By: Geoffrey Parker, Contributing Writer
This past Sunday, the Tigers (2-12, 0-3 CAA) traveled to Philadelphia to take on the La Salle Explorers (7-7), in a non-conference match, and fell 3-0.
Strong defenses showed up in the first half, which held both teams scoreless. The Tigers were outshot in the first half, 11-0. During the last week of practices, “defense and attack were big themes” Head Coach Carly Campana said, so another strong showing was expected.
Sophomore goalkeeper Emilee Woodall recorded six saves in the first half to keep the Tigers in it.
“She [Woodall] is stepping up, taking control, and becoming a great leader for us,” Campana said.
The Explorers came out firing quickly in the second half, with La Salle’s Kendall Kreider scoring a goal in the 35th minute in the second half. La Salle added a second goal in the 50th minute with Katie O’Grady scoring on a penalty shot.
In the 57th minute, Towson Sophomore Morgan Lowry recorded her first defensive save of the season by denying La Salle’s Jess Hoffman of a scoring chance.
Towson was given a penalty shot in the 60th minute, but senior Stacey Mackintosh was unable to convert. Seven minutes later, La Salle put the game away, and Abbey Lawrence scored unassisted for their third goal of the game.
The Tigers put up nine shots in the second half, which forced La Salle’s Rachel Hartman to make six saves in the second half. Woodall also added eight saves in the second half to end the game with a total of 15 saves.
“We need to continue being aggressive and [keep] attacking the circle once we enter the 25,” Coach Campana said. “Be relentless, disciplined and connect our passes.”
This week, the Tigers will end a four game road trip at CAA rival, No. 15 Delaware on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. and close the weekend to play No. 7 Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m.