Hiram, Ohio – In a Saturday afternoon match-up, the Mount St. Joseph women's soccer team traveled up north on another long road trip to take on the Terriers of Hiram College in a non-conference match-up. The Lions were able to bounce back after going down early in the game and come out on top, getting their second win in a row, beating the Terriers by a score of 2-1.
The Terriers would get on the board first, taking advantage of their home turf, as they were able to score in just the seventh minute of the game, with a shot right above the goalkeepers hands. It wouldn't take long for the Lions to answer back though as Madeline Rechel (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) was able to find the back of the net in the 11thminute. Rechel was able to cut off a pass in the Terriers defensive end, dribble into the 18-yard box, and perfectly place the ball into the bottom left corner to get it past the keeper and get the Lions on the board. The rest of the half would see multiple shots from multiple Lions as they outshot the Terriers 12-5, but were unable to get anymore in the back of the net, ending the half in a 1-1 tie.
With the second half underway, the Lions would again have multiple opportunities, with several of those opportunities coming from corner kicks. In the 75thminute of action the Lions would receive a foul in the box, earning themselves a penalty and a chance to take the lead. Stefanie Autenrieb (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) would step up to take the hit, placing it in the bottom left corner, ultimately securing the Lions victory over the Terriers.
The Lions went on to outshot the Terriers 20-10 to end the game, with Megan Gilpin (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers) recording six saves during the 90 minutes of play.
The Lions improved their record to 3-4-1, with just one non-conference game left until HCAC play. On Saturday, September 28th, the Lions head to Marietta, Ohio to take on the Pioneers of Marietta College where they hope to continue their winning streak. The last time these two teams faced off was in 2011, which resulted in a 1-1 tie. Continue to check out MSJSports.com for more information on the Lions 2019 season.