Men’s and women’s soccer play first games since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Julia Sparco

Elm Staff Writer 

On Saturday, March 21, the Washington College Shoremen soccer team fell to the St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Seahawks in their first game of the season. The game occurred away at the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium at St. Mary’s College. 

The first and only goal of the game came in the first half around the 11:00 minute mark for the Seahawks. The game ended 0–1, Seahawks. 

There were six total attempts from the Shoremen to score, but it did not make it on the scoreboard, The Seahawks had 14 score attempts. 

Sophomore Austin Heid, who played goal for the majority of the game allowed one goal and had two saves. Sophomore Tim Loeffler subbed in the net later on in the game and had two saves as well. 

On April 3, the Shoremen played Salisbury University on the Kibler Field, but once again fell short with a loss at 0–1, Seagulls. 

“Saturday felt like a War on the Shore, and it was great to get back on the Kibler Field after about 18 months away,” senior Del Jenkins said. “We started out really strong and it was great to get every player a run.” 

The Shoremen will take to the Kibler again on Saturday, April 10 to face the Stevenson University Mustangs. This will also be their senior night as it is the Shoremen’s last home game. 

On Sunday, March 28, the Shorewomen soccer team beat the St. Mary’s Seahawks on their own field in their season opener. Freshman Ellen Daly is the lone goal scorer of the 1–0 game. 

Senior captain and starting goalie, Annalie Buscarino, had one save for the Shorewomen. 

On Saturday, April 3, the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats beat the Shorewomen at the Kibler Field. The Diplomats had the only goal of the game in the end of the first half, leaving the final score to be 0–1, Diplomats. 

Both Buscarino and junior goalie Noah Smith had three saves in the goal; each played one half. 

“It was hard to lose against Franklin and Marshall, but I think we learned a few things along the way during the game,” junior Bess Mascone said. “We still have two games left and I know our team will play our hearts out, especially after not playing real games for so long.” 

Both of these games left the Shorewomen’s overall record at 1–1 for their season so far. The Shorewomen will play again on Friday, April 9, at Stevenson University at 7 p.m.

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