Emmitsburg, Md. (September 15, 2018) – The Mount St. Mary's men's soccer team fell to Army West Point by a 2-0 final on Saturday night in non-conference men's soccer action at Waldron Family Stadium.
In the eighth minute of play, Keenan O'Shea registered his fourth goal of the season to give Army the early advantage. Zane Rojas forced a turnover in the Mount's defensive end and poked a pass to O'Shea at the top of the box. O'Shea took a couple dribbles before rifling a shot to the top shelf for the score.
The Mountaineers had a couple scoring chances later in the frame, but weren't able to find the equalizer. The Mount headed into the break with a 3-1 shot advantage over the Black Knights.
Mount St. Mary's carried play through the early stages of the second half, and had its best opportunity of the match in the 54th minute. Miguel Lucero worked his way down the sideline and sent a ball to the middle that skimmed off Jonathan Godette's head over to Andrew Lasso inside the box. Lasso fired a shot towards the far post, but Army goalie Justin Stoll turned it away with a diving stop.
The Mount wasn't able to break through and find the back of the net for the remainder of the second half, as Army went on for the 2-0 victory.
"We worked on some technique these past couple days in front of the goal, along with some possession-oriented details, and unfortunately we weren't able to capitalize on a lot of our opportunities," said Head Coach Bryan Cunningham. "All credit to Army, they had two good looks on goal and scored both of them … All in all, I thought our players did a really nice job of controlling the tempo of the game, playing our pace, our possession style, and creating those chances. We're doing all the right things, we just have to find the back of the net."
The Mountaineers outshot the Black Knights by a 6-4 margin in the contest and held a 6-2 advantage on corners.
Bobby Edwards made one save in the Mount net, while Stoll stopped three shots for Army to earn his first shutout of the season.
With the win, Army improved to 3-2-1 on the year, while the Mount dropped to 0-4-2.
Mount St. Mary's remains in Emmitsburg to close out its three-game home stand with a match against VMI on September 22 at 7 p.m.