|Game 13: Tigers vs. Northeastern
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | 3 p.m.
|Location||Towson, Md. | Towson Center Soccer Complex
||Towson | Northeastern
TOWSON, Md. - Hoping to snap their three-game losing streak, the Tigers will return home on Wednesday afternoon to face Northeastern University in a Colonial Athletic Association at the Towson Center Soccer Complex. Opening kick-off is slated for 3 p.m.
It will be the Tigers' penultimate home game of the season. They will play three of their final four regular season games on the road.
Now 7-4-1 overall and 1-4-1 in the CAA, the Tigers are coming off a tough 4-1 loss at Old Dominion on Saturday evening. Sophomore forward Zach Hoffer scored his third goal of the season in the second half for the Tigers' lone goal as the Monarchs jumped out to a 3-0 lead en route to the victory.
Junior goalkeeper John Steele recorded one save in the Tigers' loss. It was his first start since September 8 when he helped the Tigers defeat UMBC by a 5-3 margin.
Senior midfielder Marco Mangione has continued to lead the Tigers this season. The second-leading scorer in the CAA, he has tallied 25 points by scoring nine goals with seven assists. He has tallied a point in 10 of the Tigers' 12 games this season.
Meanwhile, freshman forward Olakunle Banjo ranks third in the CAA with 16 points. He has scored seven goals with two assists this year.
Currently 4-5-3 overall and 2-1-3 in the CAA, the Huskies are coming off a 0-0 double overtime tie against UNC Wilmington on Saturday night at Parsons Field. The Huskies outshot the Seahawks by a 28-13 margin, including an 8-4 advantage in the overtime periods. Sophomore goalkeeper Oliver Blum made five saves for the Huskies, who are 1-1-1 in their last three games.
Junior Mike Kennedy is the Huskies’ leading scorer with five goals and an assist while freshman forward Ricardo McDonald has contributed four goals. Blum, who has started 11 of the Huskies’ 12 games this season, has a 1.23 goals against average while stopping 77.0 per cent of the shots he has faced.
The Tigers and the Huskies will be meeting for the 15th time in a series which Towson leads by a 7-5-2 margin. However, the Huskies earned a 2-0 victory over the Tigers in last year’s meeting at Parsons Field. The Tigers and the Huskies were members of the America East Conference from 1995 to 2001. The two teams met in the 2001 America East Championship Game, which Towson won by a 1-0 margin on a goal by Alfonso DeMares.
The Tigers will begin a two-game road trip on Saturday night when they face UNC Wilmington at 7 p.m.