Women's Soccer Rallies to Top MSJ 2-1

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CINCINNATI, OHIO -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology scored twice in the second half to defeat the College of Mount St. Joseph 2-1 in women's soccer action on Tuesday night.

Sophomore Nicky Wheeler (Avon) turned a 1-0 deficit into a 1-1 tie with her third goal of the season in the 59th minute.  Freshman Mallory McDevitt (Wapakoneta, Ohio) provided the assist.

Less than two minutes later, freshman Katie DeMoss (Martinsville/Roncalli) booted home her seventh goal of the season to lift Rose-Hulman to its second win of the conference season.  Junior Amanda Kingman (Plano, Texas/Senior) was credited with the assist.

Freshman Lucinda Combs (Danvile, Ky./Boyle County) picked up the goalkeeping victory for Rose-Hulman with seven saves.

Mount St. Joseph jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Victoria Heflen at the 8:01 mark of the first half.  The Lions had a slight shot advantage early in the match, but Rose-Hulman rallied with a strong second half to claim the win.

Mount St. Joseph outshot Rose-Hulman 17-10 in the match, with Jessica Pykosz firing four shots for the Lions.  DeMoss led the Fightin' Engineers with four shots, and Wheeler provided three.  Rose-Hulman compiled a 4-1 edge in corner kicks during the match.

Rose-Hulman improved to 7-5-2 overall and 2-1-1 in conference play on the season, while Mount St. Joseph stands 0-11-1 and 0-2-1 in league play.  The Fightin' Engineers host Transylvania University on Saturday at the Engineer Intramural Field.