Seahawk Men's Soccer Loses Heartbreaker at Mary Washington

Seahawk Men's Soccer Loses Heartbreaker at Mary Washington

For Immediate Release · Wednesday, October 19, 2016 · nmoran@smcm.edu

Fredericksburg, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team saw their four-match unbeaten streak snapped Wednesday afternoon in a heartbreaking 2-1 double overtime loss to the host University of Mary Washington Eagles. The loss puts St. Mary's in fourth place in the Capital Athletic Conference standings with two league games left in the regular season.

Mary Washington 2, St. Mary's (Md.) 1 (2OT)

How It Happened

  • Senior forward Jacob Burke (Spotsylvania, Va./Chancellor) was the game's hero as Burke put in a feed from fellow classmate Riley Fisher (Staunton, Va./Stuart Hall School) with 3:05 remaining in the second extra frame.
  • St. Mary's claimed an early 1-0 at 19:17 when first-year forward Khalid Balogun (Bowie, Md./Bowie) converted on his third penalty kick of the season after the Eagles were called for a handball in the penalty box.
  • Mary Washington netted the equalizer at 36:32 when Burke finished off a pass from first-year defender Lucas Turney (Dayton, Md./River Hill).
  • In the second half, shots were even at five apiece. Both goalies preserved a scoreless second stanza as the Seahawks' junior Zack Haussler (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) came up with two stops and junior Matt Spencer (Stafford, Va./Mountain View) recorded three for the Eagles.
  • UMW outshot St. Mary's, 2-1, in the first overtime period while shots were equal at 1-1 in the second.

For the Seahawks (10-3-2, 4-2-1 CAC)

  • Scorer: Balogun (1 goal).
  • Goalkeeper: Haussler (4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 106:55).
  • St. Mary's finished the game with eight shots (four on goal) and four corner kicks.

For Mary Washington (11-3, 6-1 CAC)

  • Scorer: Burke (2 goals); Fisher (1 assist); Turney (1 assist).
  • Goalkeeper: Spencer (3 saves, 1 goal allowed, 106:55).
  • The Eagles recorded 14 shots (six on goal) and 11 corner kicks.

Notes

  • Moving up a spot, St. Mary's is now ranked eighth in the South Atlantic region, while the Eagles dropped to ninth.
  • Mary Washington continues to have the Seahawks' number as today's win improved the Eagles to a 39-3-3 all-time record against St. Mary's. St. Mary's last win came on October 11, 2011 by a 3-0 decision at Seahawk Stadium.

Up next for the Seahawks

  • 10/22 vs. Southern Virginia University (3-12, 1-6 CAC) – 3:30 p.m. (CAC match)
  • Prior to the start of Saturday's match against Southern Virginia, the team's three seniors – Yonah Zeitz (Potomac, Md./Edmund Burke), Nick Tait (Silver Spring, Md./Sandy Spring Friends), and Kyle Reichard (Crofton, Md./South River) – will be recognized.
  • The Seahawks holds a 3-0 all-time record over Southern Virginia.

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