Silva Scores Twice; Hartman Goal; Assist and Caruso Chalks Up Pair of Helpers and Barry Ties Shutout Record
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College had three players notch multiple points and scored two late goals to break open a 1-0 lead en route to a 3-0 victory over visiting Penn State Harrisburg on Thursday afternoon at the WC Lower Bermuda Field in a non-conference women's soccer match. The Shorewomen and Nittany Lions are both 2-2-0 on the season.
The Shorewomen broke the scoreless tie at the 35:59 mark when freshman forward/midfielder Hayley Hartman (Sykesville, Md./Liberty) scored her first collegiate goal with freshman back/midfielder Breanna Caruso (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township) chalking up her first career assist. On the goal, Caruso played a ball into the box that was misplayed by Nittany Lions' goalkeeper Mackenzie Gates and Hartman pounced on the loose ball at the six and put the ball into the empty net for the score.
Washington would seal the match with a pair of goals in the final 7:46 off the foot of freshman forward/midfielder Emani Silva (Odenton, Md./Arundel) for her first two collegiate goals. Silva scored her first one off of pass from senior forward Suzanne Patinella (Fallston, Md./Maryvale Prep) after Patinella dribbled down the right side, crossed it to Silva and Silva scored from about 10 yards out into the lower right corner as her shot came from the middle of the box. Silva capped the scoring at the 86:39 mark from right near the penalty kick stripe at 12 yards out into the right side of the net. The goal ended a successful counter with senior back Taylor Matteson (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) passing it to Hartman who then found Silva for the tally.
Washington held a 20-9 advantage in shots and had all four corner kicks in the match.
Silva had four points on a pair of goals, Hartman had three points on a goal and an assist and Caruso tallied a pair of assists for two points. Patinella also got a helper, her first since 2012. In goal, sophomore goalkeeper Melissa Barry (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) made four saves for her second shutout of the year and seventh all-time. With her seventh whitewashing, she ties Tori Ripple (2008-11) for the Shorewomen Soccer career shutout mark.
For the Nittany Lions, Gates saved five shots in net.
The Shorewomen are off until next Wednesday when they continue their four-match home stand against visiting Rutgers-Camden with kickoff at 4:30 p.m.