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Men’s Soccer Drops CAC Semifinal at Mary Washington

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s soccer team (12-6-2) traveled to the University of Mary Washington on Wednesday (Nov. 6) afternoon to take on the Eagles (13-3-3) in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals. The second-seeded Eagles scored three unanswered second-half goals to defeat the third-seeded Seahawks 3-1.

St. Mary’s College – 1, Mary Washington – 3

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks started the match strong and controlled possession on their offensive half for much of the opening half. St. Mary’s College finally was rewarded for their aggressiveness throughout the first half with a goal in the 41st minute. Khalid Balogun started the scoring opportunity with a shot that was originally saved by Mary Washington’s Kenny Kurtz. However, the ball trickled into the possession of Jacob Breslauer who finished his shot into the back of the net. The Seahawks played out the remainder of the half and headed into halftime with a one-goal advantage.
  • The momentum shifted drastically in the second half after the Eagles were awarded a penalty kick. Gabriel Soriano was tasked with the penalty kick and scored in the 54th minute to even the game. Seven minutes later, the Eagles grabbed the lead when Josh Kirkland tallied a score in the 61st minute. Moments later, Mary Washington was awarded another penalty kick after some chippy play from the Seahawks. Soriano was tasked with the penalty kick once again and added his second goal of the afternoon from the opportunity. St. Mary’s College failed to tack on another goal in the contest and fell 3-1.

Inside the Box Score

  • Breslauer led the Seahawks with the lone goal of the afternoon and finishes the season with two scores. Balogun paced the Seahawks with four shots with three on goal. Brad Moore and Roshawn Panton followed with three shots each, respectively. Cristian Reyes and Patrick Paolini split time in goal. Reyes collected four saves while Paolini gathered two.
  • As a team, the Seahawks held the advantage in shots (16-13), but were edged in corner kicks (8-3). Five total cards were handed out in the contest as three were charged to the Seahawks and two to the Eagles.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • This concludes the Seahawks’ 2019 campaign.

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