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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 »

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6 Oct 2013 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
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 […] Read the full story »

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29 Sep 2013 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould, Staff Writer
Towson (6-5-1, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association) won its first CAA game with a 3-0 shutout against the Drexel Dragons (4-6-1, 0-1 CAA) Sunday afternoon after falling short to the Delaware Blue Hens (6-4, 1-0 CAA) 1-0 Thursday at the Tiger Soccer Complex. Thirty seconds after the starting whistle in Sundays game, senior forward Emily Banes crossed the ball from the far left, where junior midfielder Katlyn Axenfeld powered a shot from the top of the 18-yard box right under the goalpost. About two and half minutes later, Banes sent another cross from the far left to junior midfielder Katie Ponce. Ponce volleyed the ball from six yards […] Read the full story »

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22 Sep 2013 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould, Staff Writer
Towson (5-4-1) concluded its final two non-conference games on the road with a 3-0 win Sunday afternoon against the LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds (2-6-1) and Friday 2-1 over the St. Francis Red Flash (3-6-1). Junior forward Rhianna Zalewski got the Tigers started in Sunday’s game. At 7:56, she scored the first goal after a rebounded save from Blackbirds keeper Jessica Sexton. The shot was originally taken by junior midfielder Katie Ponce who assisted Zalewski with the goal. Two and a half minutes later senior forward Emily Banes took a shot from 18 yards out after receiving a pass from junior forward Sofia Read. The shot went in the upper […] Read the full story »

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Banes striving in senior year as Tigers find success
22 Sep 2013 | No Comments | By Nicole Gould, Staff Writer
  Imagine yourself hitting the gym and lifting until your hands begin to crack, running until every muscle in your body tells you to stop or training as hard as you possibly can knowing that this is your final year to leave it all out on the field. That is exactly the mental attitude and physical drive senior forward Emily Banes has in her final season. Originally from Bethpage, N.Y., the Long Islander has had soccer in her blood ever since she was 5 years old. When it came time to decide where she wanted to play soccer in college, Banes was torn between Hofstra and Towson. […] Read the full story »