Women's Soccer Falters in Home Match Against Sage, 2-1
THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (October 11, 2013) – The Maritime women's soccer team dropped a key conference battle to the Sage Gators on Friday evening by the score of 2-1 on Reinhart Field. Freshman Marisa Athan (Mineola, N.Y.Mineola) netted the lone goal for the Privateers, while sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Hoar (Buffalo, N.Y./Kenmore East) picked up 11 saves in the effort.
Maritime started the game with a lot of momentum coming off of its win over York (N.Y.) on Tuesday evening. The Privateers had a corner kick in the fourth minute of play, and came close to scoring as senior Jorrie Trenkamp (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) took a shot and put it towards the near post but the Gator defense got in the way and picked up a defensive save. The Privateers continued to pressure as Trenkamp and classmate Amy Hansen (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich ) picked up shots but were unable to capitalize.
After an offside call was made against the Gators, Maritime took the free kick but lost possession of the ball and Sage sprinted with the ball down field as Shelby Ruppenthal sprinted down the right wing. Ruppenthal then crossed the ball into the center of the 18-yard box where it was received by Emily Stevenson, who tapped it into the Maritime goal to put the Gators up 1-0.
The Privateers continued to create offensive chances but again were unable to knot the game up until the closing minutes of the period. After a long lead pass by Trenkamp up the middle of the field to Athan, the freshman then beat the final Gator defender and sent the ball past Sage netminder Teagan Waddingham to tie the game at one heading into the halftime break.
After the intermission, Maritime made a push trying to take its first lead of the contest but the Gator defense continued to stop the Privateer offense as the game progressed. Sage regained the ball to start off the 69th minute and again made its way down the wing. Kelsey Woron made her way down the left wing and cut a sharp angle down the end line toward the goal. She sent a shot toward the far post and snuck the ball to the back of the net as the Gators regained the lead.
Sage continued its upbeat offense down the waning minutes of the game as the Gators kept the ball away from Maritime. The Gators were credited with taking the final 10 shots of the contest through the final 17 minutes of the game as Sage came away with the one-goal victory.
The game ended with Sage outshooting Maritime by a final total of 29-17 despite the Privateers leading at the break by a 12-7 margin. Hoar took the loss to fall to 2-3 in league games while making 11 stops on the night, while Waggingham made eight saves on the night to pick up her first league win.
Maritime (9-6, 2-3 Skyline) will continue league action on Sunday afternoon for a 12 p.m. start on the road against Farmingdale. Sage (2-8, 1-4 Skyline) will return to the pitch on Monday afternoon for a Skyline matchup against Purchase in Westchester County.