Seahawk Men's Soccer, Hobart End Up in Scoreless Draw

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 

Salisbury, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team played a 110 minutes Saturday afternoon but the Seahawks (0-0-2) were unable to slip one past Hobart College (1-0-1) and the two sides finished in a 0-0 tie on the final day of the Elmer Lord Memorial Classic at Salisbury University. 

St. Mary's 0, Hobart 0 (OT2)

How It Happened

  • It was an even game during regulation. Hobart held a narrow 6-5 margin in shots in the first half but St. Mary's earned four corner kicks to the Statesmen's one.
  • In the second half, the Seahawks outshot Hobart, 10-7, while corners were even at two apiece.
  • The Statesmen fired the only two shots of the first extra period with junior Cristian Reyes (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) turning away header with 22 seconds left in the first overtime. Hobart also had a shot blocked with 18 ticks on the clock.
  • St. Mary's controlled the second extra frame with a 4-1 margin in shots and earned the only corner kick of the stanza. Alec Kaminer denied two shots a minute apart by junior forward Khalid Balogun (Bowie, Md./Bowie) with less than two minutes remaining in the contest.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Cristian Reyes (4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 110:00)
  • St. Mary's put up 19 shots (seven on goal) and forced seven corner kicks.

For Hobart

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Alec Kaminer (7 saves, 0 goals allowed, 110:00)
  • The Statesmen finished with 16 shots (four on goal) and earned five corners.

Notes

  • This was the first-ever meeting between the two sides.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 5 at Washington College (2-0) – Chestertown, Md. (Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Washington College holds a slight 7-5-3 edge in the series but the Seahawks have won the last two meetings, winning both by 1-0 decisions.

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