Patinella Scores Both Goals For Shorewomen
DOVER, Del. – Junior forward Suzanne Patinella (Fallston, Md./Maryvale Prep) scored both of the goals for visiting Washington College and held off a late rally from host Wesley as the Shorewomen downed the Wolverines, 2-1, at Scott D. Miller Stadium in a non-conference women's soccer match on Monday night. The contest was originally supposed to be played this past Thursday night, but was postponed until tonight due to a lightning storm that hit the Delmarva Peninsula on Thursday. The Shorewomen are now 2-2-1 on the season, while the Wolverines drop to 3-2-1.
The Shorewomen got onto the board 30:26 into the match when Patinella won the ball against Wesley's diving and charging goalkeeper Samantha Brannigan and put the ball into the empty net to put WC up 1-0. Recording the assist on the play was senior midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) who passed the ball ahead on the play. For Maleski, it was her first collegiate assist and point. Patinella scored her second and the eventual match-winning goal at the 37:50 mark to give the Shorewomen a 2-0 lead in the Delmarva rivalry and that was the score at halftime. Assisting on the second goal for Washington were freshman midfielder Julia Jakus (Cedar City, Utah/Cedar) and sophomore forward Bailey Howard (Laurel, Md./Reservoir). Jakus took the corner kick and Howard headed the ball to Patinella for the score.
The Wolverines trimmed the lead to 2-1 with 3:59 left in the contest when Natalie Trujillo scored from 45 yards out with Kerri Pagels chalking up the assist. Wesley's final chance to get the equalizer was from Pagels 33 seconds after the Trujillo goal, but her shot went wide and Washington would hold on the for the win.
Wesley held a 12-10 edge in shots and had a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks. Freshman goalkeeper Melissa Barry (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) made five saves for WC in the win, while Brannigan stopped six shots for Wesley.
Washington returns to the pitch on Saturday evening when they host Centennial Conference rival Gettysburg at 7:00 p.m.