A tale of two matches over weekend

By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer 

Towson won one game and lost another this weekend at this year’s Navy Invitational in Annapolis, falling 3-0 to Drake on Sunday but defeating Bowling Green 5-1 on Friday.

Sunday, the Tigers (2-5-1) fell to the Bulldogs (6-0-1) 3-0. 

Despite having the same amount of shots and shots on target as Drake, Towson could not convert on its chances.

“We lost our focus during certain moments today and that hurt us,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said.

Kayla Armstrong scored two goals for Drake and Gabby Charles scored another as the Bulldogs won 3-0.

Friday, Towson defeated Bowling Green State 5-1.

Senior defender Marissa Green wasted little time to open the scoring, ripping a rocket into the top right corner of the net.

Just five minutes later, the entire game changed when Falcon’s goalkeeper Lauren Cadel was red carded for a challenge just outside the penalty area.

On the ensuing free kick, sophomore forward Evelyn Neidert hit the wall but soon collected the rebound and slid a ball through to freshman Justine Stoner, who doubled Towson’s lead with a finish into the corner of the net.

The offensive attack continued for the Tigers as senior forward Izzy Latour scored her first career goal making a run from the midfield line and scoring on a solo effort just before the 30 minute mark.

Ten minutes later, Bowling Green scored its only goal of the game as Skylar Fleak beat a defender to set up a one on one with Towson senior goalkeeper Taylor Sebaolo.

Fleak then put a shot past Sebaolo from ten yards out to make the score 3-1.

The Tigers struck once more before halftime as freshman Monica Scaglione sent in a cross to fellow freshman Elizabeth Coletti. Coletti scored her second goal of the season, which gave Towson a 4-1 lead going into halftime.

Senior forward Natalia Pinkney scored the only goal of the second half after McKenzie McCaull slid a pass through to Pinkney in the box. Towson’s leading scorer had no problem placing the ball into the back of the game to close out Towson’s 5-1 win.

Towson will look to get back in the win column in its next match as the team takes on Penn in Philadelphia, Friday at 7 p.m.

After taking on Penn, the Tigers will host George Washington at the Tiger Soccer Complex.

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