Tigers fall to Bobcats in overtime, lose seven straight
Towson fell 2-1 in overtime to Ohio this weekend in Moon Township, Pa., extending the Tigers’ losing streak to seven.
“I think we are missing the offensive push that we need to get the ball into our opponents defensive end,” said senior captain Kate Williams. “We need that togetherness to score and when it’s not there, we can’t capitalize on our opportunities.”
Ohio (3-5) took control of the ball early against Towson (1-9) with six shots in the first 18 minutes.
Redshirt freshman defender Kayla Lesesne took the first shot for the Tigers in the 21st minute.
The shot was blocked by Bobcat junior goalie Brittany Walker.
Walker had only one save in the game on only three shots. However, The Bobcats recorded 33 shots.
The chance created momentum for the Tigers, as junior midfielder Kelly Mattingly scored her first goal of the season 30 seconds later to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead against the Bobcats.
Mattingly leads the team with 16 shots on the season despite being outshot 12-2.
From there on, both teams struggled to score. The Bobcats outshot the Tigers by six for the rest of the half, but neither team was able to score.
Towson held a 1-0 lead over Ohio at the half.
Ohio came out strong in the second half and took 16 shots before it finally found the net.
Freshman Franziska Schmiedel tied the game for the Bobcats in the 67th minute.
Neither team was able to score in the rest of regulation and the game went into overtime tied at one.
Ohio senior Jessica Jue scored an unassisted goal in the 78th minute to seal the win for the Bobcats, 2-1.
“Saturday’s game really showed what we are capable of as a team,” Williams said. “As we go into CAA play, the team needs to work on taking more shots and getting corners because we need to score.”
Towson will face James Madison on Friday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.
It will also host William & Mary on Sunday, Oct. 6 at noon. Both games will be at Johnny Unitas Stadium