Wednesday, April 09, 2014
John Ewing (LaPorte, IN/LaPorte) scored the game-winning goal at the 2:58 mark of overtime, as the Mount posted an 8-7 road win on Wednesday afternoon. The Lions improve to 2-11 overall, 1-6 in the MLC and will be back in action in a conference match-up on April 12 at Elmhurst College.
In a game that featured five ties, and the Mount holding the lead only once during regulation, the two teams battled back and forth, with numerous scoring opportunities and some solid defensive play. Fontbonne held a 4-3 lead at the half, but saw the Lions take a 5-4 lead with 7:49 on the clock in the third quarter thanks Ewing's first goal of the game. Fontbonne battled back to claim a 7-5 advantage nearly midway through the fourth quarter. The Lions cut the deficit to 7-6, and then Cory Wojciechowski (Las Vegas, NV/Community College East) added a goal with just under four minutes left in the game, tying the score at 7-all. Ewing scored his second goal of the game, with nearly three minutes expired in overtime, off a pass from teammate Andrew Stoffer (Palatine, IL/Palatine) to win the game.
Jesse Mayer (Crestwood, KY/South Oldham) led the Mount with three goals while Mike Weil (Cincinnati, OH/Elder) stopped 12 shots and picked up the win in goal. The Lions out-shot the Griffins, 49-29, including 27-19 in shots on goal. The Mount also forced 31 Fontbonne turnovers.