WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW women’s soccer team returns home Friday as it hosts Towson in a 7 p.m. Colonial Athletic Association contest at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

UNCW (5-7-0; 0-2-0 CAA) is back home after seeing its four-game losing streak come to an end last weekend with a pair of 2-1 road losses at league foes Hofstra and Northeastern.  

Sophomore Katrina Guillou continued her solid play as she found her way onto the scoresheet for the sixth time in eight games with a goal at Northeastern. Guillou’s tally against the Huskies moved her into the top spot on the team’s scoring chart with 13 points (5 G, 3 A). Junior Stephanie Bronson also maintained her scoring pace, notching her fifth goal in seven games with a strike in the 85th minute against the Pride.

Towson (6-5-1; 1-1-0 CAA) opened Colonial Athletic Association play last weekend with a split of its contests, suffering a 1-0 setback to Delaware in its league opener before rebounding for a 3-0 shutout of Drexel. Senior Emily Banes has got off to a scorching start to her final collegiate season as leads the Tigers and ranks second in the CAA in scoring (10 G, 5 A). Junior Erin Quinn has started all 12 games in goal for the Tigers this season and has amassed a 1.23 goals against average, 59 saves and a .797 save percentage.

Friday’s matchup marks the 13th meeting between the two programs. UNCW holds a 10-2 lead in the all-time series and enjoys a 4-1 mark against Towson at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.  The Seahawks posted a 5-2 victory over the Tigers in their most recent meeting last October at the Towson Soccer Stadium, a game that saw sophomore Maddie McCormick become just the fourth player in program history to record a hat trick.

Friday’s contest against the Tigers marks the start of a 14-day stretch that will see the Seahawks take to the field just two times in that span. UNCW is back in action Oct. 11 when it hosts league newcomer the College of Charleston in a 7 p.m. contest at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.