Towson, Md. - Towson broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 77th minute and defeated Drexel, 1-0, on Friday afternoon. With the victory, the Tigers (9-8, 4-5 CAA) passed Drexel (5-8-4, 3-4-2) in the CAA standings as both teams vie for a playoff spot.
Cheyenne Skidmore, the Tigers leading scorer, notched her eighth goal of the year from less than 10 yards away, right in front of the net. She beat Drexel keeper Eve Badana on the short side into the right side of the goal. Kaitlyn Axenfeld and Emily Banes each assisted on the play.
The Tigers goal came less than two minutes after the Dragons had their best chance of the second half. Megan Hammaker lined up a ball from the top of the box on the left and aimed towards the far upper corner, but her shot was saved by Towson's Lindsay Irving. Irving came into the game with 23 minutes left to play in place of injured Towson keeper Jocely Papciak, who recorded three saves in the match.
The game was played mostly in the middle of the field as neither team had very many scoring chances. Drexel had three shots saved in the early going of the first half, but managed to put just one shot on goal in the final 45 minutes. The Dragons' defense held Towson to just three shots on goal the entire match. The Tigers outshot Drexel by a 10-7 margin.
Drexel will next face George Mason on Sunday afternoon in Fairfax, Va. The Dragons will close the regular season a week from Sunday at Delaware. The CAA Tournament starts the following Thursday.