CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Lions hosted the Ravens of Anderson University in a Saturday afternoon conference matchup. The Lions had the lead at halftime and were able to hold onto it as the game came to an end. The Lions gained another conference win with their defeat of the Ravens 13-8.
As the first half began the Ravens were the first team to make their mark on the scoreboard. Their lead did not last for long as The Mount would go on a seven point run. The first point came from freshman Megan Dancer (Springboro,Ohio/Springboro) off of a free position shot. Brianna Brannon (Cincinnati,Ohio/Seton) would follow right behind with an unassisted goal. Dancer would go to the eight meter once again and punch a shot past the goalie. Just under a minute later Dancer would find Ashley Costa (Milford,Ohio/Milford) wide open in front of the goal, leading to Costa stealing her first collegiate goal. Dancer would snag her first hat trick of the game off of an unassisted goal. The Lions laid off the gas for a few minutes before Brannon would break in with a goal assisted by Dancer. But Dancer could not be stopped as she went in unassisted once again to bring her first half total to four goals. Anderson would score one more before the halftime buzzer sounded, but they did not have the last word because Joy Glacken (Cleves,Ohio/Taylor) would join in and grab an unassisted goal for herself leading to The Lions having an 8-2 lead at half time.
In the second half the Ravens came out with an offensive fire and would put The Mount on their heels for the first few minutes of the half as the Ravens scored two goals closing the gap. Dancer would not let that happen as she would become an unstoppable force and score the next three goals for The Mount. Anderson fought back and snuck four goals passed The Lions taking the score deficit to only three goals with two minutes left in the game. The Mount would push through this set back and Brannon would get herself a hat trick with an unassisted goal. The Lions finally goal would come from Costa in the last 30 seconds of the game. The buzzer would sound a few seconds later and The Mount would collect their second conference victory making their record 2-1 off of this 13-8 win.
Goalkeeper Sydney Vinel (Cleves,Ohio/Seton) would stand strong in the goal accumulating 10 saves throughout the game and held the Ravens offense to only two goals from nine free positions shots taken.
The Lions will be back in action on Sunday, April 14th as they travel to take on the Colonels of Centre College in a non-conference competition. Continue to check MSJSports.com for more updates on the 2019 season!