Sophomore forward Jewel Evans scored two goals, including the game-winning goal in the 88th minute, as Georgia State snapped a two-game losing streak with the victory.
The Tigers took a quick 1-0 lead in the sixth minute when Skidmore scored off a crossing pass from sophomore forward Emily Banes for her sixth goal of the season.
However, the Panthers answered 11 minutes later when junior forward Sarah Bennett tied the game at 1-1 when she scored her seventh goal of the season off an assist from freshman forward Eryka Hawkins.
With 20:20 remaining in the first half, the Tigers regained the one-goal advantage when senior midfielder Courtney McKee tallied her fourth goal of the season with a shot to the left corner past sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Ingram.
The Tigers held the one-goal edge until the 61st minute when Evans tallied her fifth goal of the season after a pass from sophomore forward Jordan Young, tying the game at 2-2.
But, Skidmore responded by scoring her second goal of the game in the 67th minute with an unassisted marker past Ingram.
Trailing by 3-2, the Panthers rallied with two goals in the final six minutes. With 5:52 remaining, Young took a crossing pass from Bennett and scored on a shot from outside the penalty area to even the score at 3-3.
Then, Evans gave Georgia State a 4-3 advantage they did not relinquish with 2:54 left after taking a pass from Bennett and scoring her sixth goal of the year.
While Evans led the Panthers with her two-goal effort, Bennett added a goal with two assists as Georgia State outshot Towson by a 24-11 margin. Young contributed a goal with an assist for the Panthers, who have won five straight games against Towson.
Skidmore, the Tigers' leading scorer, posted her second two-goal game of the season while McKee scored her fourth goal in the last three games. The CAA leader in saves, senior goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak made 12 saves in a losing effort.
The Tigers will travel to UNC Wilmington on Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. CAA game against the Seahawks. Meanwhile, the Panthers remain at home to face George Mason on Sunday afternoon.
College Women's Soccer: Georgia State University 4, Towson University 3
Towson (7-8-0, 2-5-0) 2-1 / 3
Georgia State (6-10-0, 3-4-0) 1-3 / 4
Goals: TOW - Cheyenne Skidmore 2 (5:23, 66:25), Courtney McKee 1 (24:40); GSU - Jewel Evans 2 (60:26, 87:06), Sarah Bennett 1 (16:17), Jordan Young 1 (84:06). Assists: TOW - Emily Banes 1; GSU - Sarah Bennett 2, Eryka Hawkins 1. Saves: TOW - Jocelyn Papciak 12 (90:00, 4 goals allowed); GSU - Rebecca Ingram 1 (90:00, 3 goals allowed). Shots: TOW - 11; GSU - 24. Corner Kicks: TOW - 4; GSU - 3. Attendance: 240.
Game Notes: All seven meetings in the Towson-Georgia State series have been decided by a goal ... The Tigers are now 5-2 when scoring first ... Skidmore also had two goals with an assist in a 5-0 victory over Mount St. Mary's on Sept. 11 ... With her two goals against Georgia State, Skidmore now has 23 points this season, which is tied for the third-highest single-season total in school history ... In 2001, Holly Noga scored 10 goals with 3 assists ... In addition, Skidmore became the seventh player in school history to record 40 or more points in a career ... She ranks seventh in school history with 43 points ... Skidmore also moved into a tie for 12th on the Tigers' career goals list and now has 12 career goals ... With her 12 saves against Georgia State on Friday night, Papciak enters Sunday's game needing one save to become the third player in school history with 300 saves ... The Tigers have scored nine goals in their last three games after scoring two goals in their previous five games ... They have scored three goals in each game ... Evans had scored just one goal in her previous six games prior to Friday night ... Bennett had tallied two goals in her previous six games.