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Marymount women's soccer team wins a conference championship

Saints recorded multiple shutouts against League rivals.
The Marymount University women's soccer team gathers after winning a conference tournament championship.

Their final overall record was sub-.500 but when it came to the Atlantic East Conference the Marymount University Saints had a considerably more successful mark and results.

The Division III women’s soccer team was 6-1-2 with multiple shutouts against those rivals, including a 2-0 record in winning the conference tournament as the No. 2 seed.

The conference tournament title was Marymount’s first in program history.

In the tourney, Marymount (7-10-5 overall) blanked Neumann University, 2-0, of Aston, Pa., in the first round on the Saints’ home Long Bridge Park field, then shutout top seed and host Marywood University, 1-0, of Scranton, Pa., in double overtime in the championship match.

Breanna Harkins and tournament Most Valuable Player Minnie Morris scored the goals against Neumann, with assists going to  Allina Mbuko and Laney Placido.

Against Marywood in the final, Morris scored the game-winner off of a corner kick. Goalie Hannah Mockenhaupt got the victory in both matches, making five saves in the final and one in the semifinal. Marywood had 10 corner kicks.

The two tournament shutouts gave Marymount six in a row, all against conference  opponents. Marymount allowed just three goals in nine games against conference teams during the season.

Following the conference tournament, Marymount advanced to the NCAA championships, where they lost in the first round to Christopher Newport University, 7-0.

Marymount freshman Leila Lajdel was chosen as the conference Rookie of the Year  in addition to making first-team all-league honors. She scored three goals during the season, including a one game winner.

With two goals and three assists, Placido made second team all-conference.

Other top scorers for Marymount were Morris with three goals and one assist, Harkins with three goals, Mbuko with a goal and three assists, and Daniela Carillo-Torres with one goal and one assist.