WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leonardo Torres made history on Saturday as the Saints hit a spurt of offense early in the match, taking down the visiting Pacers of Marywood 4-1.
With the win, the Saints move to 8-6 overall, 2-1 in conference play.
- Torres had a historic day. While notching a hat trick for the Saints to help gain the sizable lead, he broke the all-time goals record for the Marymount men's soccer program. At 29 goals in his early career, he now sits alone at the top of the record books. He also had an assist in the match.
- Derek Rivera notched an assist on the second goal for the Saints, putting him at a tie for the all-time assists record. He will now look to break that record before season's end.
- Matthew Correa had the other goal for the Saints, his third of the season.
- Despite a small misplay in the first half, the Saints' defense held the Pacers to just one goal and three shots.
How It Happened
- Marymount took a quick 1-0 lead in the 10th minute of play off of Torres' record-breaking goal, with the assist being credited to Correa.
- Torres found another open look just minutes later, scoring off a strong pass from Rivera in the 14th minute to go up 2-0.
- Correa score in the 19th minute of play to give the Saints a more commanding lead, with Torres giving the pass to garner the assist.
- To notch the hat trick, Brandon Loarte found Torres with another strong opportunity, with the sophomore capitalizing on it. The Saints were looking at a 4-0 lead with a great deal of soccer left to play.
- After one Marywood goal in the first half, the rest of the match remained even, sending the Saints to the final whistle with the conference win.
- Marymount is back on the road for conference play next Wednesday, heading to Neumann for a 7 PM kickoff.
- The Saints will play the final two regular season games at home against Cabrini and Immaculata.