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.