Emmitsburg, Md. (Arpril 21, 2017) – Mount St. Mary's University overcame a halftime deficit to register a 12-10 victory over LIU Brooklyn on Friday at Waldron Family Stadium. Jannel Daufenbach led the way with three goals, while four other Mountaineers registered a pair of tallies apiece.
With the victory, the Mount improved to 3-9 overall and 2-2 in conference play, while LIU Brooklyn dropped to 2-10 on the year and 0-4 in conference.
Daufenbach registered two of her three scores in the opening half en route to her second hat trick of the season. Freshman Kate Kinsella tallied a game-high five points (2g, 3a), and Kelly Maloney and Taylor Carhart notched three points (2g, 1a) each. Emily Davis was the other Mountaineer with a multi-goal game with a pair of scores.
Jillian Petito earned her third win of the year between the pipes for the Mount with a career-high 17 saves.
Bianca Santucci (4g) and Tori Shinkowitz (3g, 1a) combined for seven goals to pace LIU Brooklyn in the tilt.
Virginia Gibbons made 11 saves for the Blackbirds, but took the loss as she fell to 2-10 on the season.
Santucci scored all four of her goals in the opening seven-plus minutes of the game to stake the Blackbirds out to an early 4-1 advantage. The Mount outscored them 3-2 the rest of the way, but LIU took a 6-4 lead into the halftime break.
Back-to-back goals from Knapp and Kinsella in the opening minute of the second half evened the game at 6-all, and Taylor Carhart followed with a tally just under two minutes later to give the Mount its first lead since the opening goal of the game.
With the teams all knotted at 9-9 with under 11 minutes remaining in the tilt, Kinsella netted her second of the game off a feed from Taylor Carhart to give the Mountaineers a one-goal advantage.
Davis followed with a pair of goals in the ensuing five minutes of play to stretch the Mount lead to 12-9, its largest advantage of the game, with just 5:42 showing on the clock.
A goal from Sierra O'Connor at the 2:52 mark trimmed the LIU deficit back to just two, 12-10.
A minute later, Kayla Riley had a free-position opportunity, but was turned away by a lunging save from Petito as the netminder protected the Mount's two-goal lead. Mount St. Mary's was able to drain the rest of the clock and hold on for the 12-10 victory.
The Mount is back in action on Sunday (April 23) against Sacred Heart at 1 p.m. in Emmitsburg. The Mount will honor Alex Carhart, Sammie Knapp and Kelly Maloney with a pregame ceremony as part of Senior Day.