|Game 15: Tigers at Delaware
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | 7 p.m.
|Location||Newark, Del. | Delaware Mini-Stadium
||Towson | Delaware
NEWARK, Del. – Looking to improve their chances at a Colonial Athletic Association playoff spot, the Tigers will make the short trip to the University of Delaware on Wednesday night for a CAA match-up against the Blue Hens. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 7 p.m. at Delaware Mini-Stadium.
Currently 8-4-2 overall and 2-4-2 in the CAA, the Tigers are unbeaten in their last two games following a 2-2 double overtime draw against UNC Wilmington on Saturday evening. Senior midfielders Joe O’Rourke and Marco Mangione scored the Tigers’ goals as Towson jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half.
But, the Seahawks responded with a pair of goals after the intermission to earn their fourth consecutive tie.
With 10 goals and 27 points, Mangione is the leading scorer in the CAA. He is one of only 16 players in NCAA Division I who have scored at least 10 goals this season and ranks third in the nation with 27 points.
Meanwhile, freshman forward Olakunle Banjo has continued his outstanding rookie season for the Tigers. He has scored seven goals with four assists and is tied for third in the CAA with 18 points. Banjo recorded an assist on both of Towson’s goals in the 2-2 tie on Saturday night.
Currently 3-8-3 overall and 2-4-2 in the CAA, the Blue Hens will be trying to snap a three-game winless streak when they face the Tigers on Wednesday night. The Blue Hens dropped a 2-1 decision against William & Mary on Saturday night after a pair of scoreless draws at Hofstra and George Mason.
Junior midfielder Evans Frimpong is the Blue Hens’ leading scorer with three goals and an assist while senior midfielder Jon Scheer has added three goals. Junior midfielder Kyle Ellis has recorded four of the Blue Hens’ seven assists this season while contributing a goal.
After the Tigers’ game at Delaware, they will play their final home game of the season on Sunday afternoon when they host VCU at 1 p.m. The Tigers’ seven seniors will be honored prior to kick-off.