Emmitsburg, Md. (March 12, 2018) – Freshman Beanie Colson tallied two goals and one assist in the final six minutes to lead Mount St. Mary's back from a late two-goal deficit for the 11-10 victory over Fresno State on Monday at a chilly Waldron Family Stadium.
With the Mountaineers trailing 10-8 under the six-minute mark, Colson found a streaking Alayna Pagnotta in front of net for the tally to trim the deficit to just one with 5:18 remaining. Colson followed with two straight goals in the ensuing two minutes of play, including the go-ahead score with 3:38 on the clock, to put the Mount on top, 11-10.
The Mount defense was able to hold Fresno State off the board in the final three-plus minutes to secure the one-goal victory and improve to 4-3 on the year. With the loss, Fresno State moved to 4-3 overall.
Colson registered a career-high five points on four goals and one helper on the afternoon to lead all scorers in the contest. Four other Mountaineers notched multi-point games, including Emily Davis and Taylor Carhart, who netted two goals apiece.
Junior net minder Jillian Petito posted a season-high 14 saves for the second consecutive game, and finished with a .583 save percentage in the tilt.
Tiffiny Wallace (4g) and Sarah Bloise (3g, 1a) paced the Bulldogs with four goals apiece on the day. Goalie Laurel Maunder made seven saves in the losing effort in net.
The Mount held a 3-2 advantage midway thru the first half before three straight goals from Fresno State, including a pair from Wallace put the Bulldogs on top by a 5-3 margin.
Fresno State pushed the advantage to three with 7:45 remaining in the opening half, but the Mount tallied two of the final three goals of the frame as Davis and Carly Miller found the back of the net to cut the deficit to 8-6 at the intermission.
Marley Heller's free-position goal at the 22:17 mark of the second half was the only goal in the opening 15 minutes of the stanza, until Wallace scored her fourth of the game for the Bulldogs with 14:21 showing on the clock to make it a two-goal lead for Fresno State once again.
The teams traded a goal apiece over the next eight minutes of play, before Colson tallied three points in the final 5:18 of the contest to lead the Mount to victory.
The Bulldogs outshot the Mountaineers 35-28 in the game, and also held a slight advantage in ground balls, 19-17. Colson, Davis and Jannel Daufenbach collected four draws each for the Mountaineers as they won the draw battle, 12-10.
Mount St. Mary's heads to George Washington for a matchup this Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m.