Mount St. Mary's Men's Soccer Edged by Army West Point, 1-0

Mount St. Mary's Men's Soccer Edged by Army West Point, 1-0

Emmitsburg, Md. (September 17, 2019)--For the second consecutive game, the Mount St. Mary's men's soccer team found itself on the wrong side of a 1-0 decision.  Army West Point scored a first half goal on a penalty kick, and held the Mount off the scoreboard the rest of the way for the one-goal victory.  Mount St. Mary's goalkeeper Andrew Chwalik made six saves in the loss.

"It was a tough loss tonight," said Mount St. Mary's head coach Bryan Cunningham.  "Unfortunately, for two straight matches we have been on the wrong side of a one-goal game.  We have to regroup and be ready for another away match Saturday at James Madison."

The Mountaineers had a couple of scoring chances early on shots by Marcel Lucero and Juan Molina.  The Black Knights were able to keep withstand the Mount's early push, and broke through with the lone goal of the game in the 25th minute on a penalty kick from Keenan O'Shea.

Mount St. Mary's (3-2-0) came out strong in the second half, getting shots from Kyle Davis and Juan Molina over the opening 13 minutes.  Army was able to regroup, and the Mount's Chwalik made a couple of nice saves to keep it a one-goal margin.  The Mount's had one last chance to tie the score in the 89th minute, but Yann Kouemi's free kick from just outside the box went just wide of the goal.

Army held a 17-to-8 advantage in shots in the game, but including a 7-to-6 edge in the second half.  The Black Knights had an 11-to-5 margin in corner kicks as well.

The Mountaineers are back in action on Saturday night with a 7:00 p.m. matchup at James Madison.