SMC v. USF 9/7/13
The Gael’s started the season on a glorious day at Negoesco Stadium. Courtney de Leon, Annie Wenzlau and Renee Barbour started the game in their debut season as Saint Mary’s began brightly dominating the early possession. After thirty minutes the Gaels pressure paid dividends. Amelia Salazar broke from defense and found Griffin Cullen with a beautifully weighted pass down the right. Cullen whipped in a cross and found Daniella Aiello at the far post who finished neatly on the volley. USF were able to apply pressure late in the first half which the Gaels did well to hold off without conceding.
After the break Saint Mary’s started well and before long they had doubled their lead. Salazar again joined in the attack and her shot from distance ricocheted on the crossbar and keeper before falling in for a 2-0 lead. As the game entered the last twenty minutes the game was put beyond doubt with another Aiello goal. Jackie Escobar made the run down the right and managed to retain possession when it looks like the chance had gone. She swung in a cross for Daniella to finish again at the far post. The Gaels saw out the dying minutes of the game without incident to come away with the win and the points.
Gaels Start Fall Season in Full Force!
Ending last year with a spectacular Fall and Spring season the Gaels have started this new season with a new roster filled with many new faces but keeping in mind that same energy to fight for those wins. This year the team started off the season right with a 3-0 win over USF. They are looking to continue this winning streak as they continue on with the rest of their scheduled games. Check out the Fall schedule and come out and suport the team!