French Scores Match-Winner
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College scored three times in the second half to turn a 1-0 halftime deficit into a 3-1 victory over visiting Delaware Valley at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium in non-conference women's soccer action on Wednesday evening.
Washington College 3 Delaware Valley 1
How It Happened
- The Aggies got onto the scoreboard at the 8:12 mark when Calla Gibson stole a Washington clearing attempt and her shot from 25 yards out went into the upper right corner to put the visitors ahead 1-0.
- Washington thought they tied it in the 13th minute on a header from Arianna Sabatino, but the Shorewomen were ruled to be offside and the goal was negated.
- In the second half, the Shorewomen tied the match at 1-1 at 60:12 when Cayla Marcinko received a crossing pass from Emily Caldarelli and her shot from eight yards out found the back of the net. It was Marcinko's first career score.
- The hosts almost took the lead in the 66th as Aggies' goalie Haley Young made a diving save to deflect the shot just wide of the goal by the Shorewomen's Caldarelli.
- Picabo French put the hosts ahead for good on her first career goal on a shot from 15 yards out that found the lower left of the goal as she received a through pass from Maribeth Harrington and beat her defender to the ball to put Washington ahead 2-1 at the 71:37 mark.
- Caldarelli gave the Shorewomen their insurance goal with 6:09 left as she received a header from Olivia Sabatino and her shot from 15 yards out hit the crossbar, then bounced off of Haley Young and into the right side of the goal to provide the final margin and give WC a 3-1 lead.
For The Shorewomen (5-2-0)
- Scorers: Caldarelli (1 goal and 1 assist), French (1 goal), Marcinko (1 goal), Harrington (1 assist), Olivia Sabatino (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Courtney Colbert (0 saves, 1 goals allowed, 45:00), Annalie Buscarino (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 45:00).
- Totaled 24 shots and 10 corner kicks for the match.
For Delaware Valley (1-5-1)
- Scorers: Gibson (1 goal)
- Goalkeeper: Haley Young (10 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90:00)
- Took two shots and registered two corners in the contest.
- French was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game during the broadcast of the contest.
- Washington has scored in seven consecutive contests, a program first.
- Olivia Sabatino moves into sole possession of third place all-time in career points at WC with 35.
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