Shorewomen Blank Mighty Macs 6-0 As Team Sets Record With Nine Assists In Single Contest
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Sophomore forward Emani Silva (Odenton, Md./Arundel) tied a Washington College women's soccer single-match record with three assists and freshman defender Olivia Sabatino (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills West) scored three goals as the host Shorewomen shut out visiting Immaculata, 6-0, on Tuesday night at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium in a non-conference women's soccer match. The Shorewomen, who also set a school record for assists in a single contest with nine, improve to 3-4-1 overall, while the Mighty Macs slip to 2-6-1.
Washington College 6 Immaculata 0
How It Happened
-Olivia Sabatino got Washington onto the board when she received a pass from Silva and dribbled into the right side of the box and from 10 yards out beat Immaculata goalie Allie Tracy on the short side just inside the right post at the 12:13.
-Olivia Sabatino made it 2-0 just 3:37 later when she scored from eight yards out in the middle as she finished off a cross from senior Bailey Howard. Howard's cross was deflected by Silva and the ball found Olivia Sabatino for her second goal of the night.
-Immaculata's best chance to score came in the 19th minute on a counter, but Rachel Lamb's shot sailed just wide to the left.
-Silva made it 3-0 when freshman Arianna Sabatino found Howard, who dribbled down the left side and her cross to Silva is deposited into the lower left corner in the 29th minute.
-Freshman Lauren Neary capped the first half scoring with her first career goal on a double assist from Silva and junior Laura Tocci. Off of an Immaculata foul, the Shorewomen restarted quickly as Silva found Tocci who dribbled into the right side of the box and her cross was headed in by Neary off the left post and rolled into the goal with 4:50 to go in the first half. For Tocci, it was her first assist in two years and for Silva it was her third of the contest.
-Silva opened up the scoring in the second half when off of a goal kick, Arianna Sabatino stole the clearing attempt by the Mighty Macs and found Silva who notched her second goal of the game into the lower right side at 64:15.
-Just 71 seconds later, Lexi Young's header was saved by Tracy, but Olivia Sabatino gathered the rebound and put it into the right side of the goal for her third goal of the match.
For The Shorewomen (3-4-1)
-Scoring: Silva (2 goals, 3 assists), Olivia Sabatino (3 goals), Neary (1 goal), Howard (2 assists), Arianna Sabatino (2 assists), Tocci (1 assist), Young (1 assist)
-In Goal: Courtney Colbert (5 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
-Washington had 33 shots and seven corner kicks in the match.
For Immaculata (2-6-1)
-In Goal: Tracy (10 saves, 6 goals allowed, 90:00)
-Immaculata had nine shots and one corner kick.
-Silva's three assists matches the record set by Niki Dennison '01 on October 20, 1999, versus Hood.
-The Shorewomen's nine helpers is a program record for assists in a single contest. The previous high was seven set on September 18, 2002 at Trinity (D.C.).
-Olivia Sabatino's three goals marked the fourth time a WC player has scored three times in a single match. The previous player to do it was Megan Russell '08 on September 19, 2006 at Goucher. Laura Mozzer '06 still holds the Washington record for goals in a single contest with four set on 9/4/04.
-Howard's two assists are the second time she has done that in her career. The other time she achieved it was also against Immaculata on September 12, 2012 in a 2-0 win.
-Arianna Sabatino had her first career two-assist game.
-Washington's six goals were its most since putting seven on Washington Adventist on October 10, 2012.
-The Shorewomen's 21 points are the fourth time in program history the squad has notched 20 or more points in a single contest. The other times are 30 (vs. Averett on September 9, 2000), 27 (at Trinity (D.C.) on September 18, 2002) and 22 (vs. Hood on October 18, 2000).
-It was the third all-time meeting between the Shorewomen and Mighty Macs and the Shorewomen now lead the series, 2-1. Immaculata won 1-0 in overtime in 2011, while Washington won 2-0 in 2012. The home team is 3-0 all-time in the series.
-The Shorewomen are 3-0 against Colonial States Athletic Conference Teams in 2015, downing Rosemont 1-0 in overtime on September 1 and topping Gwynedd Mercy 2-0 on September 15.
10/7 @ #13 Swarthmore – 7:30 p.m.
-Swarthmore won 3-0 last fall in Chestertown.