ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – Nine different Seahawks had a hand in the scoring for the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s soccer team Saturday afternoon (Sept. 17).

St. Mary’s College (2-1-4, 1-0-0 UEC) opened United East Conference play with an 8-0 the shutout of Wells College (0-6-0, 0-1-0 UEC) as first-year midfielder Ryan Cooper (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) netted his first collegiate hat trick and sophomore forward Alex Ochman (Rockville, Md./T.S. Wootton) added a brace for the Seahawks.

How It Happened

  • Senior forward Zack Glime (Annapolis, Md./Key) started the scoring for St. Mary’s in the 11th minute as Glime tapped in a loose ball deflection of a Wells defender at the goal line.
  • Ochman then scored the next two goals as he headed in a cross from junior defender Cooper Clendenin (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) in the 15th minute and then converted his second penalty kick of the season at 30:02.
  • The Seahawks went into the break with a 4-0 lead as Cooper picked up the first of his three goals in the 43rd minute, heading in sophomore defender Ryan Barkdoll’s (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) cross from the left at the far post.
  • Cooper put in his second of the game in the 62nd minute in identical fashion to his first collegiate goal, this time heading in senior defender Jack Eskay’s (Damascus, Md./Urbana) cross from the left at the far post.
  • St. Mary’s tallied its final three goals of the game in a span of two minutes and 15 seconds with forwards Thomas Williamson (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) and Elliot Hodges (Rockville, Md./Avalon) and Cooper all found the back of the net.
Matt Kopsidas vs Wells (9.17.22) Credit: Lily Davison / St. Mary's College of Maryland

Inside the Box Score

  • St. Mary’s dominated the game with a 49-5 shot advantage as well as a 12-2 margin in corner kicks.

St. Mary’s College Game Notes

  • Cooper’s six points mark his first points of the season and his career. All five of his shots were on target this afternoon.
  • Ochman had two goals on four shots on goal.
  • Hodges finished with a career-best three points on a goal and an assist.
  • Sophomore goalie Kevin Mejicanos (Clinton, Md./Wise) didn’t have to make a save in the first 45 minutes.
  • Junior goalie Matt Kopsidas (Rockville, Md./T.S. Wootton), who was playing in his first game in 380 days, made two stops in the second half. Kopsidas suffered a season-ending injury in the first game of the 2021 season (Sept. 2).
  • The Seahawks have never lost to Wells, improving to 2-0 all-time and winning both games by 8-0 decisions.

Wells Game Notes

  • Sean Nemeth recorded 13 saves as the Express are still looking for their first win of the season.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 18 vs. Morrisville (2-3, 1-0 UEC) – St. Mary’s City, Md. (JLR Stadium) – 2:30 p.m.

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