Towson holds off UNCW to beat Seahawks 1-0

Towson holds off UNCW to beat Seahawks 1-0

TOWSON, Maryland – Senior defender Marissa Green scored the game's only goal in the 25th minute as Towson held off UNCW to earn a 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association victory at the Tiger Soccer Complex on Friday afternoon.

The Seahawks, who suffered their first road loss of the season, dropped to 8-4-3 overall and 2-2-2 in the CAA. Towson improved to 6-9-1 overall with a 3-3-0 mark in league play.

"Today was another good CAA battle," Head Coach Paul Cairney said. "We created some decent chances, but not enough dangerous chances. Our players still worked hard for each other but we need more quality to win games in this league.

"Towson is a tough team at home and deserves a lot of credit for earning the win today," Cairney continued. "[Coach] Greg [Paynter] does a great job with his team. We will dust off, regroup and get ready for a talented James Madison team on Sunday."

Green gave Towson the one-goal lead with 20:21 left in the first half when she scored her third goal of the season off assists from freshman Justine Stoner and senior Emily Marshall.

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Taylor Sebolao made three saves in the win for Towson to record her fifth shutout of the season.

Senior goalkeeper Liisa Rahkola tallied one save for UNCW, which outshot the Tigers by a 16-9 margin.

#SeahawkStats: UNCW leads the all-time series by a 12-3-0 margin, but had its four-game win streak over the Tigers snapped on Friday … It was Towson's first win in the series since Oct. 16, 2011, which was also a 1-0 decision … The Tigers also defeated UNCW at home for just the second time in the all-time series … UNCW outshot its opponent for the 13th time in 15 games this season … UNCW had posted a 5-0-2 record in its first seven road contests this season … Junior forward Serenity Waters led UNCW with four shots.

Up Next for UNCW: The Seahawks play their final road game of the regular season on Sunday, Oct. 16, when they visit defending CAA champion James Madison at 1 p.m.

College Women's Soccer: Towson 1, UNCW 0
UNCW                    0          0          -           0
Towson                   1          0          -           1

Goals: UNCW – n/a; TOW – Marissa Green (24:39). Assists: UNCW – n/a; TOW – Justine Stoner, Emily Marshall. Saves: UNCW – Liisa Rahkola 1 (90:00, 1 goals allowed); TOW – Taylor Sebolao 3 (90:00, 0 goals allowed). Shots: UNCW – 16; TOW – 9. Corner Kicks: UNCW – 7; TOW – 2. Attendance: 175.

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