Alicia Miller Makes Seven Saves in 0-0 Draw with Bucknell
Emmitsburg, Md. (September 27, 2011)--Senior Alicia Miller (Warwick, Pa./Lititz) made seven saves to help the Mount St. Mary's women's soccer team to a 0-0 draw with visiting Bucknell on Tuesday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium on campus.
Bucknell (2-6-1) held a 19-to-5 advantage in shots in the game, including a 5-0 edge in the overtime periods.
Miller made a pair of diving saves in the game to keep the Bison off the scoreboard. With just under 10 minutes left in the first half, Miller made a diving stop to her left on a Brigit Falcon shot. The rebound went to Chelsey Garkowski, but her shot was stopped by a Mount defender on the goal line.
Bucknell's Liz Dwornik found herself alone from about 12 yards out with just under 29 minutes left, but Miller made a diving stop, deflecting the shot just high, to keep the game scoreless.
The Mount's (2-4-2) best scoring chance came early in the second half when Alicia Mirando (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) had a clear lane to the goal, but sent her shot wide left.
It was Miller's ninth career shutout, moving her one behind Anna Lebo's school record of 10. She now has a 1.15 goals against average and a .846 save percentage on the season.
The Mountaineers open Northeast Conference play on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. when Long Island visits Waldron Family Stadium on campus.
Game Notes: The Mount is now 0-3-1 at home this year, having allowed just three goals in the four games...Five of the Mount's eight games this season have gone into overtime...Mount St. Mary's is 1-1-2 over its past four games.