Emmitsburg, Md. (February 24, 2018) – Taylor Carhart and Carly Miller combined for 10 points to power Mount St. Mary's past Army, 14-10, in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium.
Carhart netted a career-high five goals to go along with one assist as she led all scorers in the contest with six points. Miller notched two goals and a pair of assists to register four points, and Marley Heller and Emily Davis each finished with two goals in the tilt.
Jillian Petito notched her second win of the season in goal for the Mountaineers with a seven-save performance.
On the other side, Amy Johnston, Maddie Miller and Jackie Brattan registered two goals apiece, while Rachel Hornick finished with a team-high three points (1g, 2a).
Maddie Burns got the start in cage for the Black Knights, but was pulled after allowing six goals in the opening 20 minutes. Hannah Slomkowski played the rest of the way, finishing with five saves in just under 40 minutes of action.
The Mount got off to a slow start in the contest, yielding four goals in the opening 2:50 of play as Army jumped out to the early advantage.
The Black Knights held a 7-3 lead midway thru the opening half, but the Mount responded with the final four goals of the frame, including a pair of free-position goals, to tie things at 7-7.
Mount St. Mary's opened the second half with the first two goals as Davis and Heller found the back of the net to give the Mount a 9-7 lead. Johnston got Army back within one score on her second goal of the game at the 23:15 mark to put an end to the Black Knights' scoring drought that lasted over 23 minutes spanning the first and second halves.
The two teams traded a pair of goals apiece over the next eight minutes of play as the Mount still held onto its one-goal advantage heading down the stretch.
With the Mount leading 11-10 under the six-minute mark, Carhart notched her third goal of the game off a nice feed from Miller to make it a two-goal advantage for the Mountaineers. Just over a minute later, the combo of Carhart and Miller struck again to push the Mount lead to 13-10 with just 4:21 remaining.
Carhart finished off the natural hat trick with her third straight goal and fifth of the game at the 2:47 mark, this time coming off an assist from Kinsella. The tally essentially iced the game for the Mountaineers, as they closed out the 14-10 victory.
The Mount moved to 2-1 on the year following the win, while Army's record evened up at 2-2.
Mount St. Mary's scored seven of its 14 goals on free-position attempts, going 7-for-9 overall in the game.
The Mountaineers return to action this Wednesday (Feb. 28) at Presbyterian at 3 p.m.