Caroline Baker and the Tigers will face Delaware and West Chester Saturday.
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Caroline Baker and the Tigers will face Delaware and West Chester Saturday.
Towson Divers Travel to Delaware Saturday
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 02/03/2012

TOWSON, Md. – The Towson men’s and women’s diving team will compete in the Delaware Diving Invitational Saturday, in the team’s final tune-up before the Colonial Athletic Association Championships Feb. 22-25. Delaware, West Chester and Towson will dive at Rawstrom Pool beginning at 11:00 a.m.

“We are going to be confident and consistent and trying to put on a good show,” Towson Diving Coach Maureen Mead said.

Towson’s Alex Cohen is expected to see strong competition from the Blue Hens on the men’s side. In the Towson’s meet against Delaware Nov. 5-6, Cohen finished second to Delaware’s Brian Coonce in both the one and three-meter dives. Cohen, however, did post strong scores. He scored 257.00 points in the one-meter dive and 298.60 points in the three-meter event.

 “Alex has been waiting for this opportunity,” Mead said. “Alex is a lot stronger than he was when we first saw Delaware, so I expect him to do some really good diving.”

Seniors Caroline Baker and Jeanne Ball have led the charge on the women’s side, consistently finishing among the top three scorers in the one and three-meter events this season. Baker finished first in both events against Delaware earlier this season, while Ball was close behind in second place.

The Tigers have seen improvement from freshman Lyndsey Dickson, who has seen her confidence grow and her scores improve as the season has progressed. Against Old Dominion Jan. 28, Dickson had a fine performance. She placed second in the three-meter dive with 278.63 points and third in the one-meter dive with 260.09 points.

“She’s excited to go and dive again,” Mead said. “She’s become a new and mature diver in these last few weeks. She likes to do things well and she’s starting to believe.”

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