Xavier Women's Soccer Falls to Towson, 2-0, in Final Game of JMU Invitational
Aug. 24, 2014
HARRISONBURG, VA. - The Xavier women's soccer team dropped to 0-2 on the season after two late goals gave Towson (1-0-1) the 2-0 win in the Musketeers' second and final game of the James Madison Invitational.
Four first period saves by senior goalkeeper Katie Markesbery helped the Musketeers hold the Tigers in a scoreless tie going into the break. The draw remained intact until Towson's Taylor Kiner scored on a header at 61', giving Towson the edge, 1-0.
The Musketeer offense battled to even the score in the second half, taking nine of Xavier's 12 shots in the second 45, but was unable to connect with the goal. Xavier sophomore forward Tori Doss and junior midfielder Catherine Allon led the Musketeer attack with three shots each. Both Doss and Allon were named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Musketeer defense kept Xavier within a goal for much of the remainder of the game, despite seven second half shots from the Tigers, until the final minute of the match. Towson's Natalia Pinkney gave the Tigers the 2-0 lead when she scored on a shot out of the corner at the 89:01 mark.
"We were far more into the game than Friday," said Xavier head coach Woody Sherwood. "We attacked and created a lot more opportunities versus Towson. We got some promising play from some of our young players."
The Musketeers will return to action against Toledo on Sunday, August 31 at 1:00 P.M. Check GoXavier.com for live stat information.