Women Also Prepare for MAAC Grind
Mount St. Mary’s women’s soccer team is getting ready for this year’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference season. The Mountaineers are prepared to show their potential and determination in the conference this year after finishing with a record of 3-6-7 (2-5-3 in MAAC) last year. The team had a solid season last year, playing a competitive style of the game that left supporters excited for the future.
Their current record is 1-4-2, with their season opener against the New Jersey Institute of Technology ending in a 0-0 draw. They traveled to Pennsylvania to play against Lafayette with the game ending in a 1-0 defeat. They welcomed Towson and the final score ended 3-0 in favor of Towson.
On Aug. 27, they faced Radford and did not get the result they wanted, losing 2-0. Senior day against Hampton on Sept. 1 ended 2-1 as the Mountaineers got their first win of the season. Robert Morris came to Emmitsburg on Sept. 6 and defeated the Mountaineers 3-0. Their first MAAC game against Iona on Sept. 9 resulted in a 1-1 tie, with the goal being scored by Madison Bee (Graduate Student).
The Mountaineers have their eyes set on taking a top spot in the MAAC as they get ready to play conference games this year. The Mountaineers get the chance to demonstrate their skills in several challenging games against many competitive schools in their schedule.
Luisangely Navas (C'25) is a consistent goal scorer who works well under pressure. Starting in 12 out of 15 games for the team last season, she led the team with three goals and is expected to be crucial in creating opportunities this season. Before suffering a season-ending injury against Radford, Nathalie Mejia (C'24) made four appearances for the Mountaineers. The senior from Silver Spring will provide essential expertise and leadership in the midfield. Taylor Carter (Graduate Student), who transferred from Alabama, is looking to add depth and energy to the team. She scored her first goal as a Mountaineer from the penalty spot in the 2-1 victory against Hampton on Sept. 1.
There is excitement and expectations as women’s soccer begins their second season in the MAAC. Whether they are picking up important victories, showcasing their defensive strength, or producing goal-scoring possibilities. Fans may look forward to the team's success as they try to build a name for themselves in the MAAC's competitive environment.
Photo by: Tyler Kraft