ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team (5-0) remained perfect on the season with a convincing 4-1 victory over the visiting Stevenson University Mustangs (3-2-1) on Saturday (Sept. 14) afternoon.
St. Mary's - 4, Stevenson - 1
How It Happened
The Seahawks began the game firing on all cylinders and captured a 2-0 lead just 14 minutes into the contest. Roshawn Panton recorded both of the early Seahawk goals when he beat the opposing goalkeeper unassisted. Next, the Mustangs were able to momentarily slow down the Seahawk momentum with a goal in the 30th minute to cut the Seahawk lead to one.
With short time remaining in the first half, St. Mary's College extended their lead to two goals when Khalid Balogun beat his defender and snuck a shot inside the near post. The goal was Balogun's eighth of the season.
The Seahawks managed their lead well for the remainder of the game and tacked on one more score in the second half of play. Isaac Ekobo played the ball well and found himself with a lot of space down the right wing. Next, Ekobo fired off a shot that ricocheted off the Stevenson goalkeeper for his second goal of the season.
Inside the Box Score
Panton led the Seahawks with two unassisted goals, while Balogun and Ekobo recorded one goal each, respectively. In goal, Patrick Paolini collected his fifth victory of the season and gathered four saves.
As a team, the Seahawks edged the Mustangs in corner kicks (4-3), but were outshot 13-11.
Up Next for the Seahawks
Sept. 18 at Swarthmore | 7:00 p.m. | Clothier Field Stadium
Facebook: StMarysAthletics | Instagram: @smcseahawks, @smcmmsoccer
Twitter: @smcseahawks, @SMCM_MSOCCER | Hashtags:#SweepTheSheds, #GoHawks