Towson wins in double overtime
After losing their first game of the season, the Tigers evened their record at 1-1 with a 2-1 double overtime victory at Mount St. Mary’s (0-1) Tuesday.
Junior forward Olakunle Banjo led the team to victory, scoring the game-winning goal and assisting on the first goal of the game.
“It’s exciting when you win a game in overtime because it’s one goal and it’s over,” Head Coach Frank Olszewski said. “It’s exhilaration. The team played very hard against Monmouth. They were out to prove something.”
Banjo, who is a preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association selection, got things going for the Tigers just 10 minutes into the game when he assisted junior Enrico Skrypzak’s third career goal to give Towson a 1-0 lead.
Mount St. Mary’s tied the game at one in the second half after Patrick Wheeler scored from 20 yards out.
The game would remain that way until double overtime, when Banjo scored the game-winner just 1:27 into the period. It was the fifth game winner of his career.
The Mount outshot Towson 15-12, but freshman goalkeeper Felix Petermann, who made his second career start, played strong in his first career victory making four saves on 15 shots.
“ [Petermann] has been very solid,” Olszewski said. “He’s been forced into jams numerous times but he’s very composed and has a great mentality. He’s very much a competitor and he’s done very well in his first two college games.”
The Tigers will stay on the road for their next game at Albany this Saturday at 7 p.m. before returning home Wednesday when they host Howard University at 4 p.m.