Clinton, S.C. (February 28, 2018) – Six Mountaineers registered multi-goal performances as Mount St. Mary's cruised to a 16-0 shutout victory over Presbyterian on Wednesday afternoon. Jillian Petito made eight saves in the contest to lead the Mount to its third shutout in program history.
The 16-goal win was the Mount's largest margin of victory since an 18-0 shutout win over Delaware State in 2013.
Carly Miller (2g, 2a), Marley Heller (2g, 2a) and Emily Davis (3g, 1a) tallied a game-high four points apiece to lead the way for the Mount, while Taylor Carhart (3g), Nicole Voci (2g) and Jordan Butler (2g) also added multi-goal efforts.
Petito posted another stellar performance in net for the Mountaineers to collect her third win of the season. The junior captain now ranks second in the Northeast Conference with a .571 save percentage on the year.
The Mount (3-1) took control early in the game, getting four goals from four different players in the opening 10 minutes of play to jump on top. Carhart and Miller each added their second goals of the game in the next two minutes to extend the Mountaineers' advantage to 6-0 at the 18:11 mark.
Over the next 10 minutes, the Mount netted four more goals, including a pair from Voci, to push the lead to 10-0 with 9:05 remaining in the half. The Mount added three more tallies before the break to take a 13-0 advantage into the intermission.
The Mountaineers continued to roll in the second half, adding three more goals on six shots while holding Presbyterian off the board to close out the 16-0 shutout win.
Mount St. Mary's outshot Presbyterian by a 26-10 margin in the game, and converted 16 of its 19 shots on target for goals.
Kayla Koch made a pair of saves in cage in the losing effort for Presbyterian (1-2).
The Mount heads to Longwood to take on the Lancers on Saturday, March 3 at 12 p.m.