Mount St. Mary's Women's Soccer Earns 1-1 Draw at LIU Brooklyn

Mount St. Mary's Women's Soccer Earns 1-1 Draw at LIU Brooklyn

Brooklyn, N.Y. (September 28, 2018)—Mount St. Mary's battled to a 1-1 tie at LIU Brooklyn on Friday afternoon.  The Mount's Jaylyn Chandler scored her first goal of the season to give the Mount the lead, but a late LIU Brooklyn penalty kick tied the score.

The Mountaineers (1-6-3, 0-0-2 NEC) controlled play for the majority of the first half, generating three corner kick opportunities while holding an 8-1 advantage in shots.  Kayla Hughes generated most of the Mountaineer offense, posting four shots, including a pair on goal.  LIU goalkeeper Megan Virgin made three saves in the opening 45 minutes of play.

Mount St. Mary's finally broke through in the 62nd minute when Jaylyn Chandler blasted home a shot from in front of the goal for a 1-0 advantage.  Chandler collected a loose ball after a corner kick to give the Mount the lead. 

Mount goalkeeper Maggie Barron had to make her first save of the game with just over 12 minutes remaining when she scooped up a low shot from LIU's leading scorer Marian Awad.  Barron then denied Brittany Fazin when she made a sliding stop on a near breakaway attempt down the left side.

The Blackbirds (2-7-2, 0-1-1 NEC) evened the score on a penalty kick with 2:55 remaining.  Awad sent a shot that was deflected by a Mountaineer hand in the penalty box.  Awad converted the kick to even the score with 2:51 left in regulation.

In the overtime, the Mount's Hughes had the best opportunity, but had her shot two minutes into the second extra period denied by Virgin.

Mount St. Mary's held a 15-to-8 advantage in shots, including a 7-to-3 margin in shots on goal.  The Mountaineers posted a narrow 5-to-4 advantage in corner kicks.  Virgin tallied six saves for the Blackbirds while Barron made a pair of stops for the Mount.  Hughes generated eight shots in the game, including five on goal.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action on Friday, October 5, when Robert Morris visits Waldron Family Stadium for a 4:00 p.m. matchup.