Mary Washington Squeezes by St. Mary’s Women’s Soccer
Fredericksburg, Va. – The University of Mary Washington used a late goal in the second half to notch a 1-0 Capital Athletic Conference victory over the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team Tuesday afternoon.
Today's win propelled the Mary Washington Eagles (11-1-2, 3-1-2 CAC) to the top of the conference standings with 11 points while St. Mary's (5-7-1, 2-2-1 CAC) is tied with Frostburg State University for fourth with seven points each.
Sophomore defender Jenny Mayo (Fredericksburg, Va.) netted the game-winning goal at 75:13 as first-year midfielder Lizzie Weast's (Midlothian, Va.) corner kick bounced off several players inside the penalty box before Mayo deflected the ball in for the goal.
The Seahawks came out firing in the first half, dominating the first 45 minutes with an 11-3 shot advantage but could not slip one past sophomore goalkeeper Charlotte Owens (Fairfax, Va.) as Owens tallied nine first-half saves.
In the second half, Mary Washington increased its possession time with a 10-7 edge in shots and a 6-1 margin in corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Wirtz (Parkton, Md./Hereford) was strong in goal for the Seahawks, posting six second half stops.
The Eagles survived a late St. Mary's attacking flurry as the Seahawks fired off six shots in the final 10 minutes of the contest.
Wirtz finished the match with seven stops while Owens recorded 12 saves in notching her third shutout of the season.
The Seahawks will be back in action on Saturday, October 20 when St. Mary's welcomes Salisbury University (8-5, 3-1 CAC) to Seahawk Stadium for another conference match at 2:30 pm.
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