Patinella Breaks Shorewomen's Single-Season Assist Record in Win
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Junior midfielder Brittany Weaver (Williamsport, MD/Williamsport) scored the game's only goal and sophomore midfielder/forward Suzanne Patinella (Fallston, MD/Maryvale Prep) broke the school record for assists in a season as host Washington College defeated visiting Ursinus College, 1-0, in a Centennial Conference women's soccer game this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shorewomen (6-7, 2-5 Centennial) beat the Bears (2-7-4, 0-4-4) for the first time since 2002, breaking a nine-game losing streak in the series.
Ursinus held a 9-4 advantage in shots and a 3-1 edge in shots on goal in a scoreless first half. The Bears had two quick chances to score in the 40th minute when Kerri-Anne Ciesielka had a shot saved by sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Potochney (Newark, DE/Newark) come back out into the field of play and Alexis Haug had a rebound chance saved at point-blank range by Potochney.
Weaver finally put a score on the board with her first collegiate goal at 84:39. Sophomore forward/midfielder Marisa Atkins (Fenwick Island, DE/Indian River) sent a corner kick into the box, followed by a quick touch by Patinella before Weaver found the back of the net. The assist was Patinella's sixth of the season, breaking the record of five set by Sarah Polhamus in 2000 and matched by Jen Cox two years later.
The Bears finished the game with a 23-13 advantage in shots and a 6-4 edge in corner kicks. Sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Potochney (Newark, DE/Newark), playing her first game in 11 days after being injured during the second half of a game at Muhlenberg October 6th, made nine saves in the win for Washington. The shutout was the third of the season for Potochney, tying the school record of three set four times previously. Kara DiJoseph made three in the loss for Ursinus.
The Shorewomen's most recent win over Ursinus was a 3-2 overtime road win on October 1st, 2002.
The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 3:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Franklin & Marshall.