Emmitsburg, Md. (September 14, 2019)--Mount St. Mary's was edged by Navy, 1-0, in a battle of unbeaten teams at the Mount's Waldron Family Stadium on Saturday night. The Mount falls to 3-1-0 on the season with the narrow defeat.
The teams played to a scoreless first half with the Midshipmen holding a 4-to-2 edge in shots. Mount goalkeeper Andrew Chwalik made a fantastic save in the minute to keep Navy off the scoreboard. Navy's Jacob Williams made a couple of moves past Mount defenders and had a point blank shot that Chwalik was able to kick away. The Mount's best scoring chance in the half was a Juan Molina shot that went high.
Early in the second half, the Mountaineers had their best scoring chance of the day when the team earned a free kick from just outside the box. Molina took the kick, but saw his shot that was headed into the upper right corner of the net tipped over the crossbar by Navy goalkeeper Ian Bramblett.
Navy (5-0-0) broke through in the 60th minute for the lone goal of the game. Navy's Toni Adewole sent a long throw into the box that a Mount defender was unable to clear away. The ball went to Matt Nocita, who buried the shot to give the Midshipmen a 1-0 advantage. The Mount had one last chance to tie the score when a Mount player was fouled 25 yards out with 30 seconds on the clock. Molina took the kick, but it hit the Navy wall, and the Midshipmen were able to run out the clock.
Navy held a 9-to-8 edge in shots that included a 4-to-1 margin in shots on goal. The Mountaineers had eight corner kicks in the game while Navy had just two. Bramblett made one save for the shutout win while Chwalik had three saves for the Mountaineers.
Mount St. Mary's is back in action on Tuesday, September 17, with a 6:00 p.m. game at Army West Point.
GAME NOTES: The game was a matchup of teams that are receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Top 25 poll...The Mount had 19 votes and Navy eight in the latest rankings released this past Tuesday.