St. Mary's Men's Soccer Grabs No. 2 Seed in CAC Tournament

Head Coach Alun Oliver - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Head Coach Alun Oliver - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

York, Pa. – Senior forward Alessandro Burlew (Mount Airy, Md./Good Counsel) netted his first goal of the season Wednesday night but the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to York College of Pennsylvania in the regular-season finale.

Despite the loss, St. Mary's finished second in the Capital Athletic Conference standings and locked up the No. 2 seed in the 2017 CAC Men's Soccer Championship Tournament. The Seahawks are guaranteed a first-round bye and will host the winner of Frostburg State University-University of Mary Washington in the semifinals on Wednesday, November 1.

St. Mary's 1, York 3

How It Happened

  • Burlew handed St. Mary's a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute as he corralled a through ball from junior captain Juwan Kearson (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) and placed it in the left corner.
  • The two sides headed into halftime knotted at 1-1 when Zion Friday tapped in a cross from Aiden Wisley at 35:05.
  • Four minutes into the second half, York staked its first lead of the contest as Danny Morgan found the back of the net with an unassisted goal.
  • The Spartans sealed the deal in the 79th minute when Barak Amige headed in Nathan Bilbie's corner kick.

For the Seahawks (11-6-0, 7-2-0 CAC)

  • Scorers: Burlew (1 goal); Kearson (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Zack Haussler (3 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • St. Mary's claimed 12 shots (five on goal) and four second-half corner kicks.

For York (7-8-2, 5-3-1 CAC)

  • Scorers: Friday (1 goal); Morgan (1 goal); Amige (1 goal); Wisley (1 assist); Bilbie (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Billy Bridegum (4 saves, 1 goal allowed, 90:00)
  • The Spartans put up 11 shots (six on goal) and earned three corners in the second half.

Notes

  • York moves to 30-5-2 all-time against the Seahawks, including two straight wins.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 1 vs. TBA – Seahawk Stadium – CAC Tournament Semifinals 

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