OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Senior forward Isaac Ekobo (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) helped the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s soccer team (1-0) collect a 1-0 season-opening non-conference victory in overtime over the host Stevenson University Mustangs (0-1).

How It Happened

  • Ekobonetted his first goal of the season in the 93rd minute as he finished off an assist from senior defenderJacob Breslauer(Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown).
  • The contest was evenly matched as the Seahawks edged the hosts in shots, 5-4, in the first half while Stevenson posted a 2-1 shot advantage in the final 45 minutes of regulation.
  • St. Mary’s College scored the game-winning goal on its only shot of the extra period.

Inside the Box Score

  • The Mustangs held the slight advantage in corner kicks, 8-7, as corners were event at 2-2 in the first stanza.
  • St. Mary’s finished the game with a 7-6 edge in shots.
Isaac Ekobo against Stevenson (March 2020) Credit: Bill Wood / St. Mary's College of Maryland

Top Performers

  • SophomoreMatthew Kopsidas(Rockville, Md./Thomas S. Wootton) made two saves in 82:25 while juniorLiam deLone-Bellsey(Takoma Park, Md./Montgomery Blair) finished out the game for the Seahawks first shutout of the season.
  • Ekoboled St. Mary’s College with four shots and one goal whileBreslauerhad an assist.
  • Matt Stellitanorecorded one save for Stevenson in 54 minutes whileKristian Slabygave up the goal in 39:40 minutes of action with no saves.

Notes

  • This is the Seahawks’ third straight victory over Stevenson.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 4 vs. Eastern Mennonite (0-0) – Salisbury, Md. (Elmer Lord Tournament) – 3:00 p.m.
  • Sep. 5 vs. Roanoke (1-0) – Salisbury, Md. (Elmer Lord Tournament) – 1:00 p.m.

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