FROSTBURG, Md. – Mount St. Joseph scored the contest's lone goal in the 31st minute Friday evening to defeat Bridgewater College 1-0 on the first day of the Frostburg State tournament.
The Eagles had the better of the play for most of the game and dominated the statistics, but the Lions made the most of one of their few opportunities in the first half.
Bridgewater held a big 18-6 edge in shots, including a 7-2 advantage in shots on goal. The Eagles also had 11 corner kicks, compared to just one for the Lions.
The Lions scored their lone goal on a free kick after the Eagles were whistled for a foul just outside of the box on the left side of the field. Seth Freppon took the free kick and fit his shot just inside the near post for a 1-0 Mount St. Joseph lead.
Lions' goalkeeper Connor Spivey made the lead stand up with seven saves, including four in the second half.
Bridgewater kept the pressure on the Lions' defense and had several scoring chances in the final 10 minutes of play.
In the 81st minute, sophomore Thomas White had a decent look from straight away and just outside the box, but his shot sailed high.
A minute later Julian Ofori pushed a header toward goal, but Spivey was on spot to make the save.
Bridgewater had two corner kicks in the final two minutes of play, but each time the Lions successfully defended the set pieces and cleared the ball safely out of the box.
The Eagles will look to even their record when they meet The College of New Jersey on Saturday afternoon. Game time is 1:00 p.m. TCNJ defeated the host Frostburg State team 1-0 in Friday's other contest.