Seahawk Women's Soccer shut Out by Virginia Wesleyan

Photo credit: Bill Wood
Photo credit: Bill Wood

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

Virginia Beach, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team saw their two-game win streak snapped Wednesday evening. St. Mary's (6-6) dropped a 3-0 non-conference decision to Virginia Wesleyan University (5-2-1), extending the Marlins' unbeaten streak to four straight.

St. Mary's 3, Virginia Wesleyan 0

How It Happened

  • Virginia Wesleyan fired off 18 shots while the Seahawks were limited to eight for the match.
  • The Marlins also claimed a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Carleigh Van Reenen netted an unassisted goal at 27:22 before finishing off a pass from Alexandra Fitz in the 44th minute to send VWU into halftime with a 2-0 lead.
  • Sophomore Emmey German (Lutherville, Md./Towson) tested Tristan Roberts in the 37th minute while sophomore forward Alex Moody (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional) made Roberts work in the 58th minute in St. Mary's only two shots on goal.
  • Anna Pedicone stretched the Marlin advantage to 3-0 at 61:52 off an assist from Marli Hayward.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Katie Flores (6 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90:00)

For Virginia Wesleyan

  • Scorers: Van Reenen (2 goals); Pedicone (1 goal); Fitz (1 assist); Hayward (1 assist)
  • Goalkeepers: Roberts (2 saves, 0 goals allowed, 84:12); Alicia Zamora (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 5:48)

Notes

  • Virginia Wesleyan now takes an 11-5 lead in the series and marks the first time since 2012 that the two sides have played each other. The Marlins own an eight-game win streak over St. Mary's while the Seahawks' last win over VWU came in 1999 – a 1-0 overtime decision.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 6 vs. Mary Washington (5-2-1, 1-0-0 CAC) – Seahawk Stadium – 1:30 p.m.
  • Mary Washington leads the series, 26-8-8, but the Seahawks posted a 3-0 win over UMW last fall in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament first round in St. Mary's City after falling 2-0 in the regular-season matchup in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

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