Saturday, April 05, 2014
Concordia (WI) University broke open a close game in the first half, and then held off a late Mount comeback attempt on Saturday afternoon, en route to a 14-11 victory on Schueler Field. The Lions, who had their four-game winning streak ended, go to 6-5 overall, 4-3 in the MWLC, while Concordia improves to 6-2, 3-1. The Mount is back in action on April 6 when they host conference-foe Fontbonne University.
The Lions held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 against Concordia, only to see the Falcons tie the score at 2-all at 21:58 of the first half and take a 3-2 lead at 20:44. Samantha Hughes (Cincinnati, OH/Colerain) tallied a goal with nearly 19 minutes to play in the first half, knotting the score at 3-all, before Concordia scored the game's next three goals to forge ahead 6-3. The Mount cut the deficit to 8-5 early in the second half, on a goal by Nicole Sifri (Cincinnati, OH/McAuley) but would get no closer the rest of the game, including the final margin. Concordia pushed the team out to 11-5 by the 15:35 mark of the second half and survived a late Mount rally that saw the Lions score the final two goals of the game, and three of the final four scores.
Sifri and Hughes had three goals each for the Mount, while Chrissy O'Hara (Cincinnati, OH/Mercy) and Erica Walsh (Louisville, KY/Sacred Heart) recorded two goals each. Bristyl Webb (Oxford, OH/Talawanda) had five saves in goal. The Mount out-shot Concordia, 35-20, including 25-19 in shots on goal.