Olivia Sabatino Breaks Shorewomen's School Record for Career Assists
FREDERICK, Md. — The Washington College women's soccer team improved to 3-0 for the first time ever with a 2-1 win over host Hood College this afternoon in Frederick, Md. Senior Olivia Sabatino took sole possession of the Washington College school record for career assists during the game.
Washington College 2, Hood 1
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen held a 10-1 advantage in shots in the first half, putting five on goal to the Blazers' one.
- Arianna Sabatino and Olivia Sabatino took back-to-back shots on goal to open the second half for the Shorewomen, but both were saved by Hood goalkeeper Lydia Erickson. Olivia took another shot on goal in the 50th minute.
- Lauren Neary had a shot saved by Erickson in the 54th. Arianna Sabatino had a shot saved later in the 54th.
- The Blazers got on the board in the 56th when Melissa Merritt scored on the Blazers' second shot of the game at 55:11.
- Cayla Marcinko had a shot saved in the 57th and Olivia Sabatino had one in the 61st as Washington continued to attack.
- Erin O'Reilly evened the score for the Shorewomen with a header off of Olivia Sabatino's record-breaking 14th career assist on a corner kick at 64:00.
- O'Reilly had a potential go-ahead shot saved by Erickson in the 67th.
- Washington goalkeeper Noah Smith saved a header by Emily Savona in the 71st minute.
- Emily Jacoby scored what would prove to be the game-winner on a breakaway off an assist from Maia Duval at 80:15.
- An Olivia Sabatino header was saved by Erickson in the 88th.
For the Shorewomen (3-0)
- Scorers: O'Reilly (goal), Jacoby (goal), Olivia Sabatino (assist), Duval (assist)
- Goalkeepers: Courtney Colbert (1 save, 1 goal allowed, 64:00), Smith (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 26:00)
- The Shorewomen finished with a 25-3 advantage in shots and a 6-2 edge in corner kicks.
For Hood (1-4)
- Scorers: Merritt (goal)
- Goalkeeper: Erickson (15 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)
- Olivia Sabatino entered the game with 13 career assists, tied with Sarah Polhamus '03 and Stephanie Bradley '06 for the top spot in school history. She is now the solo holder of all three career scoring records at the College as she also holds the records for goals (18) and points (50).
- Before this season, the Shorewomen's best ever start through three games was 2-1, which it had achieved six times - in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2016, and 2017.
- Through three games this season, the Shorewomen have outshot their opponents by a combined 95-12 margin.
- Jacoby is the first player in Washington College women's soccer history to score a goal in each of her first three collegiate games.
9/15 @ Gettysburg - 4 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- The game at Gettysburg will be the Shorewomen's Centennial Conference opener.