Emmitsburg, Md. (August 26, 2012)--Mount St. Mary's was edged by visiting Rider, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Waldron Familty Stadium on campus.
The Mount (1-1) had the best of the scoring chances in a scoreless first half. Forward Jackie Corley had a chance from the top of the box two minutes into the game, but sent her shot high over the cross bar. She had another attempt in the 18th minute stopped by Rider goalkeeper Jenn Nichols. Keriann McGettigan's free kick in the 38th minutes was also stopped by Nichols.
The Broncs (3-0) carried play to open the second half and scored the game-winning goal in the 62nd minute on a corner kick. Demi Mello sent the kick to the middle where Kaitlin Wylie was able to head the ball past Mount freshman goalkeeper Vicky Cocozza.
Rider held a 12-10 advantage in shots in the game, but the Mount had a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Freshman Rachel Bourne played the first half in goal for the Mount, making one save while not allowing a goal. Cocozza made four saves with one goal allowed in the final 45 minutes for the Mountaineers. Nichols made eight saves to earn the shutout victory.
The Mount returns to action on Friday, August 31, with a 7:00 p.m. game at No. 16 Virginia Tech.
Game Notes: The game was delayed 35 minutes at halftime due to lightning...The first half was played in a steady downpour...The Mount was trying to win consecutive games to open the season for the first time in program history.