Mountain Hawks Get Past Women’s Soccer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Lehigh University scored two goals in the final 21 minutes Saturday, and the Mountain Hawks defeated visiting Loyola University Maryland, 2-0, in Patriot League action at the Ulrich Sports Complex.
Lisa Kestelboym opened the scoring for the Mountain Hawks (8-4-4 overall, 4-2-2 Patriot League) just under 70 minutes into the contest.
Sabrina Mertz crossed a pass into the box where it was flicked by Maggie Wadsworth toward Kestelboym. She then knocked it in from in front of the goal to give Lehigh a 1-0 advantage.
Wadsworth added an insurance goal in the 89th minute, curling a shot inside the top left corner from just outside the box off an assist by Annika Jansa.
Loyola had a pair of early shots saved by Lehigh’s Sam Miller as the Mountain Hawks’ goalkeeper made stops on attempts by Molly O’Brien and Casey McKenzie in the 17th and 20th minutes. Miller made another save on a Julianna Cabrera shot in the 33rd minute, and then it was Sumer Rahe’s turn to keep the game scoreless a minute later as she turned back a shot by Lehigh’s Grace Correll.
Rahe made her third save of the first half seconds before the teams broke for halftime, stopping an attempt by Alyssa Riporti.
Loyola had a scoring chance in the 54th minute as Claire Beath’s header off a corner went wide, and three minutes later a McKenzie attempt was saved.
Jen Moutenot had a look that was blocked off a Nicole Rivas 72nd-minute corner kick, and a Mary Theresa Corcoran shot went off frame in the 76th minute. McKenzie then took a shot in the 83rd minute that was saved by Miller.
Rahe finished with a game-high six saves, while Miller had five. Lehigh managed a marginal 17-13 advantage in shots, and the teams were tied, 4-4, in corner kicks.
Loyola returns home to host Lafayette College on Saturday, October 28, at 1 p.m. The Greyhounds will celebrate their Class of 2018 – Alyssa Bonnesen, Lauryn Davidson and student manager Patrick Fogarty – in a pregame ceremony.
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