Washington Wins Seventh Straight Season Opener and Double Figures in Goals for the First Time in 16 Years
ROSEMONT, Pa. – The Washington College women's soccer team scored its most goals in a season opener in a 12-0 victory over host Rosemont at the Rosemont Athletic Complex in non-conference women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon. In the victory, senior midfielder/forward Olivia Sabatino (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills West) set the program record for career goals with her second of two goals to give her 18 for her WC career. Washington won its first match of a campaign for the seventh straight year as it was the season opener for the Shorewomen following the postponement of Friday's night contest versus Wesley.
Washington College 12 Rosemont 0
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen took a 1-0 lead when Bess Mascone scored her first collegiate goal on a header off of a corner kick taken by Olivia Sabatino.
- Washington took control of the match with two goals in a 64-second span to take a 2-0 lead. Olivia Sabatino made it 2-0 with 32:43 left in the first half courtesy of a through pass from Cayla Marcinko and 64 ticks later Emily Jacoby made it a three-goal lead with 31:39 remaining for her first career score.
- With 22:55 remaining in the first half Sara Douglas made it 4-0 when she completed a long run with a goal.
- The Shorewomen capped the scoring in the first half when Parker Morris scored her first career goal with both Kelsey Hall and Erin O'Reilly notching their first career assists on the tally with 8:10 remaining in first 45 minutes.
- In the second half, the Shorewomen scored six times in the opening 14:01 to take an 11-0 lead with 30:59 remaining in the match. Marcinko gave the Shorewomen a 9-0 advantage with 35:47 to go in the match with both Maia Duval and Lindsay Russell chalking up the helpers as that goal gave the Shorewomen the most goals in a season debut contest. Olivia Sabatino set the program's goal record during the run as her goal made it 10-0 in the 57th minute on a pass from Duval.
- Washington added one more goal in the 69th minute to provide the final margin.
For The Shorewomen (1-0-0)
- Scorers: Jacoby (one goal and three assists to tie program mark for assists in a contest), O. Sabatino (two goals and one assist), Lauren Neary (two goals), Duval (career-high three assists to tie program record for helpers in a match), Russell (one goal and two assists), Douglas, O'Reilly and A. Sabatino (one goal and one assist)
- Goalkeepers: Courtney Colbert (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 45:00), Annalie Buscarino (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 30:33), Noah Smith (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 14:27)
- Totaled 34 shots and eight corner kicks for the match.
For Rosemont (0-1-0)
- Scorers: None
- Goalkeeper: Emma Lindsay (12 saves, 12 goals allowed, 90:00)
- Ravens defense notched a team save.
- Took two shots and did not register a corner kick in the contest.
- Olivia Sabatino tied and passed Meghan Hartzell '04 for most career scores during the contest. Hartzell had 17 goals in two years with the team in 2002 and 2003. In addition to now holding the team's all-time goals record, she holds the program's record for career points with 48. She currently has 12 assists, one behind the all-time team mark of 13. Her twin sister Arianna Sabatino is now tied for fifth all-time in points (33) and goals (14) with her goal.
- The 12 goals are the second most in a single contest in team history, which dates back to 1998. The Shorewomen scored 13 in a 13-0 win over Averett in the 2000 season.
- The 13 assists set a team record for helpers in one match.
- The team had 34 points in the match and that is the most points by a Shorewomen Soccer squad in a single contest. The previous high was 30 in the Averett win 18 years ago.
- In its season openers, Washington downed Cedar Crest in 2012 (5-0), Neumann in 2013 (1-0), Gwynedd Mercy in 2014 (1-0), Rosemont in 2015 (1-0 in overtime) and 2016 (8-0) and Wesley in 2017 (4-0). The eight goals in 2016 versus Rosemont were the previous high for goals in a season opening match. WC has outscored its opponents 32-0 in that stretch.
- Duval and Jacoby tied the team record for assists in a match and are the third and fourth WC players to hand out three helpers in a match. They join Niki Dennison '01, who did it at Hood in 1999, and Emani Silva '17, who did it versus Immaculata in 2015.
- Prior to today, the last time Washington scored 10 or more goals in a single contest was 10 in a 10-1 win at Trinity (D.C.) in 2002.
9/8 v. Rutgers-Camden – 3:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Match)
- Home opener for the Shorewomen due to Wesley match being postponed this past Friday.