Team Opens With Shutout Victory For The Sixth Year In A Row
DOVER, De. — Visiting Washington College got two goals from Olivia Sabatino and dominated possession en route to a 4-0 win over host Wesley in a non-conference women's soccer game played tonight at Miller Stadium in Dover, Delaware. It was the season opener for both teams, as well as the first career win for Shorewomen Head Coach Tom Reilly.
Washington College 4, Wesley 0
How It Happened
- Washington had the game's first scoring chance, but a shot from Lindsay Russell hit the crossbar 8:50 into the contest.
- Arianna Sabatino fired the first shot on goal of the contest for either team with 28:30 to go until halftime, but it was saved.
- The Shorewomen took the lead with 11:17 to go in the first half when Olivia Sabatino sent a blast from the 20 yard line on the Wesley turf into the back of the net.
- Washington held a commanding 11-2 advantage in shots at the halftime break, including a 6-1 advantage in shots on goal.
- The Shorewomen increased their lead to 2-0 with 32:13 to go. Picabo French took an initial shot, which was saved, but Lauren Neary was there to poke home the rebound, less than two minutes after being subbed onto the field, to double the advantage with French registering the assist.
- Washington pushed the lead to 3-0 with 19:15 to go, as Russell stole a pass from just outside of the 18 yard box and found Olivia Sabatino for the goal.
- The Shorewomen capped the scoring with 12:30 to go when Emily Caldarelli stole the ball inside of the Wesley 18 yard box and scored her first collegiate goal in her college debut to push the lead to 4-0.
For the Shorewomen (1-0)
- Scorers: Olivia Sabatino (2 goals), Neary (1 goal), Caldarelli (1 goal), French (1 assist), Russell (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Courtney Colbert (one save, zero goals allowed, 81:25), Kat Moore (zero saves, zero goals allowed, 8:35).
- The Shorewomen totaled 19 shots in the win, putting 10 of them on goal, and earned six corner kicks.
For Wesley (0-1)
- Scorers: None.
- Goalkeeper: Krista Salvadore (six saves, four goals allowed, 90:00).
- The Wolverines took just four shots in the loss, putting only one of them on goal, and earned a pair of corner kicks.
- Tonight's win marks the sixth consecutive season that the Shorewomen have opened their season with a shutout victory.
- Sabatino's two goals tonight give her 11 for her career, moving her into a tie for eighth on the Shorewomen career goal scoring list.
- French and Russell both notched their first career assist and point in the victory.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
9/5 @ Salisbury - 4:00 p.m.
- It will be the first meeting between the two Eastern Shore schools.