Emmitsburg, Md. (October 13, 2019)--Mount St. Mary's defeated visiting St. Francis Brooklyn, 1-0, in a Northeast Conference matchup at Waldron Family Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Junior Elisabeth Rockhill's first-half goal provided the Mount all the offense it would need in the victory.
Rockhill tallied her second goal of the season in the 36th minute to give the Mountaineers (3-10-1, 2-4-1 NEC) the one-goal advantage. She received a pass from Lindsay Reightler and struck a long ball from 30 yards out that beat the keeper over her head in the top-middle of the goal for the lone score of the contest.
The Mount had a chance to add to the lead early in the second half when Rockhill took advantage of a St. Francis Brooklyn (0-13-0, 0-6-0 NEC) turnover, and fired a long shot with the keeper out of the goal. The shot, however, caromed off the cross bar to keep the game with a one-goal margin. The Terriers had their best chance to score with 16 minutes remaining when Margaret Motolese hit a free kick from just outside the penalty box that made it through the wall, but Mount keeper Maggie Barron was able to make the save.
The Terriers pushed hard in the final minutes to even the score, but the Mount defense was up to the task to secure the victory.
Rockhill paced the Mount with six shots (two on goal) while Isabella Roberts and Kalli Bell had three shots each. Sarah DeWitt and Henriette Lykke each had four shots in the loss for the Terriers. Baron made six saves to earn the clean sheet victory while Klil Keshwar made three saves for St. Francis Brooklyn.
Mount St. Mary's is back in action on Sunday, October 20, with an NEC road contest at Sacred Heart.