St. Mary's Men's Soccer Blanks Marymount (Va.)

Photo credit: Bill Wood
Photo credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Monica Vega · mvega@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – Two first-half goals powers the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team to a 2-0 shutout of Marymount (Va.) University on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Seahawk Stadium for their third Capital Athletic Conference win.

St. Mary's (Md.) 2, Marymount (Va.) 0

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks' senior midfielder Nick Tait (Silver Spring, Md./Sandy Spring Friends) would find the goal at 5:33 after a cross from the right side by first-year forward Khalid Balogun (Bowie, Md./Bowie) for the early 1-0 St. Mary's lead.
  • Junior forward Luke Barber (Washington, D.C./Walt Whitman) received a pass from sophomore midfielder Juwan Kearson (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) in the 44th minute for the second and final goal of the game.

For the Seahawks (9-2-1, 3-1-0 CAC)

  • Scorers: Tait (1 goal); Barber (1 goal); Balogun (1 assist); Kearson (1 assist).
  • Goalkeeper: Junior captain Zack Haussler (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) (7 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00).
  • St. Mary's finished the game with 15 shots (11 on goal) and two corner kicks.

For Marymount (2-8-2, 0-4-0 CAC)

  • Scorers: None.
  • Goalkeeper: First-year John Valcicak (Herndon, Va./Gonzaga) (9 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00).
  • The Saints collected 10 shots (seven on goal) and four corner kicks.

Notes

  • St. Mary's is ranked ninth in the South Atlantic region in this week's NSCAA poll.
  • With his eighth goal of the season, Tait moved into a tie for sixth all-time with Alex Pyzik '08 with 30 career goals. He remains in sole possession of fifth with 80 (30 goals, 20 assists) career points.

Up next for the Seahawks

  • 10/11 at Christopher Newport University (11-2, 4-0 CAC) – 7:00 p.m. (CAC match)
  • St. Mary's will look to snap its nine-game skid against the Captains on Tuesday as Christopher Newport holds a 16-4-1 record over the Seahawks.

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