Pride Get The Better of Shorewomen, 3-0

Pride Get The Better of Shorewomen, 3-0

Barry With Six Saves

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Widener got two goals and one assist from Karen Thomas and one goal and two helpers from Kelly Buckley en route to a 3-0 victory over host Washington College on Saturday afternoon at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium in a non-conference women's soccer match.  The Pride improve to 2-0-1 on the year, while the Shorewomen are now even at 1-1-1.

Widener took the lead for good 10:05 into the first half when Buckley found Thomas up front on the right side and her shot went into the lower left corner to put the guests ahead by a goal.  The Pride took a two-goal lead 10:13 later when Thomas found Buckley 15 yards out and her shot found the lower right corner of the net to make it 2-0 just 20:18 into the match and that would be the score at halftime.

Thomas and Buckley connected again at the 66:44 mark of the second half when Buckley beat the defense and made a short crossing pass to Thomas who put the shot into the lower left corner from 10 yards out for the third and final goal of the contest.

Widener held an 18-12 edge in shots and had all seven corner kicks in the match.  In goal, Valarie Perretti made three saves for Widener in 84:41 of action before being relieved by Olivia Pfautz with 5:19 left to record a combined shutout.  For Washington, freshman goalkeeper Melissa Barry (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) made six saves.  Senior midfielder Heather Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) had all three of Washington's shots on goal in the contest.

The Shorewomen return to action on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. when they travel to Delmarva rival Wesley for their first road match of the season.