Fredericksburg, Va. – First-year midfielder Johanna Rambo (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown) netted the game-tying goal to help the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team clinch the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament as the Seahawks played to a 1-1 draw with University of Mary Washington Saturday afternoon.
St. Mary's (5-6-3, 5-2-1 CAC) will host a first round contest on Saturday, October 30 and will most likely face Mary Washington for the second time in a week as the Eagles are currently sixth in the standings with a 3-2-2 mark and have one league game remaining.
Following a scoreless first half, Mary Washington (8-4-3) struck first as junior defender Amy Olson (Crofton, Md./Arundel) slid one up the middle for a 1-0 Eagle lead at 53:59.
The one-goal lead did not last long as Rambo responded with an unassisted goal just six minutes later (59:49).
In the first overtime period, the Seahawks turned away four corner kicks by Mary Washington while Rambo had a shot go off the post following a corner kick by junior defender Bridget McGovern (Wrentham, Mass./King Philip Regional).
The second overtime stanza saw Rambo and sophomore midfielder Carly Harmon (Davisburg, Mich./Holly) each fire a shot that was denied by junior goalkeeper Tina Brehm (Springfield, Va./Robert E. Lee) while Seahawk goalie Kelsey Wirtz (Parkton, Md./Hereford) made a game-saving stop as Wirtz stuffed a shot by the Eagles' leading-goal scorer, first-year defender Tina Rader (Springfield, Va./West Springfield), as time expired.
Mary Washington posted an 18-9 shot advantage as well as a 12-4 margin in corner kicks.
Wirtz finished with four stops while Brehm had three.
St. Mary's will wrap up the regular-season on Wednesday, October 27 as they welcome Virginia Wesleyan College to Seahawk Stadium for non-conference action at 3:30 pm.
Prior to the start of Wednesday's contest, the team's two seniors, forward Taylor Colonna (Kingsville, Md./Perry Hall) and defender Jamie Roberts (Rockville, Md./The Barrie School), will be recognized for their years of service to the Seahawk women's soccer program.