Seahawk Women's Soccer Wins Second Straight

Zoe Smedley '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Zoe Smedley '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Washington, D.C. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team posted their second consecutive victory Wednesday afternoon, registering a 2-1 road win over The Catholic University of America behind goals from first-year Emmey German (Lutherville, Md./Towson) and junior captain Zoe Smedley (Clarksville, Md./River Hill).

St. Mary's 2, Catholic 1

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's drew first blood in the sixth minute after first-year forward Alex Moody's (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet) shot hit the post and German collected the rebound and found the open net for her team-leading fourth goal of the season.
  • The one-goal lead held until the 42nd minute when Alexa Povelaitis converted a penalty kick to even up the match heading into halftime.
  • About a minute and a half after the break, Smedley notched her first career goal and the eventual game-winning goal by firing a rocket from outside the penalty box which dipped under the crossbar at the far left.
  • Catholic was the aggressor for the remainder of the second stanza with nine shots and four corner kicks but junior goalkeeper Katie Flores (Towson, Md./Towson) made four saves to preserve the 2-1 lead.

For the Seahawks (2-5-2)

  • Scorers: German (1 goal); Smedley (1 goal); Moody (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Flores (4 saves, 1 goal allowed, 90:00)
  • St. Mary's took nine shots (five on goal) and earned three corner kicks – all in the second half.

For Catholic (6-3-0)

  • Scorer: Povelaitis (1 goal)
  • Goalkeeper: Christina Peyroux (3 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • The Cardinals finished the afternoon with 15 shots (five on goal) and nine corners.

Notes

  • While it was the second straight win for St. Mary's, the Cardinals have now lost two in a row.
  • The Seahawks improve to 18-15-4 all-time against Catholic.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 30 at Frostburg State University (2-6-1, 1-0-0 CAC) – Frostburg, Md. – Capital Athletic Conference match – 3:00 p.m.
  • Frostburg holds a 9-5-3 lead in the series history but the Seahawks are 3-1-1 in the last five meetings.

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