Seahawk Men’s Soccer Wins CAC Opener

Nick Tait
Nick Tait

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Middletown, Pa. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team opened up Capital Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over the host Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions.

St. Mary's (Md.) 2, Penn State Harrisburg 0

How It Happened

  • Two late goals propelled St. Mary's conference-opening win.
  • Following a scoreless first half, first-year forward Khalid Balogun (Bowie, Md./Bowie) converted a penalty kick at 77:02 to give the Seahawks the first lead of the game.
  • Senior captain Nick Tait (Silver Spring, Md./Sandy Spring Friends) netted an insurance marker at 82:28 for his sixth goal of the season.

For the Seahawks (7-1-1, 1-0-0 CAC)

  • Scorers: Balogun (1 goal); Tait (1 goal).
  • Goalkeeper: Zack Haussler (5 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00).
  • St. Mary's finished the game with seven shots and three corner kicks.

For Penn State Harrisburg (6-3-0, 0-1-0 CAC)

  • Scorers: None.
  • Goalkeeper: Brandon Hoover (1 save, 2 goals allowed, 90:00).
  • The Nittany Lions collected 11 shots and two corner kicks.

Notes

  • St. Mary's entered today's action ranked fifth in the South Atlantic region for the second straight week.
  • Tait is now in sole possession of fifth all-time with 76 (28 goals, 20 assists) career points, passing Mark Zettle '92 who had 74 points (32 goals, 10 assists). He remains tied for sixth with 20 assists and seventh with 28 goals.
  • The Seahawks are now 4-1 all-time against Penn State Harrisburg with two straight wins.

Up next for the Seahawks

  • 10/1 vs. Frostburg State University – 3:30 p.m. (Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend)
  • Frostburg State leads the all-time series against St. Mary's, 12-4-1, including a 2-1 double overtime in Frostburg last season.

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