Late Rally Lifts Navy Past Women's Soccer, 3-2
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Late Rally Lifts Navy Past Women's Soccer, 3-2

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy used two goals in the final ten minutes of play Monday night to defeat the George Mason women's soccer team 3-2 at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in the rescheduled match from Sunday. Senior captains Mary Kate Lowry and Tiana Kallenberger each scored for the Patriots who dipped to 2-2 on the season, while the Mids improved to 3-1.

Tied at 2-2 with under ten minutes to play, Navy's Ashylynn Soellner took a cross from Julie Schumacher, spun around a Mason defender and scored the game-winner with 32 seconds remaining on the clock. Mason outshot Navy in the second half 12-5, forcing goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner into three saves, and held a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks in the final period.

Navy carried a 1-0 lead into halftime as Morgan Dankanich scored on a header in the 15th minute from Paloma Perez. The Mids held an 8-3 advantage in shots at the end of the first period as Briana Kottler made one save in the opening period.

Lowry knotted the game at 1-all in the 74th minute off a Liz Agiato free kick. Agiato drilled the free kick and Lowry was in position to complete the play. Just over four minutes later, classmate Kallenberger put Mason on top with her third goal of the season. Kallenberger played off a cross from Sydney Mitchell and scored in the 78th minute as the Patriots took a 2-1 lead.

Navy quickly scored the equalizer as Dankanich found the back of the net for the second time in the contest as the Mid knocked in a cross from Lily Kraemer in the 81st minute, setting up the last minute game-winning goal for the home squad.

Mason narrowly won the edge in shots (15-13) and the slight edge in corner kicks (3-2) as the shots on goal were even at 6-6. Kallenberger led Mason with five shots, putting two on frame, while Casey Vornadore, Jazmin Cardoso, Kelly Pizzingrilli and Mitchell each registered two shots. Perez led Navy with five shots, two on goal, while Dankanich posted four shots. Playing the full 90 minutes in net, Kottler made three stops, while Hoerner collected four.

Mason returns to the field welcoming No. 17 Maryland to George Mason Stadium on Friday, August 31 for a 7 p.m. matchup.

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