The Tigers (6-6-1, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)) succumbed to their tendency to allow goals early; however, Towson was able to level it at one apiece for almost 20 minutes before UNCW (6-7, 1-2 CAA) scored the eventual game-winner just three minutes before the half.
“We made two mistakes in the first half,” admits Head Coach Greg Paynter. “They have two really good forwards, and they each got a goal. We played pretty well throughout the game, but we created their chances for them. We need to stay focused.”
Banes has now scored at least one point in 10 of Towson’s 13 games this season. She has 67 career points, four short of setting Towson’s all-time career record.
UNCW scored early, as Maddie McCormick tallied her fifth of the season at 4:43. She capitalized on a clearing miscue. Axenfeld equalized in the 24th minute on a header from five yards out on a cross from Banes. The score stayed knotted at 1-1 until Katrina Guillou put the Seahawks back in front with a goal just before halftime.
The Tigers kept up the pressure throughout the second half, out-shooting the Seahawks 6-3 in that frame on the way to out-shooting them 10-9 for the match. Towson also earned its two corner kicks in the final 45 minutes.
Towson continues its journey south with a CA