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Tigers blanked by Drexel, 2-0

elizabeth-colettiCreating scoring opportunities was not necessarily the problem for the Towson women’s soccer team on Sunday afternoon against Drexel; finishing them was. The Tigers were only slightly out-shot 17-14 in the game and actually held a massive 9-1 advantage on corner kicks, but two early goals by Drexel allowed them to tighten up their defense a bit more and they shut Towson out, 2-0.

In just the third minute of the game Towson goalkeeper Taylor Sebolao punched out a cross, but where it landed doomed the Tigers. The loose ball landed right at the feet of Madison Dunn and she put it in the back of the net to put the Dragons ahead early.

Towson struggled to get in an offensive groove early in the game and did not register a shot until the 15th minute, but that shot nearly equalized the game. However, Alexis Toles’ shot was saved by Christina Ogunsami.

Their next shot did not come until 10 minutes later, which was again saved, but that was after Vanessa Kara scored her fourth goal of the year at 25:03. Kara dribbled around a defender into the box to create the space for the rip at the goal.

Then in the 27th minute Towson forced Ogunsami to make a third first-half save, but after that the Dragons took advantage of their two early goals and made four substitutions at the same time to get some fresh legs on the field, and to get more defensive players out there.

The defensive effort by Drexel played through halftime, though Towson had four shots and three kicker kicks in the first 14 minutes of the second half. They just couldn’t get them past the defense and into the goal.

Three of Towson’s shots in that span went wide and another was blocked. In the 67th minute Elizabeth Coletti hit the crossbar and two minutes after that Ogunsami came with a fourth save to stop Sarah Quick’s attempt. Emily Marshall and Marissa Green both had shots blocked in the 79th and 80th minutes, respectively. Towson had two more shots blocked later in the game.

Towson will move onto game three of their five-game home-stand on Saturday when they host James Madison at 2 pm.

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