For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior captain Zoe Smedley (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) came up big for the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team Wednesday afternoon. Smedley netted her second career goal in the second half to lift the Seahawks (1-2) to their first win of the 2018 season – a 1-0 decision over Eastern Mennonite University (1-2) in non-conference action.
St. Mary's 1, Eastern Mennonite 0
How It Happened
- St. Mary's posted an 8-4 margin in shots and a 2-1 edge in corner kicks in the first half but the goalies each came up with two save apiece to send the two sides into halftime in a scoreless draw.
- The Seahawks continued to attack and rattled off nine more shots in Wenger's direction, finally breaking through in the 69th minute.
- Sophomore Madison Webb (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) found Smedley in the center of the field and Smedley took a quick strike towards the left post. Wenger put a hand on it but could not control and ball trickled in for the 1-0 lead.
- With about 10 minutes to go, Eastern Mennonite had a quality opportunity when Emily Hostetler sent in a chip towards the near post, forcing sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Marts (Darlington, Md./John Carroll) to make a diving save and maintain her first career clean sheet.
For the Seahawks
- Scorers: Smedley (1 goal); Webb (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Marts (3 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
- St. Mary's finished its first win of the season with 17 shots (five on goal) and three corner kicks.
For Eastern Mennonite
- Scorers: None
- Goalkeeper: Wenger (4 saves, 1 goal allowed, 90:00)
- The Royals put up six shots (three on goal) and three corners in their second straight loss.
- This was the first-ever matchup between EMU and St. Mary's.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Sep. 8 at Stevenson (0-2) – Owings Mills, Md. – 4:00 p.m.
- St. Mary's holds a 14-7-1 record in the series, which began in 1992, but one of the Mustangs' seven wins came last year by a 1-0 decision in Seahawk Stadium. However, the Seahawks last win over SU by a 2-0 count in 2016 on Stevenson's home turf.
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