Mount Women's Soccer Edged by Howard, 1-0, in Overtime in Season Opener on Friday Night

Mount Women's Soccer Edged by Howard, 1-0, in Overtime in Season Opener on Friday Night

Washington, D.C. (August 23, 2019)—Mount St. Mary's opened the 2019 season with a 1-0 overtime loss at Howard on Friday night.  The Bison scored 4:07 into the overtime period to earn the victory.

The Bison (1-0) earned the win when Arianna Morgan scored off a deflection by Mount keeper Charlotte Elrod in the 95th minute.  That was the only shot by either team in the overtime period.

The Mountaineers were outshot, 14-to-9, in the game while the Bison had a 10-to-1 edge in corner kicks.  Howard, the defending SWAC champions, were led by goalkeeper Alayah Hightower's four saves.  Elrod made five saves for the Mountaineers in the game.

Hightower made a save on Mount freshman Hannah Cooksey with 41 seconds remaining in the second half to keep the game scoreless. 

The Mount had a pair of scoring chances late in the first half when Kristen Isoldi and Jaylyn Chandler saw their shots eight seconds apart stopped by Hightower.

Maggie Wishart and Cooksey led the Mount with a pair of shots in the game.  Morgan led Howard with five shots.

The Mountaineers are back in action for the home opener on Sunday, August 25, with a 1:00 p.m. matchup with defending Big South champion Radford.

Notes:  The Mount is 9-5-3 all-time against Howard…The Mount is now 5-23-0 all-time in season openers, including a 4-5-0 mark over the past nine seasons.