GAMBIER, Ohio -- For the second straight game, Mount Union played its opponent to a scoreless tie heading into halftime.
But unlike Saturday afternoon against Denison, the Purple Raiders were unable to walk away with a win over Kenyon.
Kenyon came out firing in the second half, scoring two goals in the first 15 minutes. The Ladies were able to extend its lead to three goals in the 81st minute thanks to a goal by Alice Bell.
Late in the match, however, the Mount Union offense came to life. In the 89th minute, rookie Shannon Evans (Newbury/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin), who scored the game-winning goal on Saturday in Granville, netted a goal on a breakaway. Then, just 29 seconds later, Evans broke free again and pulled the Raiders within one at 3-2. For Evans, the two goals were her second and third of the season.
Mount Union could not post the equalizer after Evans' second goal with 35 seconds remaining, though. The 3-2 loss was the Raiders' first of the season (1-1). Kenyon improved to 1-1.
Kenyon outshot the Raiders 29-5 and took 10 more corner kicks than Mount Union (11-1). Mount Union's sophomore goalie Maria Favorite (Chesterland/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) made nine saves in the loss.
The Raiders are off until Friday (Sept. 7) when they head to Hiram for a 4 p.m. match.
Mount Union (1-1) at Kenyon (1-1)
Date: Sept 2, 2012 Attendance: 185
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Mount Union......... 0 2 - 2
Kenyon................. 0 3 - 3
|1.||51:18 - KC||Courtney Hague||unassisted||left-footed shot curves into the far pos|
|2.||59:19 - KC||Becca Romaine||unassisted||left-footed shot, off the post and into|
|3.||80:28 - KC||Alice Bell||Aisha Simon||Cross into near post, controlled in with|
|4.||88:56 - MU||Shannon Evans||unassisted||Breakaway goal shot over the keeper and|
|5.||89:25 - MU||Shannon Evans||unassisted||Another breakaway goal into the far post|