Late Goal Lifts VMI Past Mount St. Mary’s

Late Goal Lifts VMI Past Mount St. Mary’s

Emmitsburg, Md. (September 10, 2017) – Mount St. Mary's University outshot VMI by a 16-8 margin, but a late goal from Taylor Callahan propelled VMI to a 1-0 victory in non-conference women's soccer action on Sunday at Waldron Family Stadium.

With under seven minutes remaining in the contest, Blake Cashin fired a shot that was saved by a sliding Maggie Barron. Callahan picked up the loose ball off the rebound and lofted a shot from around 25 yards out over Barron's head and into the empty net to give VMI a 1-0 advantage.

On the ensuing possession, the Mount had one of its best scoring chances of the game as Gianna Pomykacz worked her way towards the net and fired a shot, but Ceci Keppeler made a diving stop to the near post side to preserve the Keydets' lead.

VMI closed out the Mount in the final minutes to earn the 1-0 victory and improve to 3-5 on the year. The Mount also moves to 3-5 overall following the loss.

Mount St. Mary's had a couple good scoring opportunities in the first half, but wasn't able to capitalize. Late in the period, Jaylyn Chandler nearly gave the Mount a lead, but her shot from the top of the box went just wide left as the game remained knotted at 0-0.

In addition to their 16-8 shot advantage in the tilt, the Mountaineers also held an edge on corners, 4-3.

The Mount is back in action on September 16 for a matchup at Central Michigan at noon.