Mason Scores Two to Lead MNE to Win vs. ECC

Mason Scores Two to Lead MNE to Win vs. ECC

Saints returned to winning ways with a strong 2nd half display today at MUNE. Completing their 4th game in 6 days the saints started brighter than their opponents with Jason Aguirre (Centrel Tech) and Michael Lennox (St Matthews) both going close in the early exchanges. It was Erie CC who broke the deadlock through a free kick delivered from ECC's right side. Saints failed to c...hallenge the header and conceded a poor goal from a defensive perspective. The recalled Ryan Walsh (Corry) helpless as the Kats went 1-0 up.

Despite a number of chances the saints lacked conviction in their shooting and failed to hit the target on a number of occasions, ensuring the game stayed 1-0 to ECC until the half time whistle.

HT Saints 0-1 Erie CC

The Saints made a number of changes at half time returning to the field will more desire and a hunger for an equalizing goal. Devin Mason (Girard) was one of the players introduced in the second half who would have a massive influence on the the 2nd 45 minutes.

The equalizing goal came following a driving run from midfield by British national Michael Lennox. It was a Lennox delivery to the far post for Shane MacDonald who rose for an intelligent header back across the goal that found Devin Mason, the Girard striker made no mistake with the finish. 1-1.

As the momentum shifted to the saints more chances fell to Shousher (Clay) and Schenberg (Saegertown). Only one team looked like winning as the clock ticked down, with stellar defensive performances by duo Eric Kennedy (Springfield) and Nate Angelo (Harborcreek) keeping the Kats at bay.

The winning goal arrived with less than 15 minutes to go. Striker Dean Shousher worked admirably to pressure the ECC center back, forcing a ball back to his goalkeeper who smashed his clearance against Shousher from point blank range. Shousher then had presence of mind to keep the ball in play and then deliver a cross to the head of Mason who double his tally for the day and delighted the home crowd. 2-1.

Chances fell to Schenberg and Desnerck in the latter stages although neither could put the game out of ECCs reach. Despite a late surge from ECC the saints back line held firm, taking the win that moves the program to 8-3-0 for the season. The next game will be away at Monroe CC 3pm Saturday 9/27.