ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Stevenson women's soccer senior Tiffany McKee finished with a career-best 16 saves, including 11 in the second half, as the Mustangs posted a 1-0 non-conference victory over St. Mary's (Md.) Sunday afternoon at Seahawk Stadium.
The Mustangs (3-1) have won four of the last six meetings against their former CAC-foe and improve to 6-4 in one-goal games since the start of the 2016 season, including 2-1 this season.
It took 10 minutes for Stevenson to record a shot, the first from either team in the game, but the Mustangs made it count as sophomore Marissa Inglisa finished a crossing pass from sophomore Brianna Christie inside the six-yard box. Inglisa has a point in three consecutive games while Christie picks up her second assist on the season.
The Seahawks did not record their first shot on net until the 20th minute but McKee came up with a save before following that with a second one off a free kick just two minutes later. McKee was tested late in the half as well and was forced to come up with a pair of saves in the final five minutes.
Stevenson wasted no time attacking the offensive end as a low hard shot by Inglisa gave the Mustangs their third corner kick of the game just over a minute into the second half. But Celano's corner kick was cleared quickly by the defense.
Down the other end, St. Mary's earned its third corner kick of the game but a header went wide of the net. The Seahawks held a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks in the game.
McKee made five saves in a span of less than eight minutes midway through the second half to preserve the visitors lead. McKee's 11 second half saves were just one save shy of her previous career-high of 12 saves in a game, which she did twice prior.
In the 77th minute, junior Sam Hooker took a quick free kick from about 25 yards straight away, but her kick sailed high of the crossbar.
McKee came up big once again as the Seahawks had a good look in transition as a cross found Emmey German in close but McKee saw the ball all the way and made the diving stop.
The Seahawks outshot the Mustangs, 25-11, including 16-5 in the second half.
Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, September 13 when the Mustangs travel to Catholic for a non-conference contest beginning at 4:00 p.m.