Seahawk Women's Soccer Battles No. 14 Lynchburg in Heartbreaker

Jenna Pastel '19
Jenna Pastel '19

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team put an end to their scoreless streak against undefeated and nationally-ranked Lynchburg College on a cloudy, rainy Tuesday afternoon. In addition, the Seahawks staked their first lead this season but No. 14 Lynchburg rallied for a 3-2 non-conference as the Hornets fought to remain undefeated.

St. Mary's 2, No. 14 Lynchburg 3

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's drew first blood in the eighth minute when junior forward Jenna Pastel's (Silver Spring, Md./Albert Einstein) cross from the left side curved into far top right corner.
  • Kennedy Jakubek responded for the Hornets nearly nine minutes later as Jakubek dribbled down the left side of the field into the penalty box and fired a laser of a shot into the lower far right corner.
  • That would be all the scoring for the first half as junior goalkeeper Katie Flores (Towson, Md./Towson) made five stops on the 10 first-half LC shots Flores faced.
  • First-year forward Alex Moody (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional) gave the Seahawks a 2-1 advantage at 51:03 when Moody's initial cross rebounded off a Lynchburg defender and she was ready for the put-back.
  • The game was knotted at 2-2 in the 63rd minute when a cross from the left side off the foot of Natalya Rodriguez bounced off the heads of two Seahawk defenders into the goal.
  • Jakubek sent in a cross from the right side to the center of the box where Caitlin Mertens one-timed it for her sixth goal of the season and the eventual game-winner at 67:26.

For the Seahawks (0-5-2)

  • Scorers: Pastel (1 goal); Moody (1 goal)
  • Goalkeeper: Flores (Season-best 8 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • St. Mary's registered eight shots (two on goal) and three corner kicks in the first half.

For No. 14 Lynchburg (6-0-0)

  • Scorers: Jakubek (1 goal, 1 assist); Mertens (1 goal); Own Goal
  • Goalkeeper: Delia LoSapio (0 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • The Hornets put up 19 shots (11 on goal) and earned seven corner kicks.

Notes

  • This was the first-ever meeting between the Seahawks and Lynchburg.
  • St. Mary's finally halted its scoreless streak at 498:56 minutes with its first goal today.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 23 vs. Penn State Harrisburg (5-2-0) – Seahawk Stadium – Capital Athletic Conference opener – 1:00 p.m.
  • Since the series began in 2013, St. Mary's holds a 4-0 record against Harrisburg and have outscored the Lions, 16-0, in those four matchups. 

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