Women’s Soccer Bested 2-1 by Late Goal at Mount Holyoke

juliena d'alessio dribbles the ball

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Southern Vermont College was edged 2-1 by Mount Holyoke College Saturday afternoon on a late goal during non-conference women's soccer action at MHC Soccer Field.

The Mountaineers broke the scoreless stalemate in the 37th minute to go on top, and their 1-0 upper hand stood until midway through the second half. An own goal by SVC tied it up, and the Lyons then triumphed with a late tally as they pulled in front with 4:23 left in regulation.

Southern Vermont (1-3) is back in action on Wednesday when SVC visits Plymouth State University for a 4 p.m. non-league matchup.

Scoring for the visitors was senior Paige Vitale (Port Jervis, N.Y.) who notched her first of the year. Classmate and keeper Melissa Mascari (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) came up with 12 saves in the loss (1-3).

With less than 10 minutes to go in the opening half, Vitale sent in her second career goal to put her team ahead. A long ball was sent in from the right side, and she was able to get a foot on it before the Lyon keeper could reel it in for the go-ahead tally.

Southern Vermont carried that slim edge through the intermission and 26 minutes of the second period before a miscue on the Mountaineers' defensive end tied it up for Mount Holyoke. The hosts then put themselves in position for the come-from-behind victory with a goal in the 86th minute, and SVC was unable to find an equalizer as time ran out on the visitors.