Mary Washington Tops Seahawk Women's Soccer, 2-0, in CAC Action

Photo credit: Bill Wood
Photo credit: Bill Wood

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

Fredericksburg, Va. – A pair of second-half goals lifted the University of Mary Washington to a 2-0 Capital Athletic Conference win over the visiting St. Mary's College of Maryland Seahawks Wednesday afternoon.

The loss drops St. Mary's to 2-3-2 in conference action and sixth in the CAC standings while Mary Washington improves to 3-3-1 in league play and fourth in the conference.

St. Mary's 0, Mary Washington 2

How It Happened

  • Even play between both sides maintained the first half scoreless as UMW edged the Seahawks, 5-4, in shots as well as 2-1 in corner kicks.
  • Brielle Mitchell broke the 0-0 draw in the 55th minute as Mitchell put one past senior captain Sydney Larkin (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) off a free kick.
  • The Eagles netted an insurance marker in the 78th minute when Brooke Bauman sent a pass across to Erica Ganthner for the finish.
  • St. Mary's earned five corner kicks and generated five shots in the second half but just couldn't find the back of the net.

For the Seahawks (3-8-4, 2-3-2 CAC)

  • Scorer: None
  • Goalkeeper: Larkin (2 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • St. Mary's tallied nine shots (five on goal) and six corner kicks.

For Mary Washington (7-8-1, 3-3-1 CAC)

  • Scorers: Mitchell (1 goal), Ganthner (1 goal), Bauman (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Haley Randall (5 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • The Eagles won their second straight with 15 shots (four on goal) and four corner kicks.

Notes

  • Mary Washington moves to 26-7-8 all-time against the Seahawks with its first win over St. Mary's since 2014.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 218 vs. Wesley College (3-10-1, 0-7-0 CAC) – Seahawk Stadium – CAC match – Senior Day – 1:00 p.m.
  • St. Mary's dominates the series with a 16-1 record, including nine wins in a row. 

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