St. Mary's Women's Soccer Blanked in Season-Opener

Katie Flores '19 - Photo credit: Bill Wood
Katie Flores '19 - Photo credit: Bill Wood

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

Ashland, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team kicked off the 2018 campaign with a 2-0 road loss to Randolph-Macon College Friday afternoon.

St. Mary's 0, Randolph-Macon 2

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks struggled offensively in their season-opener as the team only generated six shots all game; however, senior captain Katie Flores (Towson, Md./Towson) was solid in goal as Flores came up with 10 stops to keep St. Mary's in the game.
  • Sophomore Madison Webb (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) came off the bench to tally St. Mary's lone shot on goal late in the second half which was denied by a Yellow Jacket defender.
  • Randolph-Macon notched the season-opening victory with a goal in each period.
  • The Yellow Jackets struck first in the 25th minute as Gabby Nelson slotted a ball past Flores after receiving a pass from Casey Kent on the left hand side.
  • R-MC's second tally came at 69:12 when Nicole Czyzewski fired in a 25-yard shot for the insurance marker.

For the Seahawks (0-1-0)

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Flores (10 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • St. Mary's finished the afternoon with six shots (one on goal) and two corner kicks, which both came in the second half.

For Randolph-Macon (1-0-0)

  • Scorers: Nelson (1 goal); Czyzewski (1 goal); Kent (1 assist)
  • Goalkeepers: Christina Newman (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 45:00); Edye Carr (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 45:00)
  • The Yellow Jackets rattled off 22 shots and earned three corner kicks.

Notes

  • Today's Yellow Jacket win was the first over St. Mary's since R-MC picked up a 2-0 decision on Oct. 5, 1994 in St. Mary's City, snapping the Seahawks' six-game unbeaten streak against Randolph-Macon. The series is now even at 5-5-2.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 2 at McDaniel (0-0) – Westminster, Md. – 1:00 p.m.
  • McDaniel, who tallied a 12-6-2 record and made an appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship Tournament last fall, have won the last three matchups with the Seahawks but SMCM holds a 12-3-1 record in the series. 

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