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Women's Soccer Slips To Spartans, 4-1

Women's Soccer Slips To Spartans, 4-1

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Marymount University women's soccer team hosted York College of Pennsylvania on Wednesday night at Long Bridge Park, falling behind in the second half for a 4-1 decision. 

In a close first half, the Saints were the first to get the initial shot off when senior Karen Reyes sent a kick in low at Spartan goalkeeper Jillian Kozak, but it was reeled in. Roughly a minute and half later, the Spartans responded with their first attempt on target, finding the back of the net in the eighth minute to take the 1-0 advantage. 

York maneuvered eight more shots in the half, with three on net, but sophomore keeper Madison Foltz held strong for saves on each to take MU into the break trailing by just one. 

In an attempt to draw the score even quickly, the Saints fired off three-straight shots in the first six minutes of the restart, one by junior Sita Nair and two more by Reyes. However, all three would slide wide of the target.

By the 52nd minute, the Spartans added another goal to take a 2-0 advantage. But MU wasn't going away, needing 10 more minutes to put away its first goal when Reyes found Nair for the finish. 

Unfortunately, that was the last shot the Saints could get past the tough York defense, while the Spartans found the back of the net two more times to seal up the 4-1 decision. 

Sophomore Maia Pappadakis took over in net for the final 29 minutes, making three saves of her own, as she and Foltz combined for six saves for the night. 

The Saints hit the road for three-straight games, traveling to North Carolina on Saturday, September 14 for a non-conference matchup at Greensboro College. Start time is set for 1 p.m.