Most Goals in a Game for Shorewomen Since 2004
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Host Washington College ran off five goals in a span of 8:47 during the second half en route to a 7-0 win over Division II Washington Adventist University in women's soccer action tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The seven goals in the game for the Shorewomen (5-6) were their most in a game in over eight years.
Senior defender Gabby Antalffy (Baltimore, MD/Sparrows Point) gave the Shorewomen a 1-0 lead when she blasted in a free kick from 30 yards out at the 30:35 mark. Washington took the 1-0 lead into halftime, out-shooting the Shock, 13-3, over the first 45 minutes.
Washington's big run started early in the second half. Junior midfielder/forward Heather Smith (Glen Burnie, MD/Glen Burnie) pushed the lead to 2-0 when she took advantage of a poor clearing attempt by the Washington Adventist defense and buried the ball in the bottom right corner of the goal at 48:47. Sophomore midfielder/forward Suzanne Patinella (Fallston, MD/Maryvale Prep) followed shortly thereafter with Washington's third goal, finishing off a long cross from the side sent by senior forward Katie Bradley (Havre de Grace, MD/Fallston) at 50:26. Patinella then assisted, along with sophomore forward/midfielder Marisa Atkins (Fenwick Island, DE/Indian River), on a goal by freshman forward/midfielder Bailey Howard (Laurel, MD/Reservoir) at 51:31. Sophomore defender Kelley Holocker (Centreville, MD/Queen Anne's County) continued the spurt with her first collegiate goal, off an assist from Patinella, at 55:18. Howard then scored again, kicking in a goal off a rebound of a long saved shot sent by Bradley at 57:34.
The Shorewomen tacked on their seventh goal when Antalffy knocked in a loose ball during a scramble in front of the goal at 84:07. Washington finished with a commanding 31-4 advantage in shots in the contest.
Patinella's second assist of the night tied the school record for assists in a single season with five. The record was set by Sarah Polhamus in 2000 and matched by Jen Cox in 2002.
Sophomore Mickey Fili (Sparks, MD/Hereford) made her collegiate goalkeeping debut for the Shorewomen. Fili, normally a midfielder, was filling in for injured sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Potochney (Newark, DE/Newark). She made one save in the shutout. Taylor Noel made 10 saves in the loss for the Shock (4-9).
Tonight's seven-goal tally by the Shorewomen was their highest in a single game since a 9-0 win over Mount St. Mary (NY) on September 4, 2004.
The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Dickinson.