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Tigers beat W&M for 6th-straight win

By: Myles Nelson

Kaitlyn Montalbano score three goals to help lead Towson past William & Mary.

Kaitlyn Montalbano score three goals to help lead Towson past William & Mary.

A dominant second half led the Towson women’s lacrosse team to their sixth-straight victory, their second six-game winning-streak of the season, as they beat William & Mary 13-7.

William & Mary scored first with just 3:15 into the first half. It was an unassisted goal by Shannon Quinn, her 33rd of the season. Towson struck back quickly. It came after a turnover by Kelly Martins. Towson was able to clear it successfully before Michelle Gildea scored the goal, off the pass from Emily Gillingham. Towson missed out on a great scoring opportunity. William & Mary’s Catherine Shaughnessy committed a foul, followed by a foul from Quinn, giving Towson a free position shot. The shot by Natalie Sulmonte missed wide. However, Towson would recover the missed shot and Alyssa Ferro would score, on Gillingham’s second assist of the game. Towson would hold the lead for a few minutes, before Danielle Palmucci scored an unassisted goal to tie it.

William & Mary took the lead with 14:51 left in the half. A turnover by Kaitlyn Montalbano gave William & Mary the possession. Eloise Gagnon would score the goal, this time it was Palmucci on the assist. They extended the lead with 11:49 left, goal by Zoe Boger, and another assist for Palmucci. Moments later, Montalbano scored her 24th goal of the season narrowing the lead to one. The score was tied at five before Towson got out on a fast break and Jenna Kerr scored an assisted goal from Sulmonte. The goal put Towson 6-5 to end the half, and the Tigers never looked back.

Towson extended the lead with 25:35 left in regulation. Nadia Podo forced a William & Mary turnover by Jenks. After Towson cleared it, Gillingham got the unassisted goal. Minutes later, Montalbano, dodged two defenders for another goal, securing a hat trick, and putting Towson up by three. Minutes later Abby Corkum missed a free position shot for William & Mary. However she’d still score to end the possession, with an assist from McKinley Wade.

With 15 minutes left Sulmonte scored her first goal of the game, bumping the lead back up to three. When all was said and done, the Tigers would win by six. Along with the win, there were a few individual accomplishments for the Tigers. Gillingham, Sulmonte, and Montalbano led the way with four points each. It was a career high for Gillingham, and another hat trick for Sulmonte. Gillingham also had two assists for the first time.

“It’s always a team effort. It was great to see Emily having a balanced role on offense between drives and assists, she’s such a dominant player as a driver. She’s starting to have teams slide to her early, and she’s seeing the option off of that, which is great,” Towson coach Sonia LaMonica said.

The Tigers have a huge CAA matchup coming up on Sunday against James Madison. This game will take place at Johnny Unitas Stadium at 12 p.m.

“Sunday’s matchup, we’ve got to go hard the whole game, and I’m really excited to play them again because I’m a returner so I want to get back at them for last year, so I’m really excited to play them. I know we’ve got the fire and the might to do it so I’m really excited,” Gillingham said.

The clash against James Madison will end the CAA portion of the Tiger’s schedule. The regular season title, and the number one seed for the upcoming CAA Tournament will be on the line.

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