TU shocks Cougars
After losing to UNC Wilmington 2-1 on Friday, Towson bounced back with a 2-1 come-from-behind win on the road against the College of Charleston.
Senior forward Emily Banes came up clutch once again for the Tigers (7-6-1, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association).
Banes took the ball down the left side of the field and got behind the defense and put the ball past the Cougars’ (2-10, 0-3 CAA) goalkeeper Lauren Killian in the 70th minute to tie the score at 1-1. It was her 11th goal of the season.
Four minutes later, sophomore forward Hollie Garber scored the eventual game-winning goal.
After freshman defender Ariana Rinda crossed in a corner kick that bounced off two Tigers, Garber hit the crossbar with a shot before one-timing the rebound into the back of the net.
It was Garber’s second goal of the season.
The Towson defense, including junior goalkeeper Erin Quinn who had six saves on the day, held off Charleston for the final 16 minutes to earn its second conference win of the season.
The Cougars scored the first goal of the game in the 38th minute.
Midfielder Michaela Herrmann took a shot from 35 yards out that narrowly went under the crossbar and beat Quinn, giving Charleston a 1-0 advantage.
It was the sixth time this season that the Tigers have allowed an opponent to score first.
Despite being outshot 18-10 and trailing 6-2 in corner kicks, two goals in a four-minute span would propel Towson to a winning record on the season.
After Banes’ goal, she now has 28 points on the season. Out of her 35 shots this season, 19 have been on goal, giving her a 54.3 shot-on-goal percentage.
Towson will continue to play on the road when it travels to Virginia for its next two games.
The Tigers will play the William & Mary Tribe Thursday, Oct. 10 from Williamsburg, Va., before traveling to Harrisonburg, Va. on Sunday, Oct. 13 to play the James Madison Dukes
Thursday’s kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and Sunday’s kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.