St. Mary's Men's Soccer Comes Up Short at Randolph-Macon

Aaron Tanenbaum '19
Aaron Tanenbaum '19

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

Ashland, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team saw a one-goal advantage evaporate in the final 40 minutes as Randolph-Macon College rallied with two unanswered goals Saturday afternoon. St. Mary's suffered a 3-2 setback at Randolph-Macon as the Seahawks dropped their second straight.

St. Mary's 2, Randolph-Macon 3

How It Happened

  • Randolph-Macon claimed a 1-0 lead late in the first half when Dylan Ogletree beat sophomore keeper Patrick Paolini (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) and then passed it off to Ruben Niamien for the finish at 39:37.
  • The Seahawks responded just before halftime as senior forward Adam Kratz (Owings, Md./Northern) fired a shot from the top of the box past Brian Breslin to send both teams into halftime in a 1-1 deadlock.
  • Five minutes into the second half, St. Mary's gained a 2-1 lead when first-year defender Will Miller (Middletown, Md./Middletown) headed in junior midfielder Aaron Tanenbaum's (Reno, Nev./Walt Whitman) in-swinging corner kick.
  • The Yellow Jackets answered about eight minutes later with a header of their own when Bryan Lutz put the finishing touch on Andrew Griggs' corner kick.
  • The game-winning goal was an own goal as a St. Mary's defender misplayed a free kick off the foot of Paul Duffy.

For the Seahawks (3-4-0)

  • Scorers: Kratz (1 goal); Miller (1 goal); Tanenbaum (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Patrick Paolini (0 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • St. Mary's put up eight shots (two on goal) and four corner kicks.

For Randolph-Macon (6-0-0)

  • Scorers: Niamien (1 goal); Lutz (1 goal); Own Goal (1 goal); Ogletree (1 assist); Griggs (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Breslin (0 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • The Yellow Jackets finished with 10 shots (three on goal) and six corner kicks.

Notes

  • St. Mary's was the first time this season to score against the Yellow Jackets, who had outscored their opponents, 10-0, in their first five games.
  • This is just the third win for R-MC against the Seahawks in nine meetings.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 17 vs. Swarthmore College (2-3-1) – Seahawk Stadium – 2:00 p.m.
  • Swarthmore commands a 9-3 all-time record against the Seahawks with St. Mary's last win coming in 2005. 

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