OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson men's soccer team outshot Albright, 16-11, but it was the visitors who found the back of the net twice in the MAC Commonwealth opener for both teams Friday evening at Mustang Stadium.
The loss snaps a three-game win streak for the Mustangs (1-6-2, 0-1 MAC Commonwealth) over Albright, who now leads Stevenson 3-2 in Owings Mills.
In the opening two minutes of the contest, the Lions (2-8-1, 1-0 MAC Commonwealth) earned the first corner kick of the game but could not do anything with it. The Mustangs held a 15-3 advantage in corner kicks for the game.
Senior Scott Dorman had a good look on goal in the 18th minute after freshman Jordan Fields crossed the ball into the six-yard box from the end line. Freshman Jay Smith hit the cross off his chest to Fields but goalkeeper Billy Mullen was there for the save.
The visitors got on the board in the 23rd minute as Nathan Hughes received a through ball in the 18-yard box from Anthony Parlato and hit it the opposite way of senior Jake Brown.
The Mustangs took three of the next four shots, including a blast from sophomore DR Medtart from 25 yards away but it was blocked by an Albright defender.
Stevenson had another chance in the 32nd minute as Fields collected the ball on a failed clear attempt by the Lions but his shot was knocked away by Mullen and Smith's half-volley on the rebound sailed high.
Freshman Tim Mozingo had a late header attempt with 13 seconds remaining in the opening half, but that shot too went high.
Albright went on the offensive first in the second half as Parlato picked up a loose ball and broke down the right side of the field but his shot hit the outside of the net. But it was Stevenson who would control the opening 20 minutes of play.
On the fifth corner kick of the game for the Mustangs, Medtart collected a blocked shot and fired a shot inside the box that dipped just wide of the left post.
On just the third corner kick of the game for the Lions, Antonios Araviakis served the ball to the back post for Parlato who headed the ball past Brown on the near post.
The final opportunity for the hosts came in the 88th minute when Fields sent a shot off a Mozingo corner kick into the side of the net.
Stevenson returns to action on Monday, October 2 when the Mustangs travel to No. 11 Johns Hopkins for a non-conference contest beginning at 7:00 p.m.