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22 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Jordan Cope, Contributing Writer
Coming off of a 2-0 win over the UMBC Retrievers (6-2) last Sunday, Towson (3-4-2) concluded non-conference play with a 0-0 draw against the Villanova Wildcats (2-4-2) on Friday at Higgins Soccer Complex in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Tigers struggled to score the first 25 minutes, putting just two shots on goal. However, as the first half progressed, the team was able to control the tempo of the game by sustaining a consistent offensive presence, in which they placed an additional five shots on net. “Villanova came out very strong and played kind of a funky system that we had to adjust to,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. […] Read the full story »

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Read and Pinkney contribute goals in a 2-0 win over UMBC
15 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Jordan Cope, Contributing Writer
Coming off of a 1-0 loss to the Loyal Greyhounds (4-4) on Friday night in the Battle of Baltimore Tournament, Towson (3-4-1) earned a 2-0 victory over the UMBC Retrievers (5-2) on Sunday at the Tiger Soccer Complex. “After Friday’s loss to Loyola, Assistant Coach Mike Eckberg challenged the team, and I thought that they responded really well,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. The Tigers got out to a fast start after senior forward Sofia Read scored just four minutes and 34 seconds into the match with an assist from sophomore forward Natalia Pinkney. “It’s always nice to get out to a fast start,” Paynter said. “It’s […] Read the full story »

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10 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould, Staff Writer
Towson (2-3-1) got hot early on, and cruised to a 3-0 win over the Radford Highlanders (0-3-1) to end a three-game losing streak Tuesday evening at the Tiger Soccer Complex. “We played pretty well today,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. “We’ve been working on a couple things this week after the Fairfield game to get some more offensive rhythm going and some more confidence.” The Tigers wasted no time pressuring the Highlanders defensive line, controlling possession from the start of the whistle. Only 49 seconds in, freshman forward Gabby Scirica made a pass to senior midfielder Katie Ponce at the top of Towson’s attacking third, where she […] Read the full story »

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6 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould, Staff Writer
In its first encounter with the Fairfield Stags, Towson struggled to put up a goal, resulting in a 1-0 loss Friday afternoon at the Tiger Soccer Complex. The Stags (4-1) pressured the Tigers (1-3-1) from the beginning, threatening them early with a wide shot only four minutes into the first half. “We came out very flat and we were very passive against a good Fairfield attack,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. At 10:14 the Stags were awarded a free kick after sophomore forward Natalia Pinkney fouled the Stags’ Pam Coufos five yards outside the 18-yard box. The Stags took advantage after Karolyn Collins crossed the ball, meeting […] Read the full story »

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Early goal proves to be game winner at Towson on Friday in first home game of the 2014 season
1 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould, Staff Writer
Coming off of a 2-0 win over the Xavier Musketeers (0-2-0) in the JMU invitational, Towson (1-1-1) fell to the DePaul Blue Demons, 1-0, on Friday afternoon in their home opener at the Tiger Soccer Complex. “DePaul’s a very good team,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. “They’re an NCAA tournament team and they showed that in the first half and maybe we gave them a little too much respect.” The Blue Demons controlled the ball for most of the first half, putting senior goalkeeper Erin Quinn and the rest of the Tigers defensive line to the test. The Tigers continued to put up a fight, but with […] Read the full story »

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1 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
  Football Eight months have passed since Towson fell to the North Dakota State Bison in the Football Championship Subdivision Championship Game in Frisco, Texas. Still, the energy from the championship game run resonates throughout the program and community. “It’s exciting that people are finally understanding that you get up every morning and you’re going to win a National Championship,” Head Coach Rob Ambrose said.  “All of a sudden they say ‘You know what? I don’t care what anyone says, I can be the best at what I’m doing.’ And I love hearing that. That now happens because of what our guys have done. If that’s not […] Read the full story »

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Record-breaking Alumna joins reserve team, will get a shot at playing professionally
14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould
With every young athlete comes the dream to one day play professionally. For Towson alumna Emily Banes, that dream quickly became a reality. Banes left Towson as the first Tiger to earn a spot on the National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Mid-Atlantic second team. After playing her way to a record-setting 2014 season in which she scored 30 goals and 77 points, Banes will trade in her black-and-gold jersey for a blue-and-white one, as she was added to the roster of the reserve team for the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League. “It had been my dream since I was a little […] Read the full story »

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27 Oct 2013 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould, Staff Writer
In their last game of the season, the Tigers (8-10-1) earned a 4-3 win over the Delaware State Hornets (1-14) Saturday afternoon at the Tiger Soccer Complex on Senior Day. Senior forward Emily Banes led Towson with two goals, giving her 15 on the season, a school record for most goals in a season.  It was the third record Banes broke this season. “Today to set the all-time single season record was a great accomplishment,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. “She’s got a future ahead of her if she keeps focused and continues to develop.” Both teams battled in the first half until the 21st minute when […] Read the full story »

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Banes becomes all-time goal leader in 2-1 loss to Hofstra
20 Oct 2013 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould, Staff Writer
Towson (7-10-1, 2-6 Colonial Athletic Association) suffered a 2-1 loss in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Hofstra Pride (9-5-1, 3-2-1 CAA) after a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss against the Northeastern Huskies (5-7-3, 5-1 CAA) Thursday afternoon at the Tiger Soccer Complex. Although the Pride outshot the Tigers 7-5 in the first 45 minutes of Sunday’s pink game, both teams struggled to score a goal, ending the half in a scoreless draw. Only six minutes into the first half, senior forward Emily Banes beat the Pride’s defense and ripped a shot from the far left of the 18-yard box where she was able to find the back of […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2013 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
For the third time this season, Towson found itself heading into double-overtime. And for the second time this season, the Tigers came out of the overtime session with a loss. This time, the Tigers fell 2-1 to the James Madison Dukes. “I thought we played really hard today. This was our second game of the weekend, where JMU, this was their first game of the season,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. “So I think that the fact we started slow, it’s just about having the legs and the energy in the first half. JMU was a little bit stronger than us the entire game.” In Sunday’s Colonial […] Read the full story »