Barry Totals Eight Saves To Match Personal Best
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Catholic's Lindsay Aleman scored the only goal of the contest 5:17 into overtime to lift visiting Catholic to a 1-0 victory over host Washington College at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium in a non-conference women's soccer match on Tuesday night in the home finale for the Shorewomen. The Cardinals improve to 10-8-0 overall, while the Shorewomen drop to 4-11-2 respectively.
In overtime, Catholic's Kaylre Greaves got the ball after a failed clearing attempt by the Shorewomen and found Alyssa Fiore. Fiore then flicked a pass to Aleman, who's shot from the left side of the top of the box went off the right post and into the lower right side of the net for the lone goal of the contest.
Catholic, which held a 10-1 advantage in shots in the first half had two golden chances in a 58-second span to take the lead, but both shots were turned away by Washington freshman goalkeeper Melissa Barry (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) on shots by Annie Langley at 4:46 into the contest and Lindsay Aleman at the 5:44 mark. The Shorwomen's lone shot was at 28:34 into the match by sophomore forward Bailey Howard (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) after she stole a clearing attempt by the Cardinals, but her shot from 20 yards out on the right side was saved by Catholic goalie Lexi Halperin.
Each team had a quality chance in the last two minutes of the second half to win the match, but could not score. Washington senior midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) had a shot from the top of the 18 blocked by a Catholic defender with 1:50 remaining in regulation. Catholic's Greaves had a header off of a corner kick with 32 ticks left in the second half, but her header sailed wide right.
Catholic held a 26-6 edge in shots and had all four corner kicks in the contest. In goal, Halperin made two saves in recording the shutout for the guests, while Barry made eight saves for the Shorewomen, matching her personal-high set 10 days ago at Franklin & Marshall.
Washington concludes the 2013 campaign on Saturday night when they visit Swarthmore for a 7:00 Centennial Conference match.