The University of Mary Washington men's soccer team defeated Stevenson University, 1-0, on Saturday at the Battleground to improve to 2-0 in Capital Athletic Conference play. The Eagles, in topping the Mustangs, also have now beaten two of the league foes they lost to a year ago.
After a scoreless first half which saw the Eagles boast a 12-4 lead in shots, the UMW offensive pressure finally connected at 52:07, when Matt Alter's cross slipped through the keeper's hands and was deflected in off of a defender for an own goal.
In all, the Eagles led in shots, 21-9, and had four corner kicks to three for the Mustangs. Freshman goalie Tyler Back (Falls Church, Va., George Mason) made three saves in gaining the shutout for UMW.
Mary Washington will be back in action on Wednesday when they visit North Carolina Wesleyan College at 4:00 p.m.