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SALISBURY, Md. – Sophomore midfielder Luke Duswalt (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) put one in the back of the net to lift the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s soccer team (3-0) to a 1-0 non-conference win over Roanoke College (2-1). With the victory, the Seahawks claimed the Elmer Lord Tournament title while junior captain Matt Barlow (Middletown, Md./Middletown) was selected as the Tournament MVP.

How It Happened

  • It was a tight first half with the two sides combining for just five shots as Roanoke edged the Seahawks, 3-2, in the first 45 minutes.
  • Shots doubled in the second stanza as both teams amped up their attack with St. Mary’s taking the lead this time, 6-4.
  • Duswalt’s first collegiate career goal was a one-timed volley into the top right corner off of senior midfielder Owen Smith’s (Middletown, Md./Middletown) pass from the endline to the penalty kick spot.
Matt Barlow ’23 dribbling vs. Salisbury (Mar. 2021) Credit: Bill Wood / St. Mary's College of Maryland

Inside the Box Score

  • The Seahawks took 14 shots in each half to finish the game with a 28-5 advantage while boasting a 5-1 edge in corner kicks.

Top Performers

  • Senior captain Roshawn Panton (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) led the Seahawks with three shots while junior Liam deLone-Bellsey (Takoma Park, Md./Montgomery Blair) registered his second career shutout with two saves.
  • Zach Behe turned away two Seahawk shots in Roanoke’s first loss of the season.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 11 vs. Dickinson (0-1) – St. Mary’s City, Md./JLR Stadium (Seahawk Classic) – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sep. 12 vs. No. 16 Swarthmore (2-0) – St. Mary’s City, Md./JLR Stadium (Seahawk Classic) – 4:00 p.m.

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