Location: Schueler Field (Cincinnati, OH)
Mount St. Joseph was able to take the lead early. They scored in the 11th minute to take the 1-0 lead. They were also able to get another goal before halftime to make the score 2-0. The Lions honored their seniors at halftime as they were escorted out onto the field by their families. In the second half, the Mount was able to extend their lead with another goal and beat Manchester with a final score of 3-0.
How it Happened:
The match started off dominated by the Lions. The Mount was able to record 22 shots in the first half compared to the Spartans 4. The Lions were able to score first after an assist from April Zeiger (Harrison, OH/ Harrison) lead to a goal from Lindsey Potzick (Harrison, OH/ Harrison). The Lions were able to reach the net again after Megan Grubb (Norwood, OH Norwood) was able to sail the ball past the goalie in the 18th minute. The Mount would lead with a score of 2-0 going into halftime. Mount St. Joseph honored their 11 seniors at halftime. Lindsey Sturwold (Sidney, OH Sidney), Michelle Hessling (Hamilton, OH/ Hamilton Badin), April Zeiger, Morgan Knasel (Sidney, OH/ Sidney), Brenna Lonneman (Windham, NH/ Central Catholic), Lindsey Potzick, Taylor Clark (Hamilton, OH/ Ross), Kara Vennemeier (Harrison, OH/ Harrison), Megan Grubb, Jasmine Cahill (Independence, KY/ Simon Kenton), and Olivia Weber (Edgewood, KY/ Dixie Heights) were escorted onto the field by members of their families while they reminisced about memories they shared over their careers.
In the second half the Lions continued to hold control of the game. The defense only allowed 2 shots from the Spartans compared to the Lions 7. They were able to increase their lead with a goal from Kaylan Gruber (Harrison, OH/ Harrison) to make the score 3-0. This would be the final score as the Lions came out with a win over the Spartans.
The Lions defense was able to hold Manchester to 6 shots the entire match. This defense has been outstanding all season and continues to make an influence. The seniors honored at halftime also deserve recognition. Their hard work and dedication is what has made this program so successful and fun to watch. They will be truly missed, best of luck!
Mount St. Joseph (14-3, 5-2) will look to improve their conference record once again as they face Hanover (12-3, 6-1) this Wednesday, 10/25 on Shueler Field at 7:00 PM.