St. Mary's Women's Soccer, Averett Battle to Scoreless Draw

St. Mary's Women's Soccer, Averett Battle to Scoreless Draw

For Immediate Release · Sunday, September 3, 2017 · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team remained unbeaten on the young season Sunday afternoon following 110 minutes of scoreless action with Averett University.

St. Mary's (Md.) 0, Averett 0

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's was the aggressor from the opening whistle, peppering the Cougar defense with 41 shots (20 on goal) and earning 10 corner kicks.
  • The Seahawks posted a 17-1 shot advantage in the first half and followed that up with a 15-6 shot margin in the second stanza. In overtime, St. Mary's outshot AU, 9-1.
  • Bailee Brown and the Cougar defense were like human ball magnets, finishing the match with 20 saves.
  • Averett came alive with a flurry of attacks in the final 10 minutes of regulation.
  • The Cougars' best scoring opportunity came in the 82nd minute when Christine Harris went on a fast break but senior captain Sydney Larkin (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) came out and stopped a point blank shot.

For the Seahawks (0-0-2)

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Larkin (5 saves, 0 goals allowed, 110:00)

For Averett (1-0-1)

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Brown (17 saves, 0 goals allowed, 110:00)
  • Averett tallied eight shots (five on goal) with no corner kicks.

Notes

  • The Seahawks stretch their unbeaten streak (1-0-3) to four straight with today's draw. The streak dates back to October 29 of last season when St. Mary's ended the 2016 campaign with a 1-0-1 mark.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 9 vs. No. 25 Rowan (0-1-1) – Fredericksburg, Va. – University of Maryland Soccer Classic – 3:00 p.m.
  • St. Mary's has only played Rowan once before, dropping a 5-0 decision in Glassboro, N.J. in 2013.

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