September 2, 2018—Mount St. Mary's staged a late rally, but came up short in a 2-1 loss at Radford on Sunday afternoon. Kayla Hughes scored the Mount's goal on a free kick in the second half.
Radford (2-1-1) broke a scoreless tie on a Reese Degnan goal with just over five minutes remaining in the first half. Degnan took a through pass from Ana Revollo, made a move past Mount goalkeeper Maggie Barron at the top of the penalty area, and then slid the ball into the open net for the first goal of the game.
Radford led 1-0 at the half, and then the teams encountered a lightning delay just over four minutes into the second half. The Highlanders responded well to the long break, getting a Nelia Perez breakaway goal in the 53rd minute to take a 2-0 lead.
The Mount (1-4-0) was able to regroup, and carried play over the final 25 minutes of the contest, cutting the deficit in half in the 73rd minute. The Mount received a free kick outside the top of the box, and Hughes buried the shot in the upper left corner to make it 2-1. The Mountaineers continued to play the ball in Radford's end of the field, but were unable to come up with the tying goal.
Radford held a 16-to-10 advantage in shots, and held a 4-3 margin in corner kicks. Barron made a pair of saves for the Mountaineers while Courtenay Kaplan had four saves for Radford. Hughes led the Mount with four shots, including three on goal, while Jenna West had a pair of shots in the game.
The Mount is back in action on Friday, September 7, at UMBC.