, 3-9).


Rebecca Lee had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Kendall Bresee added 13 points and 10 rebounds for conference-leading Mount St. Mary’s, which won its sixth straight game. Bridget Birkhead (12 points), Aryna Taylor (12) and Kayla Agentowicz (11) also reached double digits as the Mountaineers shot 50.8% from the field and 13-for-27 from 3-point range.

Mayson Kimball scored a game-high 17 points for Merrimack, which shot 38.3% from the field and just 8-for-27 from beyond the arc.

Mount St. Mary’s faces the Warriors again Thursday before a pivotal home-and-home series against second-place Saint Francis begins Sunday in Emmitsburg.

American 65, Navy 59: Emily Fisher scored 16 points to help lead the host Eagles (6-3 overall and in Patriot League) to victory, ending the Midshipmen’s three-game winning streak.

Jennifer Coleman had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Navy (5-7, 5-3), which shot 32.8% from the field and just 3-for-18 from 3-point range. Sophie Gatzounas led the way with 14 points, while Kolbi Green added 11.

The Mids finish the regular season with a home-and-home series against Loyola Maryland, beginning Saturday in Annapolis.