Christopher Newport Tops St. Mary's Men's Soccer
|St. Mary's (Md.) (3-7-0)||1||0||1|
|Chris. Newport (6-1-2)||2||3||5|
|1st - 3:56||TEAM (Chris. Newport)|
|1st - 13:09||Jalon Brown (Chris. Newport)|
|1st - 27:16||Frank VanGessel (St. Mary's (Md.))|
|2nd - 50:48||Jalon Brown (Chris. Newport)|
|2nd - 59:04||Caleb Lewis (Chris. Newport)|
|2nd - 83:38||Jack Cooper (Chris. Newport)|
|St. Mary's (Md.)||Chris. Newport|
Frank VanGessel - 1
A: Rickie Kalama - 1
Sh: 6 Players (#3, #6, #11, #14, #15, #19 - 1)
Sv: Austin Brown - 8
Jalon Brown - 2
A: 4 Players (#3, #5, #8, #20 - 1)
Sh: Jalon Brown - 5
|TEAM STATISTICS||St. Mary's (Md.)||Chris. Newport|
|Shots (on goal)||6 (1)||26 (15)|
Newport News, Va. – Senior midfielder Frank VanGessel (Delmar, Del./Delmar) scored the lone Seahawk goal as the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team dropped a 5-1 non-conference decision to regionally-ranked Christopher Newport University Wednesday night.
Christopher Newport (6-1-2), who is ranked eighth in the South Atlantic poll, claimed an early 1-0 lead at 3:56 on an own goal. The Captains staked a 2-0 margin at 13:09 as sophomore midfielder Jalon Brown (Yorktown, Va.) beat junior goalkeeper Austin Brown (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul's School) one-on-one.
VanGessel pulled the Seahawks (3-7) within one at 27:16 as sophomore midfielder Rickie Kalama (Bel Air, Md./Aberdeen) sent a through ball from left to right for VanGessel to one-touch a lofted ball over junior Sean Killion (Crofton, Md.).
CNU headed into halftime with a 2-1 lead and a 12-3 shot advantage.
Brown struck again in the second stanza at 50:48 to extend the margin to 3-1 before junior midfielder Caleb Lewis (Mechanicsville, Va.) made it a 4-1 contest at 59:04. Junior forward Jack Cooper (Blacksburg, Va.) netted the final goal of the match at 83:38.
The Captains posted a 26-6 shot margin for the game while owning a 6-0 edge in corner kicks.
Junior goalie Austin Brown (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul's School for Boys) picked up eight saves in 87 minutes of action while sophomore Nate Ramsland (Catonsville, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) added an additional save in relief.
St. Mary's will return to the pitch on Monday, October 1 when the Seahawks travel to Virginia to take on Ferrum College in non-conference action at 4:00 pm.
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