Seahawk Men’s Soccer Upends No. 18 Carnegie Mellon in Elmer Lord Tournament

Khalid Balogun '20 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Khalid Balogun '20 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

SALISBURY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team (2-0) upended the No. 18 Carnegie Mellon Tartans (1-1) 3-2 in the Elmer Lord Tournament on Saturday (Aug. 31) afternoon. The victory over the Tartans was the first win over a ranked opponent since the 2017 season when the Seahawks knocked off No. 16 Mary Washington.

St. Mary's - 3, No. 18 Carnegie Mellon - 2

How It Happened

  • In a chippy first half that included four yellow cards, the Seahawks managed to keep their composure and tally the only two goals in the opening half. Josh McRobie continued his strong start to the season with a goal in the 15th minute of action. Next, Khalid Balogun was awarded a penalty kick and took full advantage of the opportunity, burying his shot into the back of the net in the 26th minute.

  • The momentum shifted in the second half as the Tartans recorded back-to-back goals to even the game 2-2. However, with just under ten minutes left to play, the Seahawks notched the game-winning goal when Balogun beat the opposing keeper in the 82nd minute. Owen Smith was credited with the well-placed assist. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Balogun led the Seahawks on the offensive end with two goals and is now tied with McRobie for the team lead in points with seven. In goal, Patrick Paolini gathered two saves on the afternoon. 

  • As a team, the Seahawks topped the Tartans in shots (17-14), but were edged in corner kicks (7-4). 

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 7 vs. Bridgewater | 2:00 PM | Jamie L. Roberts Stadium | Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Dedication Day

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