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Women’s Soccer Tops Former CAC Foe to Even Record

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Washington, D.C. – Marymount University’s women’s soccer team defeated former Capital Athletic Conference foe Gallaudet 5-0 in non-conference action on Wednesday night. The Saints snap a three-game losing-streak and even their season record to 6-6 overall, their most wins since the 2007 campaign.

Five different Saints notched goals in the game. Melissa Fessenden knocked home the game-winner in the 16th minute for her team-leading seventh goal of the season with an assist from Katie Hamelin. Alex Thomas added another for the Saints just over a minute later at the 16:57 mark.

Marymount posted another pair of goals in the opening frame. Danni Bankins gave MU a 3-0 lead in the 33rd minute off an assist from Fessenden while Danielle Canning scored on a rebound from Nicole Mercado’s initial attempt at the 43:54 mark.

Hamelin would record the Saints final goal six minutes into the second frame with an assist from Krysti Patient.

Marymount outshot the Bison 47-4 on the night with three of Gallaudet’s (4-12) shots coming on target. Holly Wenger got the start in goal and collected a lone save while Kenna Thompson finished out the second half and hauled in a pair of saves.

Marymount returns to action on Friday as it hosts CAC foe Frostburg State in its home finale. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. and fans can follow the action live by logging on to www.marymount.edu/athletics/wSoccer and selecting the “live stats” link.