St. Mary's Women's Soccer Opens Conference Schedule with Win

St. Mary's Women's Soccer Opens Conference Schedule with Win

For Immediate Release · By Monica Vega · mvega@smcm.edu 

Middletown, Pa. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland (4-4, 1-0 CAC) women's soccer team opened their 2016 Capital Athletic Conference schedule with a 4-0 blowout win over the Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions (3-6, 0-1 CAC) on Saturday afternoon.

St. Mary's (Md.) – 4, Penn State Harrisburg – 0

How It Happened
- The Seahawks had three goals in the first half of the game.

- Sophomore defender Lauren Hall (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) would find the net at 6:05 after an assist from sophomore midfielder Emily Huey (Pocomoke City, Md./Snow Hill), giving the Seahawks a 1-0 lead.

- Quickly after the first goal, senior captain Gillian Sawyer (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) would score goal number two for the Seahawks to hold on to the lead.

- Sawyer would put up another point on the scoreboard after an assist from junior defender Lane Brooks (Middletown, Del./Bohemia Manor) at 17:46 to secure a 3-0 halftime lead.

- Senior midfielder Claire Kostelnik (Los Angeles, Calif./Flintridge Sacred Heart) would score her second goal of the season in the 65th minute off a pass from first-year forward Gabby Encarnacion (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air).

For St. Mary's (4-4, 1-0 CAC)
- Scorers: Sawyer (2 goals); Hall (1 goal); Kostelnik (1 goal); Huey (1 assist); Brooks (1 assist).

- Goalkeeper: Sophomore Katie Flores (Towson, Md./Towson) would play 90 minutes and walked away with two saves.

- The Seahawks would take 21 shots and three corner kicks.

For Penn State Harrisburg (3-6, 0-1 CAC)
- Scorers: None

- Goalkeeper: Junior Kayla Arnold (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) would play 90 minutes and have 12 saves to complete the contest.

- The Nittany Lions would capture nine shots and conclude the game with three corner kicks.

Notes

- Sawyer is now just two points away from claiming the title as the school's all-time points leader. Following her four-point performance today, she now has 92 career points (41 goals, 10 assists). The current record holder, Christa Childers '02, finished her career with 93 points (36 goals, 21 assists).

Up Next for the Seahawks
9/28 – The Catholic University of America at 4:00 p.m. (Non-conference)

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