ARLINGTON, Va. – As the Marymount University women's soccer team looked to turn the start of its season around after a tough season-opening defeat, the Cougars of Chatham University had plans of their own, scoring an early goal in the sixth minute to hold out for a 1-0 victory at Long Bridge Park on Saturday afternoon.
Chatham's Paxton Steffy found the back of the net very early off a cross that came from teammate Megan Sieg. Sieg took her own dribble from midfield to the left side of the end line where she found time and room to whip it into the box. Steffy was patiently waiting and found the back of the net on a redirection to the back post.
Both defenses were the highlight from today's game. Senior Sydney Sherman notched herself eight saves on nine shots, while junior Gabby Cabrales came up big with a goal line save with seconds left to keep the deficit at just one.
The Cougars defense held strong although the Saints put a lot of pressure on it through much of the match, only allowing six shots through 90 minutes of play.
The Marymount women's soccer team looks to find its first win of the season on Wednesday, September 5 as they continue non-conference play against Southern Virginia University at Long Bridge Park. First touch is set for 7 p.m.