Location: Cincinnati, OH (Schueler field)
Mount St. Joseph faced a tough matchup against the Terriers of Hiram. The Lions fell behind early after Hiram was able to get to the net four times in the first quarter to take a demanding lead. The Lions fought hard to get back in the contest but came up short to the Terriers with a final score of 13-4.
How it Happened:
The Lions started the game off slow as they were outscored in the first quarter 4-0. The team looked to get on the board in the second period to decrease the deficit. The Terriers were able to add four more goals to their lead before Jesse Purdy (Lexington, KY/ Dunbar) was able to get to the net for the Lions. This goal sparked the Lions offense as they looked to get back in the game. Just seconds later Matt Stecht (Erlanger, KY/ Holy Cross) was able to score for the Lions to make the score 8-2. The scoring continued for the Mount as they connected on a goal from Cameron Mueller (Cincinnati, OH/ Northwest) right before the end of the half. The third period was taken over by the Terriers as they put up five goals in the quarter. Purdy would put up another goal but it wouldn't be enough as the Lions were defeated with a final score of 13-4.
Purdy continues to be a great weapon for the Lions offense. He was able to score two goals and record an assist against the Terriers in the Lions loss.
The Lions (0-5, 0-1) will host Westminster (1-2, 1-0) on Schueler field this Saturday, 3/17 at 1:00 PM as they try to improve their conference record.