Seahawk Men's Soccer Opens up Seahawk Classic against Oglethorpe

Patrick Paolini '20 - Photo credit: Bill Wood
Patrick Paolini '20 - Photo credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team battled Saturday afternoon but saw their two-match win streak come to an end with a 2-0 loss to Oglethorpe University in the opening round of the Ninth Annual Seahawk Classic.

St. Mary's (Md.) 0, Oglethorpe 2

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's and Oglethorpe played to a scoreless halftime score.
  • The Stormy Petrels scored in the opening minute of the second half as Devon Patterson converted a pass from Ryan Marcano into a fast-break goal.
  • Marcano tallied a goal himself in the 86th minute to give Oglethorpe a two-goal cushion.

For the Seahawks (2-2-0)

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Patrick Paolini (2 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • St. Mary's finished the game with 11 shots (three on goal), which was only one less than Oglethorpe.

For Oglethorpe (3-0-0)

  • Scorers: Marcano (1 goal, 1 assist); Patterson (1 goal)
  • Goalkeeper: Luke Whelan (3 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • The Petrels finished with a total of 12 shots and earned three corner kicks on the day.

Notes

  • Seventh-year head Alun Oliver '04 remains in a tie for second all-time with 49 coaching victories. Coach Oliver equaled his former coach and mentor, Eric Wagner, on September 5 with a 1-0 win over Washington College. Wagner coached at St. Mary's from 1997 to 2001, finishing with a 49-42 record in five seasons.
  • Bridgewater (Va.) College (1-2) posted a 1-0 win over Salisbury University (1-3) in today's other Classic match-up for its first victory of the season.

Up next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 13 vs. Bridgewater (Va.) – Seahawk Stadium – 4:00 p.m.

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