Yann Kouemi's Overtime Goal Lifts Mount St. Mary's Past St. Francis Brooklyn, 2-1

Yann Kouemi's Overtime Goal Lifts Mount St. Mary's Past St. Francis Brooklyn, 2-1

Emmitsburg, Md. (October 6, 2019)--Yann Kouemi scored twice, including the game winner on a penalty kick in overtime, to lift the Mount St. Mary's men's soccer team to a 2-1 win over visiting St. Francis Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium.  The Mountaineers improve to 4-4-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the Northeast Conference with the victory.

Kouemi drew the penalty kick when he would brought down in the box with 43 seconds left in the first overtime period.  He then calmly buried the shot into the upper right corner of the goal to lift the Mount to the dramatic victory. 

St. Francis Brooklyn (5-3-1, 1-2-0 NEC) took the early lead with a penalty kick of their own in the 19th minute.  Mount goalkeeper Riccardo Zonta committed a foul in the box to set up the penalty kick for Yoann Assoumin, who converted the shot to give the Terriers the 1-0 advantage.  The score remained that way until late in the first half when the Mount was able to tie the game.  Ramon Gallegos sent a long ball over the top to Kouemi, who broke in on the keeper and scored between his legs make it 1-1 with 30 seconds left in the opening half.

The Terriers played a man down the final 15 minutes of regulation and the overtime period when Julien Remiti received his second yellow card of the game. 

Mount St. Mary's held a 12-to-10- shot advantage in the game including a 7-to-2 margin in shots on goal.  The Mountaineers also carried a 7-to-2 edge in corner kicks.  Zonta made one save for the Mountaineers to earn the win while Callum James made five saves for St. Francis.

The Mount returns to action on Tuesday night when Loyola visits Waldron Family Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. matchup.