|Game Date / Time:||TBA|
|Game Notes:||PSU-Behrend 3, Mount Aloysius 2
In another close conference contest, the Mount Aloysius women's soccer team fell to Penn State-Behrend 3-2 in overtime on Saturday afternoon on Senior Day.
Prior to the game, Mount Aloysius honored its six departing players- Tonya Bibby, Emily Burget, Katelyn Shull, Lara Appiah, Pam Pride and Nicole Schweinsberg. After the ceremony, the Mounties put forth their second consecutive spirited effort following a 2-1 victory over Penn State-Altoona.
Behrend got on the board first in the 14th minute as Abbie Schuster deposited a cross into the back of the net to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. However, the Mount would respond with a goal from freshman forward Megan Parker 31 minutes into play. Parker won a loose ball at the top of the box, spun and struck a low volley in the bottom of the net to tie things up at 1-1 heading into the break.
The Mount found their first lead of the day five minutes into the second half on a gorgeous lofted goal by Stephanie Oaks off of a pass from Katelyn Shull. Three minutes later, Mount Aloysius was whistled for a controversial foul in the box and Behrend knotted it up at 2-2.
The Mount defense stood tall for the remainder of the second half and limited any Nittany Lion opportunities. Three minutes into overtime, however, Behrend's Julia Schroeck nailed the game winner.
Freshman goalie Lauren Challingsworth was solid once again with nine saves on the day.
SENIOR DAY INTRODUCTIONS
#12 Katelyn Shull- A four year member of the women's soccer team, Shull has appeared in 47 games in her career despite missing a full season, starting in 35 of them. A graduate of Arundel High in Crofton, MD, she will be graduating with a major in Criminal Justice. Shull has been both strong and versatile this season as both a central and outside midfielder for the Mounties.
#11 Pam Pride- A four year member of the women’s soccer team, Pam has appeared in 38 games in her Mountie career, starting in 35 of them. A graduate of Clearfield High School in Latrobe, PA, her most memorable game occurred in her sophomore season against Pitt-Bradford. Pam scored two goals, including a goal in double-overtime that gave Mount Aloysius the win. Pam has been a reliable and consistent midfielder throughout her Mountie career.
#10 Lara Appiah- A four year member of the women’s soccer team, Lara has appeared in 56 games in her career, starting in 39 of them. A graduate of Ghana Christian International High School and originally from Accra, Ghana, Lara will be graduating this year with a major in Pre Med-Biology. Lara has helped the team at every position this season, including starting the year filling in at goalie- the first time she has ever played there. She scored the game-winning goal against Valley Forge on September 15th, which was the first goal of her Mountie career.
#6 Emily Burget- A three year member of the women’s soccer team, Emily will be graduating this year from the Pre-Physicians Assistant program. A graduate of Bellwood High School in Belwood, PA, Emily has appeared in 44 games in three years, starting 43 of them. She has three goals and recorded one assist in her career as an outside midfielder known for her passing and tackling ability.
#15 Nicole Schweinsberg- A three year member of the women’s soccer team, Nicole will be graduating this year with a degree in Medical Imaging. A graduate of West Allegheny High School in Pittsburgh, Nicole has appeared in 45 games in three years, starting 44 of them. She assisted on a game-winning goal against Pitt-Bradford as a freshman, and she has been tremendous this season as an outside defender for the Mount.
#3 Tonya Bibby- A three year member of the women’s soccer team, Tonya will be graduating this year from the Mount’s Physical Therapy program. A graduate of Windber High School in Windber, Tonya has appeared in 44 games in 3 years, starting all of them. A team captain this season who leads by example, Tonya has led Mount defense from the sweeper position.
|Game Date / Time(DH):||Tue Jul 10 03:59 PM|