February 29, 2012

Raymond, Appelt Lead Towson Over UMBC

from press release

TOWSON, Md. – Sophomore attacker Andi Raymond (Rockford H.S./Ada, Mich.) and senior attacker Sarah Appelt (The Hun School of Princeton/Garden City, N.Y.) each scored two goals and added an assist to lead Towson University (2-0) to its second straight win, an 11-3 victory over local rival UMBC (1-2) at the Tigers' Johnny Unitas Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tigers, who had seven different players score a goal in the win, have outscored their opponents by a 27-8 margin in the first two games. In the season opener, Towson earned a 16-5 victory over Oregon last Tuesday.

The Tigers needed just 68 seconds to take a 2-0 lead over the Retrievers. After sophomore attacker Ashleigh Rohrback (Westminster H.S./Westminster, Md.) converted a pass from junior midfielder Ashley Waldron (Cicero North Syracuse H.S./Clay, N.Y.) just 23 seconds into the game, Appelt upped the advantage to 2-0 when she scored her first goal of the season, an unassisted marker past junior Kendall Mason (Cold Spring Harbor H.S./Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.).

After Waldron scored to increase the Tigers' cushion to 3-1 with 16:12 left in the first half, the Retrievers stopped the run with an unassisted goal from junior midfielder Lindsay Cox (Voorhees H.S./High Bridge, N.J.). But, the Tigers added a pair of goals from Raymond and junior attacker Olivia Turner (Stephen Decatur H.S./Bishopville, Md.) for a 5-1 advantage at the intermission.

Turner scored her second goal of the game with 17:35 left in the second half to give Towson a 6-1 edge before back-to-back goals from Cox and senior attacker Emily Coady (Westminster H.S./Westminster, Md.) narrowed the gap to 6-3 with 10:36 remaining. However, the Tigers put the game out of reach by scoring five goals in the final 8:30 while holding UMBC to just five shots. Raymond and Appelt each scored a goal during the run.

While Raymond and Appelt each led the Tigers with a three-point effort in the victory, Rohrback and Turner each scored twice. Senior goalkeeper Mary Teeters (Centennial H.S./Ellicott City, Md.) made nine saves for the Tigers, including seven in the second half. Cox led UMBC in a losing effort by scoring two goals. Mason made seven saves in 35 minutes of action while freshman goalkeeper Anna Barnett (Midland H.S./Midland, Texas) made one save in relief. The Tigers outshot UMBC by a 23-17 margin and had a 15-12 advantage in ground balls.

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