For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
Chestertown, Md. – First-year defender Jacob Breslauer (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) had a hand in two goals, including the game-winner, as the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team posted their first win of the 2018 campaign Wednesday night. The Seahawks (1-0-2) picked up a 3-0 non-conference shutout victory on the road over Washington College (2-1-0).
St. Mary's 3, Washington College 0
How It Happened
- Breslauer helped St. Mary's establish a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute when he took a free kick from 35 yards out and senior captain Juwan Kearson (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) finished it off for his first tally of the season.
- Junior goalkeeper Patrick Paolini (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) made four first-half saves on eight Shoremen shots faced to maintain a clean sheet heading into halftime.
- Shots were even in the second period at 10 apiece and Washington College earned a 4-1 edge in corner kicks but it was only the Seahawks who broke through with any goals.
- St. Mary's tallied an insurance marker at 67:52 as Breslauer sent in a cross and junior forward Josh McRobie (Crofton, Md./Arundel) directed the ball top shelf for his first goal as a Seahawk since transferring in from Frostburg State University.
- The Seahawks notched another for good measure in the 85th minute when sophomore forward Isaac Ekobo (Hyattsville, Md./Thomas Stone) passed the ball to junior forward Khalid Balogun (Bowie, Md./Bowie), who finished with a low, hard shot from 20 yards out. Balogun has already doubled his scoring output from last fall after scoring just once as a sophomore.
For the Seahawks
- Scorers: Breslauer (2 assists); Kearson (1 goal); McRobie (1 goal); Balogun (1 goal); Ekobo (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Paolini (5 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
- St. Mary's managed the win with 15 shots (six on goal) and four corner kicks, including three in the first half.
For Washington College
- Scorers: None
- Goalkeeper: Josh Samuels (3 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90:00)
- The Shoremen finished with 18 shots (six on goal) and earned seven corners.
- St. Mary's closed the gap in the series with Washington College as the Shoremen's advantage now stands at 7-6-3 following the Seahawks' third straight win over WC.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Sep. 8 vs. Virginia Wesleyan (0-3) – Seahawk Stadium (Seahawk Classic) – 2:00 p.m.
- Sep. 9 vs. Bridgewater (Va.) (3-0) – Seahawk Stadium (Seahawk Classic) – 4:00 p.m.
- Virginia Wesleyan leads the series, 7-2-2, while St. Mary's owns a 6-3-2 record over Bridgewater, including winning the last three meetings.
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