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Jordan Marada has now matched her 2010 totals in both goals and assists.
Jordan Marada has now matched her 2010 totals in both goals and assists.
WSOC: Marada's Two Goals Lift Gaels Over Roadrunners
Release: Saturday 09/30/2011 
by SMC Athletics
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Saint Mary's women's soccer team shutout CSU Bakersfield 2-0 behind two, first-half scores by Jordan Marada. The win wraps-up SMC's non-conference slate as the Gaels will begin West Coast Conference play with an overall record of 9-2-1.

"A 2-0 win on the road is nice," said head coach Kai Edwards. "We played well at times and we were without one of our leaders in Togs (Christina Tognetti)... to still get two goals and shutout a team on the road is great. When we return home we are 0-0-0 and the real test begins on Friday."

Marada broke through in a scoreless game in the 33rd minute, taking a long pass from Daelyn Paul. Marada would put the ball in for the goal from eight yards out. It was Marada's sixth goal of the year and Paul's fifth assist of the season.

Less than 10 minutes later, Marada would strike from five yards out off an assist from Sara Ives in the 41st minute. Marada now has seven goals and five assists in 2011, which matches her exact totals from 2010.

"Jordan had two very good goals today and the ball Daelyn played on her first goal was special," said Edwards.

For the fifth time this season, the Gaels shutout an opponent and it was the second consecutive shutout for the Gaels. Kate Brenot earned the shutout with five saves. She lowered her goals against average to 1.01.

The match ended with SMC and CSUB taking 11 total shots apiece. CSUB held a 6-3 edge in corner kicks and the Gaels committed 12 fouls compared to seven by the Roadrunners.

Marada led the Gaels with three shots while Ives took two shots. Emma Kroloff, Briana Campos, Vicki Shimkus and Paul also took shots on goal for the Gaels. CSUB was paced by Sam Pena with four shots.

Saint Mary's is back in action for its WCC opener on October 7 when it hosts Gonzaga at 1:00 p.m. in Saint Mary's Stadium.