TOWSON, Md. - Towson University Women's Soccer faces the first of three consecutive in-state rivals tonight when the Tigers travel to Emmitsburg, Md., to take on Mount St. Mary's at 7 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium.
Towson holds a 14-2-0 lead in the all-time series, which began during the Tigers' inaugural season when Towson recorded a 7-3 victory on Sept. 26, 1992. Towson posted its biggest win over the Mount on Oct. 13, 1993, when the Tigers shut out Mount St. Mary's, 7-0, at home. It was the first of eight total shutouts Towson has recorded against the Mount. The Tigers are 8-1 at home and 6-1 on the road all time against the Mount. The Tigers had a 10-game win streak snapped on Sept. 7, 2010, when Mount St. Mary's won 1-0 in Emmitsburg, Md.
The Tigers come into the week with an 0-2 record after dropping matches to DePaul and Valparaiso. Senior Cheyenne Skidmore scored her first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss to DePaul. She received a pass from junior Kat Sipes, went one-on-one with a defender and scored near post. Against Valparaiso in a 1-0 loss, Towson got off to a slow start and was unable to recover. Sophomore goalkeeper Erin Quinn made 11 saves on the weekend.
Skidmore leads the Tigers in points, with two points after her goal. Sipes is second with one point on her assist. Quinn has made 11 saves on 30 shots and has posted a .786 save percentage and 1.50 goals against average (GAA).
Friday's game is Mount St. Mary's season opener. In 2011, the Mount had a 6-10-2 overall record (.389) with a 4-6 mark in the Northeast Conference (NEC). Mount St. Mary's scored 13 goals in 18 games and posted a 1.39 goals against average (GAA). The team returns four of its top scorers in sophomore Alicia Mirando (3g), senior Kelly Baker (2g), and juniors Jackie Corley (2g, 2a) and Ragan Cote (1g, 3a).
Next time out, Towson travels up Charles Street to play Loyola (Md.) on Friday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.