By Steven Merritt
BRONXVILLE – The Mount Saint Mary College Women’s Soccer team snapped a five game skid on Saturday evening as the Knights took down Skyline foe Sarah Lawrence 2-0. Nikki Carter and Nicky Wurglics each score a goal in the victory.
The Knights owned the possession in the first half as Chrissy Cannella had three shots turned away by Sarah Lawrence goalkeeper Madison Mertsch in the first 13 minutes. The Mount’s next great chances came in a string of four minutes as Mertsch once again came up big and made four straight saves.
At the 41:41 mark, Carter received a feed from Cannella and scored her second goal of the season on a scramble in the box. The Knights held a 12-1 shots advantage in the first half and held all eight corner kicks in the first 45 minutes.
The second half was much of the same for Mount Saint Mary as the Knights continued to attack the Gryphons backline. The Mount earned its second goal of the game late in the second half as Wurglics scored her first goal of the season on a header off a cross from Gina Rivera.
The Mount outshot the Gryphons 13-3 in the second half as well as holding the corner kicks edge 3-1. Cannella led the Knights in shots with eight, including six shots on goal. Tiffany McBrayer and Lainie Cadieux had the two shots on goal for Sarah Lawrence.
Cyan Scott picked up her second win of the season as she posted a shutout and made two saves on the day. Mertsch took the tough loss after making 12 saves for Sarah Lawrence.
The Knights finished the game with a 25-4 shots advanttage including 14-2 shots on goal.
The Mount also held an 11-1 edge in corner kicks in the contest.