Grantham, Pa. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team suffered a 7-0 setback at the hands of two-time defending national champion, No. 1 Messiah College, Saturday night.
Messiah (4-0) garnered a 3-0 halftime lead as three different Falcons found the back of the net and outshot the Seahawks, 15-1.
The Falcons continued the scoring in the second half as first-year midfielder Alicia Frey (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern) finished with two goals while senior midfielder Amanda Naeher (Seymour, Conn./Christian Heritage) added four points as well on one goal and two assists.
Messiah registered a 29-1 shot advantage along with an 11-1 margin on corner kicks.
Junior goalie Autumn Reilly (Saint Albans, Vt./Essex) picked up her fourth win and third shutout of the season.
Sophomore forward Tori Eskay (Damascus, Md./Urbana) tallied the Seahawks only shot of the match.
In her second start, first-year Kelsey Wirtz (Parkton, Md./Hereford) made six stops in 65:16 while fellow classmate Allison Griffin (Dayton, Md./River Hill) had one save in 12:13 and first-year Shelby Perkins (Forest Hill, Md./Notre Dame Prep) saw 12:31 minutes of action with two stops.
The Seahawks hope to get in the win column next Saturday, September 18 when they travel to Owings Mills to face the defending regular-season Capital Athletic Conference co-champion, Stevenson University, at noon.