Seahawk Women's Soccer Bounce Back with Road Win

Ellie Marts '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Ellie Marts '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

Takoma Park, Md. – Five different Seahawks found the back of the net Saturday night as the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team rebounded from Wednesday's loss with a dominant non-conference win. St. Mary's (4-4) evened up its season record with a 5-0 shutout of NAIA Washington Adventist University (4-3), snapping its two-game skid.

St. Mary's 5, Washington Adventist 0

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's outshot the Shock, 11-4, over the first 45 minutes and earned four corner kicks but Laura Perez made six saves to keep the Seahawks off the scoreboard.
  • Following the scoreless first half, St. Mary's finally broke through at 59:11 when sophomore Emmey German (Lutherville, Md./Towson) setup senior forward Jenna Pastel (Silver Spring, Md./Albert Einstein) for her first goal of the season.
  • The Seahawks then scored three in less than four minutes as first-year forward Megan Tazza (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg), senior Rachel Harris (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville), and German all tallied a goal to stretch the lead to 4-0 at 75:44.
  • Sophomore forward Alex Moody (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional) put the cherry on top in the 89th minute as sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Marts (Darlington, Md./John Carroll) punted the ball down the field over the Shock backline and Moody was there to corral it and put it in goal.

For the Seahawks

  • Scorers: German (1 goal, 1 assist); Pastel (1 goal, 1 assist); Harris (1 goal); Moody (1 goal); Tazza (1 goal); Marts (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Marts (4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)

For Washington Adventist

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Laura Perez (13 saves, 5 goals allowed, 90:00)

Notes

  • The last time St. Mary's and Washington Adventist met was on October 31, 2002 when WAU was Columbia Union College. SMCM is now 2-0 against the Shock after notching 8-0 win in 2002.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 23 vs. Washington and Lee (2-1-2) – Seahawk Stadium – 3:00 p.m.
  • The Generals hold the advantage in the series, which began in 2005. WLU owns a 4-0-1 record against the Seahawks, including a 3-2 victory in Lexington, Va., in 2016. The two sides played to a scoreless double overtime draw in 2010 right here in Seahawk Stadium. 

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