Cresson, PA – The Mount Aloysius College women’s soccer team fell to visiting Hiram 4-1 in non-conference play on Tuesday afternoon.
After both sides battled for momentum in the game’s first 35 minutes, the visiting Terriers struck twice in succession. Abbey Rowe scored with 10 minutes left to play in the opening half on a long chip shot, and Robynn McGroarty made it 2-0 just two minutes later after a scramble in the box.
The Mounties got back into the game on a strong hustle play in the 55th minute. Megan Parker found the ball inside the box on a loose ball and deposited it into the lower corner for her third goal of the season to make it a 2-1 game.
Hiram expanded the lead to 3-1 following another McGroarty goal in the 72nd minute, and secured the victory eight minutes later on a goal by Genna Atkins.
Hiram registered 17 shots, including 14 on goal, while Mount Aloysius recorded nine shots, five on goal. The Terriers also had a 5-3 edge in corner kick opportunities.
Zara Apakoh and Kristin James split time in net for the Mount. Apakoh had four saves, while James had six, including an outstanding tip over the bar in the game’s closing moments.
Kailie Reed notched four saves for Hiram.
Mount Aloysius falls to 1-1 on the season and will be back in action on Saturday for a 1 p.m. home game against Penn State-Harrisburg.