SCRANTON, Pa. - The Marymount University women's soccer team picked up a key Atlantic East Conference victory on Saturday afternoon, shutting out Marywood University, 2-0, to move to 2-2-1 in league play.
The Saints (5-10-1, 2-2-1 Atlantic East) got out to an early lead, putting away the eventual game-winning goal in the opening 1:33. On a breakaway on the left side of the field, junior Karen Reyes sprinted for roughly 35 yards to fire a shot off from 10-yards out for her ninth goal of the season and her second game winner of the year.
In the final minute of the first half, Reyes added an assist to her statistical prowess, sending a cross in from the left wing into the middle of the box where it connected with the feet of freshman Maia Pappadakis for the redirect and 2-0 lead.
The second half played equal with seven shots on both ends, but the four shots on target by the Pacers (6-9-0, 3-2-0 Atlantic East) were all turned away by senior goalkeeper Sydney Schultz.
Senior goalkeeper Sydney Sherman tended the first half of the game, making three saves, whiel Schultz finished out the final 45 minutes for four saves, as the senior duo split the shutout.
With just one more match remaining in the regular season, the Saints sit tied for fourth in the conference standings with Neumann University who Marymount tied with on October 3, 4-4.
Marymount closes out the season at home against Wesley Collegeon Wednesday, October 24, while the Knights host Marywood. The two teams will battle out for a home-field advantage position in the postseason.
Start time for the match against the Wolverines is set for 7 p.m., at Long Bridge Park.