|Game 9: Tigers at Hofstra
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | 7 p.m.
|Location||Hempstead, N.Y. | Hofstra Soccer Stadium
|Live Audio||Click Here|
||Towson | Hofstra|
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Looking to earn their first Colonial Athletic Association victory of the season, the Tigers wrap up their quick two-game road trip on Wednesday night when they visit Hofstra University for a 7 p.m. game against the Pride at Hofstra Soccer Stadium.
The game will be broadcast in the New York and Washington D.C. areas on Verizon Fios1 Sports with Ralph Bednarczyk calling the play-by-play. Sal Rosamila will provide the color analysis while Eva Zaccaria will handle the sideline reports.
In addition, a live audio broadcast of the game will be available by clicking here.
Now 6-1-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the CAA, the Tigers earned a 1-1 tie at William & Mary on Friday afternoon as freshman forward Olakunle Banjo scored the Tigers' lone goal in the 30th minute. Meanwhile, freshman goalkeeper Angelo Viteritti made his fifth straight start and posted eight saves, including four in the second half, as the Tigers were outshot by a 22-12 margin.
Senior midfielder Marco Mangione is the Tigers' leading scorer with 16 points. The second-leading scorer in the CAA, Mangione has tallied five goals with six assists. Meanwhile, Banjo ranks second in the CAA with six goals and is the CAA's third-leading scorer with 13 points.
Junior forward Liam Maloney has contributed three goals and four assists for the Tigers, who rank second in the CAA with 21 goals in eight games, a 2.62 average. The Tigers are also tied with James Madison for first in the CAA with 21 assists in eight games.
Viteritti, who has posted a 3-1-1 record this season, ranks third in the CAA with 32 saves and has a .800 save percentage, which is tied for sixth in the CAA. He leads the CAA with a 6.40 save per game average.
Currently 3-4-2 overall and 1-1-0 in the CAA, the Pride edged Georgia State by 1-0 on Saturday night at Hofstra Soccer Stadium. Freshman defender Shaun Foster scored the first goal of his college career on a header with 14:32 remaining as the Pride snapped a four-game winless streak, which included a pair of scoreless ties against Brown and Temple.
Freshman Chris Griebsch is the Pride's leading scorer with two goals and one assist while three other players have each scored a goal. Hofstra has been limited to just five goals in its first nine games, which ranks last in the CAA.
Junior goalkeeper Greg Cumpstone has posted a 0.75 goals against average while stopping 81.2 per cent of the shots he has faced. He also has four shutouts this season, which ranks third in the CAA. He also ranks fourth in the CAA in goals against average and fifth in save percentage.
The Tigers and the Pride will be meeting for the 27th time in a series which Towson leads by an 11-9-6 margin. However, the series has been marked by several close games during the last few years, including last year's 1-0 victory by the Pride at the Towson Center Soccer Complex. In 2008, the teams played to a 2-2 draw after a 1-0 Towson victory in 2007.
In 2005, the Tigers led by a 3-1 margin with five minutes left in regulation before Hofstra rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory. The Pride also came back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 2-2 tie in the 2003 meeting between the teams. From 2000 to 2002, each of the three games was decided by a goal, including a pair of overtime outings.