CHESTERTOWN — Noah Smith pitched the equivalent of a one-hit shutout Saturday night when Washington defeated visiting Rosemont, 6-0, in women’s soccer.
The sophomore netminder made her only save in the 57th minute and the Shore ladies comfortably ahead, 3-0.
Washington (2-0) finished with lopsided advantages in shots, 34-1, and corner kicks, 14-0.
Rosemont dressed only 12 players.
Freshman Rachel Chatfield scored what held up as the winning goal in the 22nd minute when she intercepted a clearing attempt and blasted a shot from 20 yards out that tucked under the crossbar.
Another error by Rosemont led to Washington’s second goal six minutes later when freshman Gillian Slavick scored from close range on an empty net.
The locals extended their lead to 3-0 in the 31st minute. Sophomore Brianna Parise beat a defender on the run to take control of a loose ball on the right side of the 18-yard box and curved a shot into the far side of the cage.
Senior Megan Klink scored twice in the second half, in the 74th and 84th minutes.
Washington’s fifth goal was scored by Erin O’Reilly in the 77th minute. Slavick received a through pass from Katie Brennan on the edge of the box and quickly touched the ball ahead to O’Reilly, who then slotted a shot into the lower left corner.
The Shore ladies opened with a 1-0 extra-time victory Friday night at Wesley.
O’Reilly scored the golden goal in the 106th minute, a penalty kick that was awarded after she was tripped.
The match was more one-sided than the score would suggest. Washington led 20-5 in shots, including 11-2 in the first half, and 6-0 in corner kicks.
Junior Annalie Buscarino (three saves) went the distance in the goal for the winners. Her save on Emily Caldarelli’s shot with 23 ticks remaining in regulation sent the match into overtime. (Caldarelli played her freshman season at Washington in 2017.)
O’Reilly had the best chance to win it in the first 10-minute extra period, but her shot with 1:50 remaining was turned away by Gill.
Washington has won four matches in a row against Wesley and leads the series, 6-5-2.