O'Reilly Scores Game-Winner in 83rd Minute
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The visiting Washington College women's soccer team defeated host Gettysburg College, 3-2, in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams this afternoon at Clark Field. The win was the first-ever for the Shorewomen over the Bullets and improved their overall record this season to a program-best 4-0.
Washington College 3, Gettysburg 2
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen got on the board at the 9:10 mark on their first shot on goal as Emily Jacoby scored from in front of the net after receiving a pass from Olivia Sabatino.
- Washington closed out the half with a goal in the 45th minute as this time Olivia Sabatino crossed a ball from the left side to twin sister Arianna Sabatino, who headed the ball in at 44:38.
- The Shorewomen were outshot by the Bullets, 10-4, in the first half, but put three of their four shots on goal while Gettysburg only put two shots on target.
- Gettysburg broke through at the 52:34 mark when Erika Muskus scored with a shot to the lower left off a cross from Lauren Miesemer.
- Kelly Gaudian tied the score for the Bullets off an Alexa Bushey assist at 76:24.
- Erin O'Reilly scored what would prove to be the game-winner for the Shorewomen in the 83rd minute in transition off a pass from Jacoby for a 3-2 lead at the 82:49 mark.
- The Bullets controlled most of the possession the rest of the way, but a wide header by Molly O'Shea in the 84th was the only shot they could muster in the game's final minutes.
For the Shorewomen (4-0, 1-0 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Jacoby (goal, assist); A. Sabatino (goal); O'Reilly (assist), O. Sabatino (2 assists);
- Goalkeeper: Annalie Buscarino (4 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
For Gettysburg (3-2-1, 0-1 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Muskus (goal), Audian (goal), Bushey (assistl), Miesemer (assist)
- Goalkeeper: Kerry Sammon (2 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90:00)
- Gettysburg finished the game with a 20-7 advantage in shots, but just a slim 6-5 edge in shots on goal and a narrow 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
- Coming into today's game, the Shorewomen were 0-19 all-time against the Bullets. Their pair of goals in a 4-2 loss to the Bullets last season marked the first time in the series that Washington had scored more than one goal against Gettysburg.
- Today's victory also marked the first time the Shorewomen have won their conference opener since 2000, when they opened Centennial play with a 3-0 win over Bryn Mawr.
- Olivia Sabatino's two assists give her five this season. Olivia, who holds the school career records in points, goals, and assists, also currently holds a share of the single-season assist record of six. That record was first set in 2012 by Suzanne Patinella and Olivia tied the mark two seasons ago. She's now one assist shy of tying it again after just four games this season.
- Jacoby has now scored a goal in each of her first four collegiate games, a feat unmatched in team history.
- The Shorewomen's four straight wins match their longest win streak ever. The 2000 team previously had a four-game win streak.
9/19 v. Bryn Mawr - 7 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)