Seahawk Men's Soccer Falls at Catholic

Head Coach Alun Oliver - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Head Coach Alun Oliver - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Washington, D.C. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision on the road Thursday afternoon to The Catholic University of America in non-conference action.

St. Mary's 0, Catholic 2

How It Happened

  • Catholic used an early goal in each half to stretch its unbeaten streak to two matches.
  • Nelson Zimmerman put the Cardinals on the scoreboard in the 11th minute off an assist from Tyler Martin.
  • The Seahawk defense was able to keep CUA scoreless for the remainder of the half.
  • Offensively, St. Mary's generated four first-half shots but could not get them on target.
  • After halftime, the Cardinals found the back of the net once again just two minutes in as Heston Priestley converted a pass from Brian Galfond.
  • Half of the Seahawks' eight second-half shots were on the back but Zach Tashjy turned them all away.

For the Seahawks (3-3-0)

  • Scorers: None
  • Goalkeeper: Patrick Paolini (4 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • The Seahawks recorded 12 shots and two second-half corner kicks.

For Catholic (2-2-2)

  • Scorers: Zimmerman (1 goal); Priestley (1 goal); Martin (1 assist); Galfond (1 assist)
  • Goalkeeper: Tashjy (4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
  • Catholic put up 12 shots as well with three corner kicks.

Notes

  • The all-time series now stands at 23-17-3 in favor of Catholic, with the Cardinals owning an 8-1-1 mark in the last 10 meetings.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 16 at Randolph-Macon (5-0) – Ashland, Va. – 4:30 p.m.
  • St. Mary's holds a 6-2 all-time record against R-MC, including a two-match win streak.

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