CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Earlham College women's soccer team held a 1-0 lead at halftime, but Mount St. Joseph University scored two goals in the final 25 minutes to pull out a 2-1 win over the Quakers in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) game on Saturday.
MSJ enjoyed the majority of the offensive play, but it was Earlham that score first. Freshman Hailey Beel fired a shot that deflected off a Lion defender and into the net. Earlham goalkeeper, sophomore Sari Stissi faced 12 shots in the first half, but kept the clean sheet through 45 minutes.
The Lions' pressure paid off midway through the second half as Morgan Knasel scored unassisted to tie the game in the 72nd minute. Stissi and the Quaker defense nearly got the game into overtime, but Jasmine Cahill broke the deadlock with a goal with just under three minutes remaining in regulation.
Mount St. Joseph held a significant shots advantage including a 9-0 margin in corner kicks. Stissi, who took the loss, made seven saves in the game.