ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s soccer team continued their unbeaten streak in United East Conference action Saturday afternoon. St. Mary’s College (6-3-3, 2-0-2 UEC) topped the visiting Penn State Berks Lions (2-6-2, 2-1-0 UEC), 1-0, thanks to the leg of junior defender Gabby Manning (Finksburg, Md./Gerstell Academy).
How It Happened
- The Seahawks jumped out to an early lead, scoring on their second shot of the game when St. Mary’s College was awarded a free kick on the far side of the field about 35 yards out.Manningstepped up to the ball and fired a right-footed shot that sailed over the Berks keeper into the top right corner in the 11th minute.
- That would be all the scoring for the game as both keepers were brick walls the remainder of the game.
Inside the Box Score
- Penn State Berks topped the offensive categories with a 13-4 shot advantage and an 8-5 margin in corner kicks.
- Four different players had a shot in the game for St. Mary’s College.
- With her first goal of the season, Manning becomes the just third Seahawk with a game-winner this season.
- First-year Kylie Wells (Middletown, Md./Middletown) made three saves in recording her fourth solo shutout of the season. Wells has four shutouts in five starts for a 0.18 goals against average.
- Sara Hathaway and Jeyda Duran each had three shots to pace the Lions while Savannah McNeal was credited with one save but disrupted many scoring opportunities for St. Mary’s College.
- St. Mary’s College is currently in second place in the United East team standings with eight points behind first-place Penn State Harrisburg (4-3-4, 3-0-1 UEC).
- The Seahawks are now 4-1-3 in their last eight games.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Oct. 6 at Mary Washington (1-5-1) – Fredericksburg, Va. – 3:00 p.m.