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Women's soccer prepares for Atlantic East first-round matchup with Cabrini

Women's soccer prepares for Atlantic East first-round matchup with Cabrini

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University women's soccer team will hit the road on Saturday, November 2 for an Atlantic East Conference tournament first-round matchup with Cabrini University; the opening touch is set for 3 p.m.

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How we got here:

Marymount posted a 1-4-1 record in Atlantic East play this season, earning the No. 6 seed in the tournament. The Saints win came against Gwynedd Mercy University on October 12. Senior Karen Reyes and freshman Laney Placido, each, scored in the second half in a come-from-behind victory.

How they got here:

Cabrini finished the season with a 4-1-1 record in conference action to take the No. 3 seed in the tournament. The Cavaliers ended the year on a three-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 10-0. On the season, Cabrini only allowed two goals in conference games.

Last time we met:

The Saints and Cavaliers closed out the regular season against one another on Wednesday, October 30. Cabrini put away three first-half goals on the way to a 3-0 victory.

Atlantic East history:

The teams have met twice since the formation of the Atlantic East, last season. During the 2018 season, the Cavaliers took down the Saints in a 3-1 final. Reyes scored the Saints' goal in the game, finding the back of the net in the first half for a 1-0 lead. However, Cabrini responded with three goals in the second to take the win.

Amongst the best:

Senior forward Karen Reyes has compiled another impressive season for the Saints, currently sitting in a tie for first in the conference with 12 goals.  She is also third in the conference with 25 points. She leads the team in both categories. Reyes has been a key to the Saints' offense since stepping onto the field, now holding 31 career goals, 14 career assists, and 76 career points in 68 games.

What's next?

The winner of Saturday's matchup will move on to the Atlantic East tournament semifinal round on Wednesday, November 6. With a win, the Saints would travel to No. 1 Marywood University.