Moon Township, Pa. (April 8, 2018) – Mount St. Mary's University struggled to find its offensive footing in a 14-4 loss at Robert Morris on Sunday afternoon in Northeast Conference women's lacrosse action.
The Mount's Carly Miller netted a free-position goal just over two minutes into the contest for the game's first goal, but Robert Morris held the Mountaineers scoreless for the ensuing 16 minutes of play while scoring three times to take a 3-1 advantage/
Marley Heller broke up the Mount's scoreless drought with a tally off a free-position attempt at the 11:29 mark, but the Colonials registered the final two goals of the half to open a 5-2 advantage at the intermission.
Robert Morris continued the momentum into the second half with a pair of early goals from Shannon Lynch and Madison Griffin to push its advantage to five, before Miller tallied her second of the game to cut the deficit back to 7-3 with 23:08 remaining.
The Colonials answered with six straight goals over a 14-minute stretch, which included three tallies from Clio Kerr and a pair from Dana Davis, to take a commanding 13-3 advantage with just 8:20 left in the contest.
RMU was able to close out the 14-4 victory to improve to 5-7 on the year and 1-1 in NEC play. With the loss, the Mount dropped to 6-5 overall and evened its conference record to 1-1.
Miller collected her seventh multi-goal game of the year with two scores in the contest for the Mount, while Heller and Taylor Carhart notched the other goals. Jillian Petito made a season-high 15 saves in goal for the Mount.
Sophia Eureka led all scorers with five points (4g, 1a) to pace the Colonials on the afternoon. Kerr (3g, 1a) and Melanie Gandy (2g, 2a) chipped in with four points each. Katelyn Miller stopped six shots to collect the win in goal.
Mount St. Mary's continues its road stretch with an NEC tilt at Wagner on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m.