Washington Wins Eighth Straight Season Opener
DOVER, Del. – Sophomore forward Erin O'Reilly (Northborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) converted a penalty kick with 4:32 left in the second overtime session to give visiting Washington College a 1-0 double overtime win over host Wesley at Drass Field at Scott D. Miller Stadium in non-conference women's soccer action on Friday night. Washington won its first match of a season for the eighth straight campaign.
Washington College 1 Wesley 0 (2OT)
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen nearly scored twice in the first 10 minutes with both shots going just wide. Maia Duval's shot from the top of the 18 went just wide to left in the second minute and in the 10th minute, Emily Jacoby's header went just to the right of the post.
- Lauren Maynor had WC's first shot on goal at the 14:01 mark, but her chip shot was stopped by Wesley goalie Kiyanna Gill.
- Sarah Morgan had the Wolverines' first shot on target at exactly 24:00, but the Shorewomen's keeper Annalie Buscarino made the save.
- Brianna Parise nearly scored in the 32nd minute, but her chip shot from the top of the 18 was grabbed by Gill.
- Kelsey Hall had the last shot of the first half with 2:09 to go, but was saved by Magness as Washington had an 11-2 shot edge in the opening half.
- At the 64:01 mark, Wesley's Mackenzie Forsythe had a free kick from just outside the box, but it sailed high.
- Cayla Marcinko had the Shorewomen's first shot on goal in the second half in the 70th minute, but it was saved by Gill.
- Elena Hilario had WC's final shot of the second half with just over five minutes to go, but it was saved.
- Wesley's Emily Caldarelli had the final shot on goal in regulation with 23 ticks left, but Buscarino made the stop to force overtime.
- O'Reilly had the best chance to win it in the first overtime, but her shot with 1:50 left was turned away by Gill.
- In the second overtime, O'Reilly was tripped on the left side of the box by Gill and the Shorewomen were awarded a penalty kick. O'Reilly put her shot into the left side of the goal for the golden goal.
For The Shorewomen (1-0-0)
- Scorers: O'Reilly (goal – penalty kick)
- Goalkeepers: Buscarino (3 saves, 0 goals allowed, 105:28)
- Totaled 20 shots and six corner kicks for the match.
For Wesley (0-1-0)
- Scorers: None
- Goalkeeper: Gill (8 saves, 1 goal allowed, 105:28)
- Took five shots and did not register a corner kick in the contest.
- Washington has won the past four against Wesley are now lead 6-5-2 in the all-time series.
- Wesley's Caldarelli played her freshman season at Washington College in 2017 as she had 11 points on three goals and five assists in her one season with the Shorewomen.
- O'Reilly netted her second career game-winner with her other coming last September at Gettysburg in a 3-2 win.
8/31 v. Rosemont – 7:00 p.m. (Non- Conference Match)
- Home opener for the Shorewomen as they recorded a 12-0 win last year at Rosemont.