UPDATING THE TIGERS: Towson split a pair of 2-1 decisions over the weekend. Towson traveled to UNC Wilmington and despite a Katlyn Axenfeld goal that tied the game at 1-1, the Seahawks picked up the win on a Katrina Guillou goal. Against College of Charleston, Towson again conceded the first goal but this time scored two in the second half - from Hollie Garber and Emily Banes - to take home the victory.
LAST TIME VS. WILLIAM & MARY (Sept. 30, 2012; Towson 0, W&M 5): Erin Quinn made a career-high 12 saves, but William & Mary scored two goals in the first half and three in the second to claim the win. Cheyenne Skidmore and Katlyn Axenfeld each had chances to score for Towson in the first half.
SCOUTING THE TRIBE (6-1-4, 3-0 CAA): William & Mary finished the non-conference season 3-1-4 before winning three straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) matches coming into Thursday’s game. The Tribe’s only loss came against then-No. 18 Georgetown, 2-1 in overtime back on August 23. The Tribe have this week’s CAA Player of the Week Emory Camper, who leads W&M with seven goals and one assist for 15 points. Three players have two goals apiece. Caroline Casey is the goalkeeper of record. She has a goals-against average of 0.67 and a save percentage of .864. Casey leads the CAA in both statistical categories.
SERIES HISTORY VS. WILLIAM & MARY (0-9-2): The Tribe has won nine of 11 matches contested in the series history, and the teams have drawn in the other two. William & Mary have recorded 5-0 wins in each of the last two matches. W&M hold a 4-0-1 in Williamsburg. The one draw the Tigers have posted came on October 27, 2005 - a 0-0 result.
STORYLINES: Here are several things to keep an eye on Thursday...
- Towson has never beaten William & Mary.
- This match features one of the CAA’s top scorers (Emily Banes) against the league’s best goalkeeper (Caroline Casey).
- The Tigers will be looking for a measure of revenge as the Tribe has outscored them 10-0 in the last two matches.
- Towson’s Banes is just two points and two goals away from becoming the school's all-time leader in both.
NEXT UP: Towson plays its last road contest of the season on Sunday, October 13 at James Madison at 1 p.m.