St. Mary's Streaks by Wesley for Second Straight Win

St. Mary's City, Md. St. Mary's notched its second consecutive victory for their first win streak of the season with a 17-4 Capital Athletic Conference triumph over the visiting Wesley Wolverines Saturday afternoon.

The Seahawks (5-6, 1-1 CAC) scored a season-high 17 goals as 13 players found the back of the net while Wesley's four goals were a season-low by one of St. Mary's opponents this year.

Senior attacker Emily Shafer (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) led the charge with two goals and two assists while fellow attacker Christy Bishop (Glenwood, Md./Glenelg) added two and one. Senior midfielder Amelia Tenberg (Manchester, Md./Hereford) and first-year attacker Ashley Lawrence (Annapolis, Md./Spalding) each scored twice.

St. Mary's opened up the game with an 8-0 run before senior midfielder Jessica Franklin (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) helped Wesley (3-7, 0-4 CAC) avoid the shutout with an unassisted tally at 8:41. First-year midfielders Tori Poffenberger (Sharpsburg, Md./Boonsboro) and Claire McGagh (Baltimore, Md./Friends School) each picked up a goal as the Seahawks headed into halftime with a 10-1 advantage.

Franklin and senior attacker Jen Jacobs (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) paced Wesley with two goals each while junior midfielder Tristin Burris (Camden, Del./Polytech) scooped up three ground balls and junior defender Jordan Lutz (Collingswood, N.J./Collingswood) won two draw controls.

St. Mary's rattled off three straight to start off the second half before back-to-back free position goals by Franklin and Jacobs made it 13-3 at 13:55. Lawrence and Bishop then scored for the Seahawks before Jacobs put in Wesley's final goal of the day at 4:46. First-year midfielder Brynn Miller (Frederick, Md./Urbana) and junior defender Sarah Harnish (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) netted St. Mary's final two goals.

Sophomore defender Paige Decker (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) collected four caused turnovers, three draw controls and three ground balls to pace the Seahawks in those categories.

Sophomore Michelle DiMenna (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep), first-year Kayla Dunn (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel), and sophomore Kelly Shuman (Columbia, Md./Atholton) combined for eight saves in the win while senior Alyssa Batty (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West) recorded 14 saves, including 11 in the first half.

St. Mary's will be back in action on Tuesday, April 2 when the Seahawks travels to Washington, D.C. to take on The Catholic University of America in non-conference action at 6:00 pm.

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ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. Jen Jacobs and Jessica Franklin each scored a pair of goals as Wesley College dropped a CAC game at St. Mary's (Md.), 17-4 on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines fall to 3-7 overall and 0-4 in the CAC, while the Seahawks improve to 5-6 on the year and even their league record at 1-1.

St. Mary's scored the game's first eight goals before Jessica Franklin scored on a man-up goal with 8:41 left in the first. The Seahawks tallied the next two goals and went into halftime with a 10-1 lead.

After three SMC goals to start the second half, Franklin and Jacobs scored back-to-back on free position shots and Jacobs added another score off a pass from Jessica Giaccone with 4:46 left in regulation.

Alyssa Batty made 14 saves for the Wolverines, who also got a game-high three ground balls from Tristin Burris.

Emily Shafer led all players with four points on two goals and two assists as three Seahawks saw at least 16 minutes in goal.

Wesley hosts Penn St.-Abington for Senior Night on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:00 pm.


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