ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer (1-0) started off their season with a 2-1 win over McDaniel College (0-1) on Friday (Aug. 30) night. This match marks the first contest played in Jamie L. Roberts stadium for the women's soccer team and was the first outdoor athletic event played under the lights.
St. Mary's - 2, McDaniel - 1
How it Happened
The Green Terror tallied the first score in the 13th minute of the first half, shot by first-year midfielder, Taylor Clawson from an assist off of junior midfielder, Kristen Worry. With 37:23 on the clock in the first half, the Seahawks answered back with a goal from the team's top returning scorer, Emmey German. The goal was assisted by first-year Emma Schroeder. SMCM outshot McDaniel four to three in the first half of the match.
First-year goalkeeper, Audra Haines started her collegiate career off right with three saves for the Seahawks, one in the first half and two in the second half. The defensive end saw a lot of action this evening with McDaniel's ten total corner kicks. While the Seahawks only had two corner kick opportunities to score.
Fans were kept on their toes in the second half when the Green Terror outshot the Seahawks eight to four. Despite McDaniel's effort, first-year defender Kaitlyn Steigner was able to get the second point on the board for SMCM in the 77th minute of the contest. Steigner wears jersey number 24, the same number Jamie L. Roberts wore during her time as a Seahawk. She received a well-placed pass from junior forward, Alecia Rotunno, which secured the Seahawk win.
Inside the Box Score
German's one goal in the first half kept spirits high while entering halftime with a tie game. Steigner's goal pushed St. Mary's College forward through the second half and ended the evening with a victory.
Even though the Green Terror possessed the ball 54% of the time compared to the Seahawks' possession of 46%, the Seahawks made their time with the ball count.
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