Haussler Ties All-Time Shutout Record as St. Mary's Men's Soccer Wins CAC Opener

Zack Haussler '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Zack Haussler '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior captain Zach Haussler (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) registered his 16th career solo shutout Saturday afternoon in leading the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Penn State Harrisburg in the Capital Athletic Conference opener for both sides.

Haussler's 16th shutout puts him equal with Rick Besore '08 as the program's all-time leaders in career shutouts.

St. Mary's 1, Penn State Harrisburg 0 

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks outshot Harrisburg, 5-1, and picked up three corner kicks in the first half but Hunter Cooper made a pair of saves to keep it a scoreless draw at halftime.
  • Penn State Harrisburg came out more aggressive in the second half, doubling up the Seahawks in shots, 8-4, and earning four corner kicks. Haussler was up to the challenge with four tough saves.
  • Junior captain Juwan Kearson (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) notched the eventual game-winning goal in the 65th minute as Kearson grabbed a slot pass from senior captain Sunny Chhatani (Lima, Peru/Indian Creek [Md.]) and slipped it inside the near post for his third game-winner of the season.

For the Seahawks (5-4-0, 1-0-0 CAC)

  • Scorers: Kearson (1 goal); Chhatani (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Haussler (4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • St. Mary's ended the contest with nine shots (five on goal) and three corner kicks.

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

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Hunter Cooper (4 saves, 1 goal allowed, 90:00)
  • In their third straight loss, the Lions put nine shots (four on goal) and four corner kicks.

Notes

  • The Seahawks improve to 5-1 all-time against Penn State Harrisburg.

Up next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 30 at Frostburg State University (2-5-2, 1-0-0 CAC) – Frostburg, Md. – CAC – 5:00 p.m.
  • Frostburg State holds a 13-4-1 record over the Seahawks since the series began in 1982.

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