For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team notched a goal in each half to pick up their third consecutive shutout win in a downpour Sunday afternoon. St. Mary's (3-2-0) posted a 2-0 non-conference victory over Hood College (1-3-0) for its third win in a row since dropping its first two games of the season.
St. Mary's 2, Hood 0
How It Happened
- St. Mary's put up nine shots in each half but Lydia Erickson kept the Blazers in the game with eight saves, including five stops in the second stanza. The Seahawks finished the game with an 18-10 shot advantage and a 10-7 margin in corner kicks, including nine in the second period.
- The Seahawks struck early in the sixth minute when senior midfielder Emily Huey (Pocomoke City, Md./Snow Hill) put in a corner kick from the right side which bounced around the box before landing at the right foot of sophomore Emmey German (Lutherville, Md./Towson) at the edge of the box. German finished to the right side of the goal for her first tally of the season.
- Erickson maintained St. Mary's off the scoreboard for the rest of the half as the Seahawks headed into halftime with the one-goal lead.
- The final goal of the game happened at 73:57 when first-year midfielder Ashley Yurich's (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) cross from the right side deflected off a Blazer defender and found the back of the net.
- Hood came up with some scoring opportunities in the second half, including one in the final 11 seconds, to force sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Marts (Darlington, Md./John Carroll) to make three saves to preserve her second career clean sheet.
For the Seahawks
- Scorers: German (1 goal); Own goal (1 goal)
- Goalkeeper: Marts (4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
- Scorers: None
- Goalkeeper: Erickson (8 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
- This is the 10th time St. Mary's has blanked the Blazers as the Seahawks have outscored the Blazers, 54-1, in 11 contests.
- St. Mary's and Hood had not played each other since 2011 but the Seahawks have now won all 11 previous meetings since their first matchup in 1995.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Sep. 15 vs. Haverford (0-2) – Seahawk Stadium – 1:30 p.m.
- Haverford and the Seahawks met for the first time last season with the Fords coming away with a 1-0 win on their home field.
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