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Weekly Recap 9/3
First-year head coach Tom Reilly started his career at WC with a 4-0 victory over Wesley on Friday, Sept. 1.
The Shorewomen were led by junior Olivia Sabatino who found the net twice. Sabatino scored the first goal of season in the 33rd minute of the first half. WC picked it up in the second half, scoring three goals. Junior Lauren Neary, freshman Emily Caldarelli, and Sabatino each scored one goal in the half.
The win gives Reilly a sense of excitement and relief after the getting the first one out of the way.
“Obviously I am happy, excited, and a bit relieved to get the 1st one out of the way. The girls were sharp and focused all night,” Reilly said. “We defended everything well, free kicks and corner kicks, long balls, whatever they tried we had covered.”
Reilly also feels the team played up to the expectations that they had set for themselves before the season.
“That solid defensive base allowed our attackers the freedom to get forward at the right times and our combination play was excellent for an opening game,” he said. “We scored some beautiful goals today and I don’t think 4-0 flattered us at all.”
WC will travel to Salisbury for a 4 p.m. start on Tuesday.
The Shoremen traveled to Stevenson for their season opener and got things started on the right foot when sophomore Christian Keller scored the first goal of the season at the 36:07 mark. Stevenson ended up scoring two goals in the second half to give them a 2-1 victory.
Keller, who missed all of last season due to injury, scored the lone goal for WC. He was assisted by sophomore Kyle Gaeffke.
The Shoremen were able to get off 14 shots, with 8 of them being on goal. They also got off 3 corner kicks.
WC will return to the field on Tuesday when they travel to St. Mary’s (Md.) for a 4 p.m. non-conference match.
The Shorewomen found munch success in the DeSales Invitational championship, going a perfect 4-0 while being crowned champions of the tournament. The championship is the teams second within the last three years.
In those four matches, WC won three of them in complete 3-0 sweeps. The only two sets they went on to give up came against the hosts of the tournament, DeSales.
Junior Kaitlyn Marino was named the invitational’s MVP, and senior middle hitter Alaina Geissberger was named to the all-tournament team.
With the four wins, head coach Jamie Leventry is pleased with the weekend.
“I’m very pleased with the way we’ve started the season,” he said. “Our five set win over a very talented DeSales team showed we have a lot of heard as a team. It’s great to be 4-0 but we obviously have a kit if season left and we need to continue to work hard and improve.”
The Shorewomen will look to continue their road success when they travel to take on Goucher for a non-conference match slated to start at 7 p.m.
The Shorewomen faced-off against Washington and Lee in their opener and fought The Generals to a 2-1 overtime loss.
Junior Alison Pantazes scored the one goal for WC, which was assisted by her twin sister, junior Emily Pantazes. The goal from Pantazes jumped WC out to a 1-0 lead.
Junior goalie Morgan Domanico collected 7 saves, a game high.
WC will return to action on Thursday, Sept. 7th when they travel to Wesley for a 7 p.m. non-conference game.