McKee Records Career-Best 16 Saves in 1-0 Victory at St. Mary's (Md.)

McKee Records Career-Best 16 Saves in 1-0 Victory at St. Mary's (Md.)

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.

Just two minutes later, the visitors nearly doubled its lead as a shot by sophomore Rylie Patterson off a corner kick from senior Brittney Celano was saved by Sydney Larkin.

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.