TOWSON, Md. -Following a thrilling 3-2 road victory at defending Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champion Delaware Wednesday night, the Towson University men's soccer team will play another conference game Saturday at home against William & Mary beginning at 2 p.m.
The Tigers (4-5, 2-1 CAA) scored three times in the first half against the Blue Hens en route to the win. Olakunle Banjo had a goal and an assist and Enrico Skrypzak recorded his first career multi-goal game with two tallies in the victory for head coach Frank Olszewski.
"This is what we prepare for all year," the longtime Towson coach said. "When you get to this stretch of games, the players and their bodies are accustomed to the routine. I expect it to be a very competitive game."
The three goals in the first half matches a season-high for goals in a half. In those games, the Tigers are a perfect 2-0. Towson scored three goals in the second half against Howard on September 5 in a 3-1 win. For the season, Banjo leads the team with nine points and is tied for the team lead in goals with Skrypzak's three.
Wednesday was also a standout performance for freshman goalkeeper Felix Petermann, as he set a season-high with six saves. In addition, he showed tremendous composure by preventing a penalty kick goal for the second consecutive contest, stopping Roberto Gimenez's shot early in the first half.
A win Staturday against the Tribe would mark the Tigers' first back-to-back conference wins since 2009 when they defeated George Mason and Old Dominion on October 7 and 10, respectively.
Saturday will also alumni weekend for the team. Olszewski values the contribution the Towson men's soccer alumni have made on the field and the relationships he has built with many of them.
"That means the world to our guys," he said. "I have a had time putting into words what they mean, but it is very important and I couldn't be happier [that they will be in attendance]."