Washington College women’s soccer made an impact in program history last week, beating Gettysburg College 3-2 for the first time in program history.
The Shorewomen have obtained a 4-0 record for the first time ever, thanks to the win over the Bullets. The match was a conference opener for both teams, hosted at Gettysburg.
“I am beyond excited for the records we have broken and will break this season,” said freshman Emily Jacoby. Jacoby was the first scorer of the game, making it onto the scoreboard in the ninth minute of the game.
This marks her fourth collegiate goal, as Jacoby has scored a goal in each game of the Shorewomen’s season so far. Jacoby received a pass from senior Olivia Sabatino, clinching her first of two assists of the game.
Closer toward the end of the first half, Olivia Sabatino aided her team again, assisting a ball to sister and senior Arianna Sabatino, who then headed the ball over the goalie.
Both Sabatinos led the team in shots, each taking two.
“Not only is getting the win against Gettysburg, a team we have never beaten before, so rewarding, but the way we did it is what makes me so excited for the rest of the season,” Arianna Sabatino said.
The game was a battle until the very end and it shows us even more now that we have what it takes to have a very successful season in conference,” said Arianna Sabatino.
Gettysburg retaliated with two goals in the second half, bringing the score to an even 2-2.
In the eightieth minute, freshman Erin O’Reilly scored her first Centennial Conference goal off a pass from Jacoby, bringing the Shorewomen into the lead for the remainder of the game.
“As a player, it was a great experience to be a part of this major accomplishment. Getting a chance to play in the game was both exciting and nerve racking. I was really happy with the way the team, as well as myself, performed,” O’Reilly said.
The Shorewomen look forward to the rest of the Centennial Conference competition after this impressive first showing versus the Bullets.
“This win shows me that we, as a team, are more than capable of far overshooting our predicted ranking,” Jacoby said.
More seasoned players, like Arianna Sabatino, are experiencing this victory after years of working towards the success.
“With this being my fourth season, I know how hard everyone from the current players to the coaches and even the alumni have worked to get to this point and make the program what it is today,” she said.
The Shorewomen will take on No. 8 John Hopkins University on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Baltimore.