Aug. 23, 2015
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland sophomore forward Alex Anthony scored twice to lead the Terrapins past the Navy women’s soccer team, 2-0, Sunday night at Ludwig Field. Navy will look ahead to VMI on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
Maryland (2-0) wasted no time to begin the match, tallying the game’s first goal in 13 seconds. The Terrapins’ Amanda Gerlitz sent a through ball from midfield to the top the 18-yard box, where Anthony gained possession and struck a low-liner passed Navy goalkeeper Dayton Wetherby (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) to the far post.
“It isn’t ideal to give up a quick goal like we did in any soccer game, but I give credit to our team by digging in and not giving up,” Navy head coach Carin Gabarra said. “It was good to see that we carried over from Friday not to give up and play, but unfortunately we did not have the chances offensively to get back into the game.”
Navy (1-1) looked to respond with its first offensive opportunity in the 32nd minute, as junior Rachel Feldman (Danville, Calif.) dribbled the ball to the top of the 18 and sent a shot towards the net but was blocked by a defender for the Mids first corner kick. Junior Cat Macklin (McLean, Va.) lofted the corner kick inside the box where freshman Kay Jo Gansrow (Holtsville, N.J.) grabbed possession just outside the six-yard box and have her shot blocked by a Terp defender.
Anthony built upon Maryland’s lead in the 65th minute, as she headed in her second goal of the game off a corner kick to put the Terrapins up 2-0.
Sophomore Clare MacAdam (Palmyra, N.J.) generated Navy’s best offensive look in the 79th minute as she forced Maryland to foul her just outside the 18 for a free kick. MacAdam took the free kick and curled her shot over the Maryland wall but was denied by Terrapin goalkeeper Rachel Beanlands to hold the score at 2-0.
Maryland led Navy in shots, 18-6, shots on goal, 7-1 and corner kicks, 6-1.
Wetherby stood strong in net, recording five saves on seven chances to fall to 1-1. Beanlands tallied just one save to preserve her second shutout of the season and improve to 2-0.
“Dayton played tough in net tonight, despite having that early goal go in,” said Gabarra. “There were some tough point-blank saves that she made tonight to keep our team from falling back deeper on the scoreboard.”