The Mariners pushed their winning streak to three consecutive matches with a well-balanced 3-0 win over the visiting Napa Valley Storm. Christine Wilhoyte had a first half brace while Bella Santia added a second half goal for College of Marin in their final home match of the 2017 season.
The Mariners played much of the first half in the attacking third as they managed to put five first half shots on target. Christine Wilhoyte's 15th minute laser hit pay dirt as she rocketed a shot into the back of the net assisted by Bella Santia. Napa went close shortly afterwards, but could not break through the Marin defense. Marin doubled their advantage in the 32nd minute as it was Wilhoyte again, this time unassisted, who beat the Napa keeper for a 2-0 Marin lead.
The Mariners came out of the break with continued swagger as they pressed the issue and were rewarded less than ten minutes into the second half. Bella Santia was the Marin goal scorer she took took a pass from winger Tatum Robach and scored to give Marin a 3-0 advantage. The Mariners calmly played out the final 35 minutes of the match and were not threatened by the Storm attack.
The Mariners managed 13 shots on the match, including nine on goal. Wilhoyte scored her seventh and eighth goals of the season while Santia had her third of the year. Shanan Daly made nine saves for Marin in goal.
The Mariners record sits at 8-4-4 and 6-3-2 in Bay Valley Conference competition.
The Mariners have two matches remaining, at Napa Valley College on Tuesday, November 7th and at Merritt College on Thursday, November 9th.