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Women’s Soccer Tops Wesley to Even CAC Record

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Dover, Del. – Marymount University’s women’s soccer team evened its Capital Athletic Conference record with a 2-1 victory over Wesley on Wednesday night. The Saints win over the Wolverines is the first since 2004.

Shannon Bisselink paced the Saints’ (2-3-0, 1-1-0 CAC) offense with a goal and an assist on the night. Paige Pierson also came up big, recording her team-leading fourth goal of the season on the game-winner.

Bisselink put MU on the board early, scoring early in the eighth minute. The Saints managed just six shots in the opening frame but five of them were on target including Bisselink’s goal.

Wesley (1-3-1, 0-1-0 CAC) would knot the game up in the 30th minute as Kaitlin Barry collected her first goal of the season.

Coming out of the break at a 1-1 tie, the Wolverines put on the offensive charge against Marymount. Wesley outshot the Saints 12-3 in the second half and earned 11 corners to MU’s none in the frame.

Although the stats favored WC in the second stanza, the score ended up on the Saints side. On just Marymount’s second shot of the half, Pierson headed in a pass from Bisselink to give MU the go-ahead and eventual game-winning score.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday, September 18, as it hosts Hood in CAC play at 11 am.