St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw in their home-opener against McDaniel College Friday afternoon in non-conference action.
Both goals came within the first 10 minutes of the contest before the teams settled into a groove for the next 100 minutes of play.
McDaniel (0-1) struck first as the Green Terror capitalized on a misplayed ball by the Seahawk defense. Sophomore forward Hilary Hanus (Hockessin, Del./Cab Calloway School of the Arts) easily scored on the open net at 2:49.
Sophomore forward Tori Eskay (Damascus, Md./Urbana) evened up the score nearly seven minutes later as Eskay ran up the right side and then once inside box, she was able to chip it just inside the far post at hip level at 9:39.
In the second half, the Seahawks, who outshot McDaniel, 42-8, for the match, dominated possession with a 15-3 shot advantage but were unable to penetrate first-year goalie Jan Woolley (Ephrata, Pa./Ephrata) as Woolley finished the contest with 20 saves.
The overtime periods were much of the same with St. Mary's controlling the ball; however, the Seahawks had a chance to win it in the final four minutes of the second overtime period with a flurry of shots in a span of 1:43, firing off five shots and earning a corner kick. Woolley saved one while the Green Terror defense knocked two out of play, one hit the post and another went wide.
St. Mary's edged the Green Terror in corner kicks, 8-5, including a 3-1 advantage in the second overtime period.
First-year Shelby Perkins (Forest Hill, Md./Notre Dame Prep) started in goal for St. Mary's while first-year Kelsey Wirtz (Parkton, Md./Hereford) finished the first half and started the second before making way for first-year Allison Griffin (Dayton, Md./River Hill). Wirtz and Griffin each made two saves.
The Seahawks return to action next Wednesday, September 8 as they host Gettysburg College in non-conference action at 4:30 pm at Seahawk Stadium.