Offensive Explosion Pushes St. Mary’s Women’s Soccer Past Penn State Harrisburg

Emmey German '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Emmey German '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – First-year Emmey German (Lutherville, Md./Towson) celebrated her birthday in style with two goals to propel the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team to their first win of the season. The Seahawks opened up Capital Athletic Conference play Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over visiting Penn State Harrisburg.

St. Mary's 4, Penn State Harrisburg 0

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's dominated possession throughout the day and cruised to the 4-0 win.
  • German and senior defender Lane Brooks (Middletown, Del./Bohemia Manor) both tallied two goals on the day while junior Emily Huey (Pocomoke City, Md./Snow Hill) and first-year defender Olivia Bescak (Ocean Pines, Md./Worcester Prep) each added an assist.
  • The Seahawks owned a 1-0 halftime lead behind German's unassisted fast-break goal in the 28th minute.
  • St. Mary's then notched three goals in the final 17 minutes of regulation, including Brooks' curving corner kick with two seconds remaining in the game.

For the Seahawks (1-5-2, 1-0-0 CAC)

  • Scorers: German (2 goals); Brooks (2 goals); Huey (1 assist); Bescak (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Sydney Larkin (4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • St. Mary's finished the game with 26 shots (11 on goal) and also managed six corners.

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

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Danielle Marroquin (7 saves, 4 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • The Lions had seven shots (four on goal) but did not earn any corners.

Notes

  • St. Mary's four goals and 10 points were the most they have put up this season to date. In addition, these are the most goals the Seahawks have scored since a 4-1 win over Marymount (Va.) University on October 7, 2016.
  • Today's victory also snapped a five-match skid for St. Mary's.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 27 at The Catholic University of America (6-2) – Washington, D.C. – 4:00 p.m.
  • The all-time series near even with St. Mary's holding a 17-15-4 edge, including a 2-1-1 mark in the last four meetings. 

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