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Baca scores first-career goal in 2-1 victory over Washington Adventist

Baca scores first-career goal in 2-1 victory over Washington Adventist

TACOMA PARK, Md. – The Marymount University women's soccer team notched its second-straight win on Friday night, defeating Washington Adventist University, 2-1, in overtime.

Both teams came out strong, each taking multiple shots early in the first half. Junior Karen Reyes was able to get a shot on goal, but it was saved by the Shock's Laura Perez. Washington Adventists' Diana Larios then took her chance, rattling a shot off the crossbar.

It was the Saints who would strike first. Junior Alyssa Baca found the back of the net in the 34th minute for the 1-0 lead. The score marks the first of her collegiate career.

Marymount took the one-goal edge into the half, despite the Shock holding a 9-6 advantage in shots. Freshman Madison Foltz made the start for the Saints, playing the first half and making four saves in the frame.

The Saints continued to put pressure on the Washington Adventist defense, reeling off four early shots, including two on goal, in the first 12 minutes of the second half.

However, it was the Shock who would find the goal in the second half, knotting the score, 1-1, on a shot from Jennifer Santos.

The Saints were able to put one more shot on goal, before the end of regulation, but neither team found the deciding score, sending the match into an extra period.

Reyes put another shot on goal to pressure the Shock defense in overtime, and with the ball in the box, a Washington Adventist own goal ended the contest in favor of Marymount, 2-1.

Senior Sydney Sherman played the final 50 minutes in the net for the Saints, making four saves and earning the victory, her first of the season.

The Saints will open conference play for their next contest, hosting their first-ever Atlantic East Conference game on Wednesday, October 3; Neumann University will travel to Long Bridge Park for the match, which is set for 4 p.m.