Cavaliers master a pair of late corner kicks to stay unbeaten

In a big IAAM A Conference soccer showdown, No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, got a pair of second half goals by junior Courtney Corcoran, both headers, to rally to a 5-2 win over host No. 5 Mercy, Wednesday in Baltimore

Both clubs came into the contest undefeated and Mercy jumped on top 1-0 when Alex Jakowski scored an early goal, with an assist from Emma Aviles, but Megan Garvey got the equalizer for the Cavaliers, prior to the half, as Ashley Tutas provided the assist.

Early in the second half, it was once again Mercy moving in front, as Payton Schenning finished another feed from Aviles, and the Magic went back in front, 2-1.

In the end, however, it was two perfectly executed corner set pieces that propelled Spalding to victory. Both corners were struck by sophomore Reagan Mallia, who curved her feed to a leaping Corcoran who knew how to perfectly redirect them for a pair of scores.

Spalding (6-0, 2-0 IAAM A) outshot Mercy 14-7 and got three saves from goalkeeper Emma Murray.

Mercy is now 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.