Atlanta, Ga – The Mount St. Joseph women's soccer team had a long weekend trip as they traveled down to Georgia to compete in two games. The Lions faced off against the Lions of Piedmont College on Saturday, September 14th, and the Eagles of Emory University on Sunday, September 15th. While putting up some tough competition, the Lions were unable to come back home with a win as their record drops to 1-4-2.
Saturday 14th– Mount St. Joseph 0 – Piedmont College 1
Saturday's match up against the Lions of Piedmont College was a back and forth battle between the two opponents. The Mount would get a shot off first, just 17 seconds into the start of the game, as JodieWeimer (Cleves, Ohio/Taylor) barely missed a shot wide of the net. Both teams would get their chances at a goal, but were unable to find the back of the net as they entered the half tied up 0-0.
The Mount would again come out quick in the second half, missing the net wide again from a shot by Madeline Rechel (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison). The game would continue to go back and forth, with both teams playing with a strong defense and trying to capitalize on any opportunity they had. In the 71stminute the Lions of Piedmont College were able to find themselves ahead of the Mount off a cross into the middle of the box where they would score the lone goal of the game.
The Mount would try to fight back, getting two shots off in the final minutes, but were unsuccessful and would ultimately fall to the Lions of Piedmont College 1-0.
Sunday 15th– Mount St. Joseph 0 – Emory University 5
In Sunday's game, the Lions found themselves facing off against Emory University, a team that has had 17 NCAA Tournament berths, and made it into the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season.
The Lions would struggle to create any offense, as they would find themselves on the defensive side for almost the whole game against a very strong offensive Eagles team. The Eagles would rack up five goals against the Lions, defeating the Mount 5-0 and giving the Lions their second straight loss and their fourth loss of the season.
The Lions finally find themselves back home after a five game away stint. The Mount will take on the Battling Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan University on Tuesday, September 17th at 7PM on Schueler Field. With just three games left until conference play, the Lions hope to get back to their winning ways. Continue to check out MSJSports.com for more updates on the Lions 2019 season