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Valcicak sets new career mark; Saints drop CAC tilt to Seahawks

Valcicak sets new career mark; Saints drop CAC tilt to Seahawks

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount men's soccer team slipped up at home on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 3-0 conclusion to St. Mary's College of Maryland in Capital Athletic Conference play. 

Sophomore goalkeeper John Valcicak was put to work in the 90-minute match, marking a new collegiate best of 11 saves, just the second time in his career with double-digit turnaways. 

However, the first shot on target in the game wasn't by the Seahawks. In the 12th minute, junior Sebastian Hendi ripped a shot off, but Seahawk goalkeeper Zack Haussler reeled it in. Haussler currently leads the CAC in several categories, including goals-against average and shutouts. 

Several minutes later, the lone goal of the first half went in, as St. Mary's redirected a free kick from the right side of the field for the header finish at the 1-0 lead. Through the rest of the half, Valcicak hauled in six saves to keep the deficit at one, but no offense would produce for the Saints to draw it even. 

The second half had two more go into net for St. Mary's, while the five shots by Marymount didn't get past Haussler. 

The men will continue at home on Wednesday, October 11, hosting Salisbury University for another CAC matchup at Long Bridge Park. First touch is set for 4 p.m.