For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team used a goal in each half to put away Wesley College, 2-0, Saturday afternoon on Senior Day. St. Mary's (7-1-0 CAC) moves into second place in the Capital Athletic Conference standings with today's win and just one point behind first-place Christopher Newport University (7-0-1 CAC).
St. Mary's 2, Wesley 0
How It Happened
- Shots were even in the first half at six apiece while St. Mary's posted a 5-1 margin in corner kicks.
- The Seahawks were able to put one of their scoring opportunities past Jake Price in the 37th minute when junior captain Juwan Kearson (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) dribbled past three defenders and took Price one-on-one with a shot at the near post over Price's head.
- The even play continued in the second stanza with Wesley edging the Seahawks, 8-7, in shots and St. Mary's doubling up the Wolverines, 4-2, in corners.
- St. Mary's insurance marker came at 77:10 when sophomore forward Khalid Balogun (Bowie, Md./Bowie) sent in a cross from the left side to the far post and senior forward Adam Kratz (Owings, Md./Northern) connected with a low diving header.
For the Seahawks (11-5-0, 7-1-0 CAC)
- Scorers: Kearson (1 goal); Kratz (1 goal); Balogun (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Zack Haussler (6 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
- St. Mary's notched its eight shutout of the season (and second in a row) with 13 shots (five on goal) and nine corner kicks.
For Wesley (3-11-1, 1-7-0 CAC)
- Scorer: None
- Goalkeeper: Price (3 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
- The Wolverines fired 14 shots (seven on goal) and earned three corners.
- The Seahawks improve to 11-8-1 all-time against Wesley with three consecutive wins.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Oct. 25 at York College of Pennsylvania (6-8-2, 4-3-1 CAC) – York, Pa. – CAC match – 7:00 p.m.
- York controls the series, 29-5-2, but St. Mary's has had the Spartans' number lately with a 3-1 mark in the last four matchups.
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