For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
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.
- 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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