St. Mary's Women's Soccer Senior Day Dampened by CAC Loss

2018 Women's Soccer Seniors - Photo Credit: Roshawn Panton
2018 Women's Soccer Seniors - Photo Credit: Roshawn Panton

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team recognized their eight seniors Saturday afternoon before facing Penn State Harrisburg in Capital Athletic Conference action. The Seahawks (7-9-1, 2-3-1 CAC) came out on the short end of a 2-0 loss to Harrisburg (8-9-1, 2-4-0 CAC).

Haley David (Frederick, Md./Smithsburg), Katie Flores (Towson, Md./Towson), Lauren Hall (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall), Rachel Harris (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville), and Emily Huey (Pocomoke City, Md./Snow Hill), Jenna Pastel (Silver Spring, Md./Einstein), Sam Saunders (Hanover, Md./Meade), and Zoe Smedley (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) were all recognized for their contributions and dedication to the Seahawk women's soccer program. Click here for the Senior Day Game Day Program.

St. Mary's 0, Penn State Harrisburg 2

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks edged Harrisburg, 11-5, in shots for the match while corner kicks were equal at three apiece.
  • St. Mary's and the Lions played to a scoreless draw at halftime with possession and chances being fairly even throughout the opening half.
  • Play continued to be back and forth in the second stanza until Harrisburg finally broke through in the 61st minute as Tabitha Fake tallied her first of the season to put the Lions on the scoreboard.
  • Harrisburg tacked on an insurance marker in the 70th minute as Kaeleigh Smedley scored off a free kick.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Katie Flores (5 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)

For Penn State Harrisburg

  • Scorers: Fake (1 goal); Smedley (1 goal)
  • Goalkeeper: Kayla Arnold (8 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)

Notes

  • Today's result marks the first time ever Harrisburg has 1. scored against the Seahawks and 2. beat St. Mary's. The Seahawks now move to 5-1 in the series.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 24 vs. No. 22 Christopher Newport (13-1-0, 6-0-0 CAC) – Seahawk Stadium (CAC match) – Breast Cancer Awareness Game – 3:30 p.m.
  • CNU holds an 8-2 advantage in the series, which began in 2007. The Captains have won five straight over St. Mary's. The Seahawks' last win over CNU was a 2-1 double overtime decision in 2013 in St. Mary's City. 

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